Jackie Earl

Jackie Earl

Craniosacral Therapist in Sidcup

I am an Upledger CranioSacral Therapist and this gentle, light touch bodywork is my speciality and my passion.

I treat people who are in pain and in my private clinic within my home, I create a professional, safe, caring, non-judgemental space to truly listen to you and to help you feel more comfortable in your body using CranioSacral techniques.

I believe that when you are truly heard, in a kind, compassionate way, you have the courage to look deep within yourself to find the answers to your pain, which may then lead to understanding and healing.

‘These pains you feel are messengers. Listen to them.‘
— Rumi
The body and mind are connected and work together.

Life can be a busy juggling act, trying to keep everybody happy and never having enough time to slow down and listen to your own specific needs. Your body will only let you ignore it for so long before turning the volume up louder to get your attention. This often feels like nagging pain, stress, anxiety and feelings of overwhelm. CranioSacral Therapy can give you the space to quieten down, relax, tune in to your body and discover what it is trying to say.

‘Your body's ability to heal is greater than anyone has permitted you to believe'
— Unknown
My experience is in treating women suffering with chronic pain conditions, stress, anxiety and trauma. I also see a lot of pregnant women and very much enjoy treating new-born babies.

I am happy to welcome anyone who is in need of help and generally CranioSacral Therapy can be helpful with a wide range of problems associated with pain and dysfunction, including: muscular aches and pains. sciatica, chronic neck and back pain, anxiety/stress, depression/low mood, trauma or injury-acute or chronic, headaches/migraines, dizziness/vertigo, TMJ syndrome, teeth clenching /grinding, IBS,hormonal imbalances, menopausal symptoms, MS, Fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue and long covid.

Background & Qualifications

My name is Jackie Earl and I have been a therapist for 22 years.

I have continually trained and practised numerous techniques to help clients feel more connected and comfortable in their bodies.
In my practice I offer Myofascial Release Massage, Scar Massage, Pregnancy and Postnatal Massage and I specialise in CranioSacral Therapy.

I first received CranioSacral Therapy when I began struggling due to the onset of the menopause. I had digestive issues, fatigue, anxiety and feelings of general overwhelm with life. I had learnt about this therapy during my massage training and so decided to try it. From the 1st session I knew I'd made the right decision!

The sensation was of being gently held and listened to and I couldn't believe how strongly my body reacted to what looked like the therapist doing nothing. I had a course of 6 sessions, felt more in control of my body (and life!) and was committed to training to bring this amazing therapy to my clients.

I look forward to welcoming you to my comfortable, private treatment room within my home where I create a safe space for therapy. I take time for you to tell me about your pain and to listen to your story, how your physical and mental health is, what struggles you have in your life now and in the past and how this is affecting you. We will discuss what you would like to get out of this treatment.

You may be suffering and feeling that no one is really listening. You may be having difficulty expressing how you feel or you may notice there is something deep down that you are avoiding. These feelings may be amplifying your symptoms. During your treatment we can explore these issues and how they may be affecting your body and your pain.

I believe that when you are truly heard, in a kind, compassionate way, you have the courage to look deep within yourself to find the answers to your pain, which may then lead to understanding and healing.

‘To be heard is to be healed. To be heard and to be held is a blessing and allows us to flourish'
— Mike Boxhall
So, if you are suffering with pain and would like to try this approach, please get in touch, I offer a free, no obligation 15-20-minute phone call where we can discuss if this treatment approach is for you.

I am fully insured and a member of The Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) and CranioSacral Society and am committed to their code of Ethics and Professional Practice.

Upledger Institute:

CranioSacral Therapy 1 and 2
SomatoEmotional Release 1 and 2
Advanced 1
CranioSacral Therapy Techniques Certified
CranioSacral Therapy for Chronic Depletion
Touching The Brain
Clinical Applications for CranioSacral Therapy
CranioSacral Therapy for Paediatrics 1
CranioSacral Therapy for Conception, Pregnancy and Birth 1
Other Qualifications

College of Body Science - Inside the Cranium
Jing Institute - BTEC Level 6 Dip. In Advanced Clinical & Sports Massage Therapy
Certificate in Advanced Myofascial Release
Barral Institute - Visceral Manipulation 1 Abdomen
Diane Jacobs - DermoNeuroModulation
Sharon Wheeler - ScarWork and BoneWork
Burrell Education- Pregnancy and Postnatal Massage and Remedial Therapy CPD
NCFE - Level 2 Cert. in Counselling Skills

My Specialisms

Chronic Pain
Muscular Aches and Pains
Stress /Anxiety and Tension Related Problems
Depression/low mood
TMJ syndrome, clenching, grinding teeth
Digestive issues , IBS
Menopausal symptoms

Please note :

There are a few situations in which CranioSacral Therapy is not recommended. They include any condition in which changes in intracranial pressure are still a concern e.g., non-shunted hydrocephaly, acute aneurysm, recent skull fracture or cerebral haemorrhage.

Approach to Therapy & How I Work

What Does a CST Treatment Look Like?

When you arrive for the 1st session, we will spend approximately 30 minutes going through your medical history and discussing what brought you to me and any treatment goals. I feel this time is very important for you to "tell me your story", to be heard and I find it helps us both to focus on your exact needs. On subsequent visits this time will be about 5-10 minutes where we will discuss how you have been since I last saw you.

A treatment will usually last between 45-60 minutes on the couch where you will lay, fully clothed in a comfortable position (heat and or blankets are available).

I will then assess your CranioSacral Rhythm by gently placing my hands at various places along the body, starting at the feet and moving up to the head, gathering information of where there may be a restriction. Areas where the rhythm is reduced/weak can indicate ‘stuck' places in your body, I will gently hold these areas and wait for the body to soften and release.

I understand that when you are in pain even the thought of a light touch can be scary, I will always check in with you throughout the session to make sure it is comfortable and if this changes you can let me know immediately and I will adjust my pressure.

What you experience during a treatment is highly individual. Some people say they feel deeply relaxed, others describe feeling unwinding sensations as the body releases tension. As the tissues release and let go you may notice changes in your breathe, you may feel softening/relaxation in your muscles, your tummy may gurgle or heat is released, these are all normal. You may also sometimes feel a variety of emotions e.g., sadness, anger, happiness and you may laugh or cry, again these are all normal reactions.
After the session I will offer you some water and we will spend about 10 minutes reviewing the changes that have happened and ways in which you can continue to help yourself at home.

You may leave in a very relaxed state that you feel like sleeping for hours or you may leave full of energy.

You may feel less pain or more comfortable movement immediately after the session or the effects may develop gradually over the next few days.

Since CranioSacral Therapy helps the body resume its natural healing processes, it's common for your improvements to continue weeks after the session.

Clients frequently ask me how many sessions will be needed to help with their particular problem, there is no set rule as it can vary from client to client. Generally speaking, the longer and more complex your issue, the more sessions you will need. Also, clients who have good overall health tend to respond more quickly than those whose health is depleted. In my experience, the majority of my clients tend to notice positive changes between 4-6 sessions.

Therapies & Rates

Please note the rates detailed below are there to give you an idea of the therapists standard rates, we strongly advise you contact the therapist for more detailed rates and any offers they may have.

Therapy Appointment Type Rate
Craniosacral Therapy In Person £70 per 60 minutes
Myofascial Release In Person £85 per 75 minutes

Additional Rate Information

Pregnancy And Postnatal Treatments £75 for 75-minute session. CranioSacral Therapy For Babies And Children 1st Treatment £70 for 60-minute session. Follow up Treatment £40 for 30-minute session.