Penelope (Ellie) van Maasdyk can help with  in Cape Town CBD
Penelope (Ellie) van Maasdyk
Cape Town and Hout Bay
Average: 5 (3 votes)

Penelope (Ellie) van Maasdyk

LISTING > Craniosacral Therapy, Holistic Healing  in Cape Town CBD

Craniosacral Therapy
Holistic Healing
Penelope (Ellie) van Maasdyk offers Craniosacral Therapy, Holistic Healing, Intuitive in Cape Town CBD

Our bodies are the vessels of our current existence and have an intrinsic intelligence that we simply have to get in touch with in order to live well.

‘These pains you feel are messengers. Listen to them.’ – Rumi

Each body has its own stories; my job is to listen–to hear its stories as clearly as possible–and to respond effectively. I work with the whole system, guided predominantly by my training in Craniosacral Therapy but also tapping into my broad experience, supplemented by research and additional studies in nutrition, meditation, psychology, psychic development, shamanism, quantum physics, neuroanatomy and much more. Through bodywork sessions, I will work on your body and its health as well as respond to my intuition in terms of your resourcing and support between treatments. Through this approach, I can re-establish the dialogue between your body and its inherent health and guide you to the best version of you that you can be. If a body has dis-ease, it also has the ability to find ease.

I have journeyed far to this destination of healer; in between initially studying Developmental Psychology, to training through Integral Health to become a qualified Craniosacral Practitioner, I have worked in Investment Banking; Human Resources; Consulting; Grief Counseling; Social Development; Social Entrepreneurship; Mentoring; Writing and Jung Psychology. I'm like a sponge that draws water and then allows it to flow and settle into its place, knowing that everything works in symbiosis and union. This has been a life work that has culminated in Craniosacral Therapy rather than the other way around. I have a passion for nutrition, personal development and holistic health and believe in an integrated patient-centred approach that treats the body, mind and spirit as one.

‘As the twig is bent, so grows the tree.' – Dr William Garner Sutherland

Our bodies don’t hold any ultimate physical laws; only entrenched behavioural patterns. Within all of us is the freedom to rise to a higher state of being. Physical injuries, emotional and psychological stresses, birth traumas and toxicity can become imprinted in the body’s connective tissues (fascia, ligaments, muscles and bones), including the head, acting like a recording that is replayed whenever stimulated.

Craniosacral Therapy is a light-touch manual therapy that balances the structures surrounding the brain and spinal cord, stimulating the flow of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), which enhances the overall health of the body. There is a fundamental subtle movement within all body tissues that practitioners are trained to feel using a highly developed sense of palpation to tap into these strains and to gently release them.

Craniosacral Therapy is a gentle and non-invasive healing practice that senses the body’s subtle rhythms and patterns of inertia or congestion and takes an individual on a journey to their own unique place of innate health. It encourages the body to settle out of conditions that have been set up by history, injury and lifestyle and return it to its natural flow.

Craniosacral Therapy is also excellent as a preventive therapy because it can facilitate the resolution of imbalances within a system that the individual may not even be consciously aware of. Treatment can begin at birth and can be used throughout life as part of your medical aid plan because consistently receiving this healing therapy improves the body’s resistance to ailments and increases its ability to heal.

Because Craniosacral Therapy accesses the individual’s underlying health, there is no ailment that it cannot help ease or cure.

- I have a regular practice every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at Integrity Health Shop, cnr Park and New Church Street in Gardens, Cape Town CBD
- Weather-dependent, I can treat existing clients under milkwoods on my plot in Hout Bay
- I can travel to you for a negotiated additional fee, based on distance
- I can work in a corporate space as long as I have a private boardroom where I can set up my table and there are a minimum of 3 back-to-back clients on the day

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Ad hoc when required
Mobile (Will Travel)
Available After Hours
Gender Exclusive: 
2 - 5yr
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Craniosacral Therapy
Developmental Psychology and Jungian Psychology
Various business diplomas
R400 per consultation (60-75 minutes)
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Tahra's picture

Treatment with Penny

I have had the pleasure of being treated by Penny. Her gentle way and intuitive knowledge is a testament to maturity of her treatments. She managed to unlock some deep seated emotions, I am very grateful to have her treat me.

Body and head

Both my head and body have been in dire need of treatment for some time. (My head for anxiety and stress and my body from injury and stiffness.) With her SC therapy Penelope has done amazing work in both areas. Not only has it really helped but the treatment itself is wonderfully calming and relaxing.
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Caryn Venter

Handled with care

I have been receiving treatment from Penny for 18 months. I have experienced a profound journey of healing, self- awareness and expansion through her nourishing support, intuitive approach and knowledgeable feedback. She has assisted me in releasing blockages allowing flow and a state of balance to occur. Her work has been highly beneficial, giving me a better quality of life.

Penny is a Fantastic Healer

Penny is deeply committed to the art and science of healing. She puts Spirit first, and brings depth and fierce devotion to her work. I felt amazing after my sessions, and was given clarity on what it is i need to work with. Thanks Penny - keep it up.
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michael rosen

Penelope is truly a healing marvel

I cannot say enough about Penelope & her craniosacral treatments. When treatment starts, I automatically go into a state of deep healing, with the profound effects being both short- and long-term. Everything feels in balance, and my body goes to states of healing I've never experienced before. Truly a remarkable service that is being offered here. Thank you Penelope!
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nina schiodt

The lightness of healing touch

To be honest, I was nervous to start the journey with Penelope, which was why i so clearly needed to start. I didn't know what to expect in my first session and it WAS an intense experience for me - an explosion, a release, the raging rivers of conversations and conflicts in my head steadied, my frantic internal dialogue quietened with her gentle, nourishing touch. I was so surprised how calm, clear and light I felt afterwards and days afterwards - It definitely was a revelation to me. Penelope has a natural intuition, coupled with a deep dedication to healing, unwavering commitment to her craft and a huge generosity of spirit - the healing continues and nourishes, thank to you!
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Chris Tokalon

Cranio Sacral treatments

Its a blissful , calm and lighter being the floats out of Penelope's cranio sacral treatments . Her finely honed skills and superb intuitive powers have guided my being through release on all levels . She works with the highest integrity and a truly caring touch, re-aligning my body to release stress , tension and pain as if by "magic"
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Chris Tokalon

Cranio Sacral treatments

Its a blissful , calm and lighter being the floats out of Penelope's cranio sacral treatments . Her finely honed skills and superb intuitive powers have guided my being through release on all levels . She works with the highest integrity and a truly caring touch, re-aligning my body to release stress , tension and pain as if by "magic"
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Michelle Concar

Healing Hands Healing my frazzled nervous system

I was unable to join Penelope in her studio and so she invited me to her home under the milkwoods. I had read about Cranio Sacral therapy and wondered why it took me so long to try it and so I found myself gently lying on her bed surrounded by nature. The moment she held my head in her hands, I started to feel a deep sense of release, little neurons firing off under her gentle guidance. I was suddenly aware of my entire nervous system, frazzled but alive and the gentle twitches continued until I awoke refreshed and exceptionally clear. Looking into the trees above I felt a sense of deep release and peace. What I became most aware of, were the vibrant colours, the lightness of being and the he sense that something profound had happened. What felt like a normal session to my amazement when I got home, I realised that I had been on her bed for over 2 hours. I cannot really describe what happened fully in that time suffice to say, my heart felt deeply at peace and wide open. I climbed into bed aware that little tingling sensations were firing all over my body. I slept. Penelope offered with her heart and soul the loving touch of a great carer and nurturer, her gentleness exudes through her hands and her integrity was felt in every pore. I would highly recommend this nurturing healer. Thank you Penelope.

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