Therapies for Children & Teenagers
Somatics, Body work and Craniosacral Therapy

Somatics is a movement therapy and away of re-educating the way the brain senses and moves the muscles.  It helps to improve body-mind integration. Muscles can become tight or restricted due to development reasons, habitual patterns, emotional stress, injuries or trauma. Small, slow and gentle movements can be used to re-educate the brain so that it can relax and move these muscles more functionally. These can be specially prescribed by a body-work practitioner or used as general principles to complement other practices. 

Craniosacral Therapy is primarily concerned with a series of natural rhythmic motions, originating from the central nervous system, and expressed in every cell of the body. Health and vitality is reflected in free-flowing, vital movement, whilst areas of unresolved physical or emotional ‘holding patterns’ show up as restrictions to this healthy movement. Craniosacral Therapists are trained to feel these subtle motions using extremely gentle touch, to help the body to let go of any restrictions or ‘holding patterns’, and to find it's way back to balanced, healthy motion. 

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Therapists that offer Somatics, Body work and Craniosacral Therapy

Francesca Melluzzi

Francesca Melluzzi

Age groups treated:

Children and Adults


Wednesday afternoons



I use various modalities including Hanna Somatics which is a brain to muscle movement practice that re-educates the brain to muscle link by sending the message of relax and rest again to painful and exhausted muscles.

Once these new neural pathways are made, the brain and body will learn how to relax and come out of the fight or flight response. Reducing anxiety, improving sleep, digestive issues and a host of other health issues.

This approach is particularly helpful for people with Autism and ADHD. I work with parents/caregivers and children together in clinic and offer practical strategies and tools that can be used at home after each session.

I am incredibly passionate about supporting and most importantly empowering adults, parents, teaching staff, teenagers & SEN to feel more confident, emotionally resilient, self-compassionate, and nurtured.

My background is multidisciplinary, with 20 years experience in holistic therapy, cranioscaral therapy ,yoga for autism and ADHD and somatics, as well as being a certified trauma & mental health practitioner in schools.