Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy is a gentle, non-invasive treatment, that is based on the science that each cell of our body breathes and holds an original blueprint of health, that gets formed when we are embryos. We all have the inherent ability to align with that health, dispite disease, physical and/or unresolved emotional trauma that gets stored in the body.
The practitioner begins by listening into the clients system to the fluctuation of the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) and the variety of tides it creates within the system. The CSF, not only bathes and protects the brain and spinal cord, but it also carries this intelligence and potency (life force), which becomes mixed with other bodily fluids via the dural membrane in the brain.
A Biodynamic CranioSacral therapist learns deep perceptual, listening skills as well as anatomy and physiology. A variety of gentle holds not limited to but including, the feet, head and sacrum are used in each session to create an opportunity for the clients system to access its own inner resources and innate health. It is based on Cranial Osteopathy founded by William Sutherland DO.
Our Autonomic Nervous System (ANS) is divided into two branches: the Sympathetic (fight or flight) and the para sympathetic (rest and digest).
In our culture we spend most of our time in “Fight or Flight”:
- pupils dilated
- heart rate and blood pressure increased
- blood vessels of non-essential organs constricted
- rapid breathing
- adrenal glands stimulated
- digestion slowed down or even stopped
Craniosacral Therapy is effective for many chronic, long term problems such as:
- TMJ Disorder Syndrome
- as well as keeping balance and healthy in a fast-paced world
“Cranial-Sacral work is based on the understanding that any one bone is a hologram of the entire dreambody, the body-mind-spirit unity. When it is balanced, it exerts a profound balancing effect on the whole.”
[Hugh Milnes, DO]
Cranial work is restorative, returning us to the Para-Sympathetic division of our ANS and encouraging deep relaxation. It provides an opportunity for our bodies to heal from the stresses of everyday life. It is based on the belief that the body has its own inherent knowledge in what it needs.