What is Biodynamic Craniosacral therapy?

BCST is an advanced therapy that combies a Western scientific understanding of the body with mindfulness skills, a unique type of touch and an appreciation of the body's ability to heal itself.

The therapy has its roots in the discoveries made by Osteopath Dr William Garner Suherland in the late 1800's known as "the cranial concept". These original concepts have been refined and extended to become the Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy of today.

What are some examples where BCST can help?

TMJ Dysfunctions


BCST can help with balancing the cranium and the facial bones,  the bones inside the mouth and the individual teeth. 


Babies and Children

Craniosacral therapy is very helpful in resolving cranial molding that baby’s experience during birth. Unresolved birth trauma and cranial molding can cause and/or contribute to colic, ear infections, slowing development stages, irritable and agitated babies, and ADHD, and learning difficulties.

Pre and Postnatal

Having Craniosacral sessions pre and post natal can help prepare women for birth and help restore order internally once postnatal. 

Trauma


Once the tissues reorganize and when health is sought for, the client can often notice an increase in energy (as the body isn’t wasting energy on holding itself in compromised patterns), mental clarity, a relief from their traumatic patterns, pain and discomfort and an overall sense of calm (due to the slowing down of the autonomic nervous system which occurs during a BCST session). Through treatments, a client can develop greater vitality and well being and a movement away from old patterns and disease.

Is BCST safe for all age groups?


As this is a gentle therapy, it is suitable for all ages, including newborns, the elderly and people with delicate, degenerative or painful conditions. BCST can help support a variety of problems

More examples.......


  • Injuries
  • Headaches/Migraines
  • Head, Neck, Back and Jaw Pain
  • Sciatica and other Nerve Disorders
  • Auto immune disorders
  • Constipation or irritable bowel syndrome
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder problems
  • Head trauma (eg. concussions)
  • Post surgical
  • Sinusitis
  • Degenerative diseases
  • Chronic stress and anxiety
  • Depression
  • Mood swings

FAQ

What is the theory behind Biodynamic Craniosacral therapy?

Sutherland (osteopath in the early 1900) discovered a subtle tiny movement in the bones, membranes and fluids of the body, which he thought resembled breathing and its cycles of expansion and contraction. 

Exploration around his work began to occur, leading to the development of craniosacral therapy in several forms in the 1970’s.

What clothing should I wear? *******

For a craniosacral treatment, clients remain fully clothed. Loose, comfortable clothing is recommended. 

What are some changes you may notice?

Once the tissues reorganize and when health is sought for, the client can often notice an increase in energy (as the body isn’t wasting energy on holding itself in compromised patterns), mental clarity, a relief from their traumatic patterns, pain and discomfort and an overall sense of calm (due to the slowing down of the autonomic nervous system which occurs during a BCST session). Through treatments, a client can develop greater vitality and well being and a movement away from old patterns and disease.

Craniosacral therapists recognise health as an active principle. This health is an inherent ordering force, a natural internal intelligence which is expressed as movement in the body. 

All living tissues of the body ‘breathe’ with the motions of life, producing rhytmic impulses which can be felt under sensitive hands of a trained therapist.



At the core of the body the cerebrosinal fluid, which bathes and cushions the brain and spinal cord, expresses this motion in a tide-like ebb and flow involving all the surrounding tissues and bones. 


All bones, organs and other structures of the body follow their own particular rhythms. These help to maintain balance and integrity throughout the entire body.



The body’s tissues contract in response to all physical and emotional stresses, such as the birth process, injuries, sickness, emotional trauma, environmental influences.

Sometimes, particularly when the shock is severe, tissues remain contracted. This can restrict the body’s functioning and vitality and give rise to problems like chronic pain, migraines, digestive disorders, depression and anxiety.



Restrictions in the body show in the way craniosacral motion is expressed, allowing practitioners to identify problem areas. These are mirrored back to the client through the touch of the practitioner, encouraging self healing and balance in the body.

This releases stress and tension freeing energy previously used to hold restrictions.