Biodynamic Craniosacral therapy is a gentle bodywork modality that focuses on the healthy flow of cerebral spinal fluid in and around your brain and spinal cord, from your cranium (or skull) to your sacrum (or tailbone).
It is the vanguard in the evolution of craniosacral therapy, whose origin is the western medical practice of Osteopathy.
Biodynamic Craniosacral work can be called an energetic modality in which the practitioner listens to the whole body and gently encourages the body’s own healing, often releasing deep physical restrictions. The human body has a profound and powerful innate wisdom to fashion its own healing, thus improving its overall health, physically, emotionally, physically. This work promotes deep relaxation and is known to reduce stress, relieve pain, and improve general wellness.
This work addresses all of the fluid systems of the body and consciousness as a Whole. It is a deeply relaxing, gentle, and powerful modality that brings balance and harmony to the whole person. The effects of craniosacral work can be very profound.
Receivers of craniosacral therapy usually experience deep states of relaxation and stillness in sessions. Many clients report after just one session that their symptoms are noticeably less. Generally for most conditions, three sessions establish a good foundation for improvement.
What does a biodynamic craniosacral session look like?
A craniosacral session in a biodynamic style usually lasts for around an hour. While the client is fully clothed, the therapist provides a very light contact, usually quite still, working mostly with the head, spine, and sacrum, sometimes working also on the limbs and/or trunk. Although often considered “bodywork”, craniosacral work includes very little (if any) physical manipulation of the body tissue.
It is not uncommon for clients to fall asleep during session.
Some conditions that have been treated with craniosacral work:
Anxiety, Stress and Emotional issues
Auto Accident and other Body Injuries
Chronic and Acute Pain
Immune system disorders,
Migraines / Headaches
Sleep disorders / Insomnia
PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder)
TMJ (or TMJD, or TMD)
Vertigo, Confusion, Disorientation