Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy (BCST)
Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy is a gentle, profound, deeply restorative hands-on treatment for the whole body. It uses non-invasive techniques to help heal trauma and dysfunction in the central nervous system.
Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy comes from the Osteopathic medicine tradition. The craniosacral system includes the bones, nerves, and connective tissues that make up and house the central nervous system: the skull, the spine, the dura mater protective tissue, the brain, and the spinal cord. Injury, stress, or trauma can create disruptions in these central tissues causing pain, dysfunction, and sensory, motor or neurological disabilities. Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy is a gentle, non-invasive technique that addresses these restrictions, inviting the body to relax on a deep level, release old patterns of dysfunction, and bring back balance and health.
The BCST Session
The client is fully clothed, and the touch is generally light and still. A BCST session is focused on assisting the nervous system to come back into balance while addressing anatomical and physiological issues, fluid dynamics, and energetic forces in the body. The interaction of these dimensions is of essence, and equal emphasis is given to each of them. In addition, BCST emphasizes that health is inherent in the body: the heart of the therapeutic processes is how to return the body to a greater relationship to this inherent health.
More on the Biodynamic Approach
By listening deeper and “doing” less, the biodynamic craniosacral practitioner taps into an even deeper layer, a subtle force that is pure consciousness, the most essential life force and expression of a higher intelligence at work within the human condition. This pure consciousness is received by the cerebrospinal fluid and manifested in the body as tide-like motions generated within the fluids of the body. As a session progresses, these tides get longer and longer, corresponding to deeper and deeper states of consciousness, where the body reorganizes itself and heals. The practitioner does not demand or direct; instead, she allows the session to reveal itself moment by moment. The practitioner simply holds presence for the client’s unfoldment process. There is a feeling of deep stillness in these sessions.