BCST focuses on natural forces of health present in our body’s anatomy and physiology. The practitioner’s gentle and light touch supports relaxation, release of tension and invites the body’s balance and regenerate through its own inherent health mechanisms. BCST has its roots in the discoveries made by Osteopath Dr. William Garner Sutherland in the late 1800s, which has since been further developed and refined to become today’s Craniosacral Biodynamics. The therapist is trained to listen and to meet, with an embodied presence and gentle touch, what is present and what is requiring attention in the body. Focus is given towards health that is always present which engages our formative- and organizing forces that continuously renew and sustain our wellbeing – from the day we are conceived. It is nurturing for the body to be listened to and to be recognized in its potential.
Natural adjustments from within the body’s own resources, away from fragmentation and towards wholeness and suppleness can occur. Subtle movement within the fluids, bone and in the tissue field are able to express, nurture and balance the whole organism. The effortless unfolding of breathing, a sense of peace and calm and the organic and tide-like rhythm between movement and stillness is seen as deeply resourceful. BCST can address a wide range of symptoms including stress related conditions, pain, strain, digestive issues, injuries and difficulties with sleep. Other clients are interested in improving their general physical, mental and emotional wellbeing.
BCST can be especially effective to balance the nervous system and brain and to increase vitality and the ability to rest and flow.
What may unfold in a session:
- Release of tension and compressions (jaw tension,
concussions, joint disorders, eye conditions, headaches)
- Re-alignment of bone structure and the tissue field.
- Nourishment and balance of the whole organism.
- Increased body awareness – including strengthening the
capacity to hear, trust and respond to the language of the
- Gaining a felt-sense of resource within oneself.
- Activation of deeper forces of health (fluid tides, cellular- and
- Safe resolution of trauma, birth patterns, accidents or injuries
(post-operative care) without being overwhelming or re-
- Increased space, clarity and a sense of peace within the mind
- Re-gaining equilibrium and rest.
- Increased circulation & flow
- Moving from a slower, deeper rhythm
During a treatment the patient lies comfortably and fully clothed on a massage table. You can rest quietly and give feedback if you like, as this enhances the process. The therapist will negotiate levels of touch and guide you to focus your attention on your body's subtle communication. There is no plan or force imposed from the outside. The treatment pace is set by you and by the requirements of your body. The number of treatments you will need is dependant on the nature of your condition and the individual healing process. The therapist will discuss this with you, leaving the decision up to you. As your body responds there is less need for regular treatment, although clients often see the work as good for preventative care and for maintaining wellbeing.
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