Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy distinguishes itself from other forms of craniosacral therapy through its fluid-based approach. Practitioners have an in depth understanding of the tidal rhythms produced by the cerebralspinal fluid and the qualities of each tide in stillness. A truly holistic discipline, everything is approached in relation to the whole. This approach skillfully invites physical and emotional life experiences that have become isolated by pain, strain, disease or trauma to find their way back from isolation to wholeness. An important aspect of this approach is Stillness, not as a point, but as a place to revisit again and again for revitalization and clarity.Craniosacral Therapy works directly with the central nervous system and can facilitate well-being anywhere in the human body. It has been said that over 80% of all medical conditions originate from imbalances in the central nervous system. Craniosacral Therapy supports improved nervous system function. It is used successfully to recognize and reorganize areas of restriction, and re-educate and re-align physical and emotional imbalances by supporting them to regain contact with their inherent Health. It is also an excellent modality to support transformation and personal growth.
Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapists provide the therapeutic space and knowledge for addressing a wide range of conditions by skillfully supporting the body to effectively access its own inherent healing capacity. Therapists are skilled at listening to the Cerebrospinal fluid and recognizing its tidal rhythms. They also have a solid knowledge of anatomy and can recognize both the patterns of restriction and disease and the patterns of health in bones, tissues and fluids.
Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy is highly complementary with other modalities including massage, chiropractic, acupuncture and any form of somatic therapy. By enhancing the body’s natural capacity to heal it is an effective modality to be included in the treatment of a wide range of conditions including:
Auto Accident Injuries including whiplash, seatbelt and airbag injuries, spinal compression or torsion, pelvic displacement and more
Injuries to muscles, tissues or bone
Spinal or Cervical Compression, Torsion or Strain
Traumatic Brain and Spinal Cord Injuries
Unresolved past trauma
Ongoing current trauma
Central Nervous System Imbalances
Grief and Loss
Concussions, Head injuries
Headaches including Migraines
Post Surgery Recovery
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Craniosacral Therapy traces its origins to Osteopathy, a science developed by Andrew Taylor Still. In 1899, while a student at Still’s osteopathic college, William Garner Sutherland had the striking and radical thought that the bones of the cranium were designed for respiration. He devoted the rest of his life to exploring this thought and out of his studies the fields of Cranial Osteopathy and Craniosacral Therapy developed. Sutherland found himself deepening into a relationship with what he called the Breath of Life. The Breath of Life can be understood as a clear, subtle and intelligent presence that breathes thorough all of creation and that can be perceived in the field, fluid, tissues and bones of the human body.