Biodynamic craniosacral therapy originated from osteopathy and it is a gentle way of working with
the body using light touch. This name may give an impression it only refers to
the head and sacrum, in fact craniosacral therapy works with the whole person and changes may occur in body, mind and spirit during and after sessions. You may come for craniosacral therapy for physical problems like headaches or bad backs or emotional problems like stress or anxiety. You may also come to improve your general wellbeing.
You remain clothed and will usually lie down face up or on your side. I will make a gentle contact,
usually on your feet or shoulders to start with, to tune in to your whole system and perceive your vital energy flows.
I may change the contact area guided by your body which shows the local area of stress.
I may focus on an area other than where your symptoms occur, as your body may direct me to the original cause of your problem at a profound level. Your body has an innate ability to balance, restore and heal itself while I sense it and support its function. There is occasionally a short period of adjustment as part of the healing process, where you may become more aware of symptoms while some people feel relief after only one or two sessions. It may be more beneficial to have regular treatment over an extended period of time for long standing problems and, as well as noticing physical and emotional, you may become more aware of your own needs and strengths, or quality of life improved. Commonly the person only realises the deep change weeks or even months later.
Cerebrospinal fluid carries inherent life-force and it flows through the central nervous system,
distributing this force within the fluid of every part of the body to cellular level. It is the manifestation of the life-stream and a craniosacral practitioner perceives it as subtle rhythmic motion. Symptoms and pathologies that involve both body and mind can be traced back to disturbances in this rhythm. The main intension of craniosacral work is to encourage the rhythmic expression of health by gently facilitating a restoration in places where inertia has developed.