Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy (BCST) is a highly effective light-touch manual therapy for self-healing.  It is an effective therapy to help one heal from many forms of trauma, both current and past, and serves well in one's health maintenance and stress relief program.  It is gentle and safe for people of all ages.

 

Craniosacral therapy was born from a branch of medicine known as Osteopathy.  Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy very importantly addresses nervous system function which is a key aspect of healing from trauma and supporting the body during times of stress overload.  When the nervous system can release a held charge from stress or trauma and find a renewed level of relaxation, there is an opportunity for the body as a whole to enter into a deeper healing process.  This can span out into and affect the dynamic health of the individual, from release of tension in the tissues to tissue reorganization, to emotional to mind.  This can provide for a renewed (or completely new) level of feeling grounded and connected to one's body and feeling more centred.

BCST can encourage an easing of discomfort and restriction and it can help to restore better function.  There is often a general sense of calm, inner peace and clarity to be gained through this gentle trauma-release process.

Trauma generally as a whole creates fragmentation, a disconnection from oneself to varying levels.  Stress overload, whether chronic or acute, can impact the endocrine and immune systems and gut function which houses an incredible amount of the immune system.  A positive feedback loop in the body when one is overwhelmed or burdened with stress, can move one's system outside of a balanced operating state creating a cascade of health problems.    

BCST offers support with
Pain - Concussion & Various Injuries to the Spine & Limbs -
Effects from Surgical Procedures - Stress - Health Maintenance - Pregnancy and Infancy

 

 


A BCST Session

Depending on each individual and whether health concerns are acute or chronic, it is likely that a series of sessions will be best employed to meet your healing intentions.  At your first session, I will take a health history and discuss your concerns with you.  I will have you lay comfortably on a massage table, either on your back or side.  If there are injuries or pain that prevent lying down, sitting in a chair for the session is also an option.  Often when receiving a BCST session, it is not uncommon to become deeply relaxed during the session as the nervous system settles.

 Above, I'm using a "vault" hold on the client.  This hold originated with Dr. Sutherland, an Osteopath who gave rise to craniosacral therapy through his cranial concept within Osteopathy.  It is a hold that allows the therapist to contact at once all the bones in the skull while staying present to the body as a biodynamic whole.  It is an excellent hold to access the membranous system, including the dural membranes of the skull and spinal chord, and the brainstem which can be affected by blows to the head.  Top Photo: Thoracic Inlet Hold, a great contact especially for calming a "charged" sympathetic nervous system, the division of the autonomic nervous system that provides our "fight or flight" response.  It is also an effective hold to be present to the vast amount of anatomical structures running through the region of the neck.

Above, I'm using a "vault" hold on the client.  This hold originated with Dr. Sutherland, an Osteopath who gave rise to craniosacral therapy through his cranial concept within Osteopathy.  It is a hold that allows the therapist to contact at once all the bones in the skull while staying present to the body as a biodynamic whole.  It is an excellent hold to access the membranous system, including the dural membranes of the skull and spinal chord, and the brainstem which can be affected by blows to the head.  Top Photo: Thoracic Inlet Hold, a great contact especially for calming a "charged" sympathetic nervous system, the division of the autonomic nervous system that provides our "fight or flight" response.  It is also an effective hold to be present to the vast amount of anatomical structures running through the region of the neck.

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