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Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy is a holistic therapy using light touch and listening skills through which the body can release long held tensions and is able to restore and heal through the support of its own inherent health mechanisms. It has its roots in the discoveries made by Osteopath Dr. William Garner Sutherland in the late 1800s, which has been further developed and refined to become todays Craniosacral Biodynamics. In its essence BCST orients towards deep formative and organizing forces, like embryonic forces, that underlie health and healing and continue to balance and renew us. The body listened to is good. It wants to heal, be whole and in relation. Focus is given towards the
Intelligence expressed in our body, health that is always present – no matter what the ailment. 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 therapist is trained to listen with an embodied presence for the subtle life force; “the breath of life” expressing through movements in the fluids, bones and tissue field, which brings about natural adjustments towards wholeness from within the body’s own resources. The unfolding of effortless breathing, a sense of calm and the organic and tide like rhythm between movement, and stillness is seen as deeply resourceful and balancing.
BCST can address a wide range of symptoms, some of which include stress related conditions, pain, strain, digestive issues, injuries, as well as difficulties with sleep. Other clients are interested in improving general physical, mental and emotional well – being. BCST can be especially effective to balance the nervous system and brain and to increase vitality and the ability to rest, soften and flow.
What may unfold through a session
- Release of tension and compressions (jaw tension,
concussions, joint disorders, eye conditions, migraines,…)
- 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
primary respiration, …)
- 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 mind and
- Re-gaining equilibrium and rest
- Increased circulation & amp; flow
Moving from a slower, deeper rhythm
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During a treatment, the client lies comfortably and fully clothed on a massage table. You can rest, be quiet and give feedback during the treatment as this enhances the process. The therapist will negotiate levels of touch and help you to focus your attention on your body’s subtle communication.
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 maintenance for their intrinsic health.