What is Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy? Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy is a gentle yet profound non-invasive, hands-on treatment for the whole body.
It has developed from the work of Dr William Sutherland who developed an approach to Osteopathy known as 'The Cranial Concept.' Dr. Sutherland came to an understanding of the inherent life force of the body which he called "The Breath of Life’ that is constantly trying to organise and restore the body back into health.
The role of the practitioner is to listen to the body through the hands and by noticing the subtle tensions, is able to support the body’s innate ability to balance, restore and heal itself.
How does it work? Dr Sutherland discovered that the Breath of Life was expressed as subtle layers of impulse within the body that could be palpated as a tide-like rhythm throughout each of the body's systems. When the body's health is compromised in any way, it is noticed as a changes to the natural expression of these tide-like motions within the body.
The practitioner is trained to perceive and differentiate these motions and by being able to listen through the hands to the body's own unique story is able to facilitate awareness of health back to the body, so that it can make the changes it needs. When the body feels truly heard it is able to relax and enable the healing forces to take over restoring balance and ease. Can Craniosacral Therapy Help You? Craniosacral Therapy is suitable for everyone from new-borns to the elderly. This work can be used to deal with all sorts of issues such as:
• - Headaches and migraines • - Back, neck or shoulder pain/TMJ • - Digestive problems such as IBS • - Injuries from Road Traffic Accidents or other traumas • - Sleep problems and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome • - Menstrual problems • - Anxiety and Stress
Furthermore, through cranial work, you will naturally become more resourced, grounded, and integrated, enabling the way forward to a more calm and energised state of being.
Mothers and babies often come for problems associated with difficult or traumatic births. This may have resulted in digestive problems such as colic or sleeping problems for the infant or simply the shock of arriving.
What to expect A full case history will be taken initially to find out a little about the persons reason for coming and some of their story. During the session the practitioner will place their hands on the body with a very light touch. This enables a deep listening to occur and for the body to begin making the changes it needs.
How many sessions will I need? After a session there may be a short period of adjustment as part of the healing process and people often report improvements after only one or two sessions. For longer term problems further sessions may be needed and some people benefit from regular sessions as they notice an improvement in their general health and well-being.