Our central nervous systems are surrounded and cushioned by a system of fluid and membranes known as the craniosacral mechanism. By resolving imbalances in this physiological system, restrictions in the central nervous system are released, leading to a calm mind and a body that can return to its greatest level of potential.
Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy is gentle and non-invasive yet a deep and effective way of working with the body’s inherent power to heal itself. Changes are not imposed from the outside, rather the client’s system is given the space and stillness necessary for these changes to happen from within. The result is a deep state of harmony within body and mind.
Consultations are 60 to 90 minutes and are performed fully clothed in a safe and gentle environment. We begin with a conversation about your areas of concern and what you hope to get out of craniosacral therapy.
It's really important that you feel comfortable. Once you are ready to get on the treatment table, I make gentle contact, normally with your cranium (head) and your sacrum (base of the spine).
During the session you may experience a sense of deep relaxation. At times there may be different sensations as energy is released. I will continually check in with you, helping you to stay present with whatever is unfolding and ensuring that you benefit from the session.
Depending on your needs and desires I normally recommend a series of sessions. This provides a solid foundation upon which meaningful progress and lasting change can happen. It also provides an opportunity for you to explore what your symptoms are trying to tell you and discuss anything that might be arising.
A little background –
The presence of subtle rhythms in our bodies was discovered by osteopath Dr William Sutherland over 100 years ago after an insight he had while examining cranial bones. Contrary to popular belief, he realised that the cranial sutures are, in fact, designed to express small degrees of motion.
After many years of research and experimentation he concluded that the motion present is produced by the body’s inherent life force, which he referred to as the ‘Breath of Life’. This motion is closely connected to our cerebrospinal fluid, the central nervous system and its surrounding membranes, as well as the cranial bones and sacrum.
The Breath of Life generates subtle rhythms. It is the relationship between these rhythms and the inherent stillness that underlies them which is regarded as fundamental to our health. During the course of our lives our bodies become patterned and conditioned according to how we deal with stresses or traumas. These patterns are commonly caused by factors such as physical injuries, emotional and psychological stresses, birth trauma and toxicity.
The emphasis in Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy is to help resolve the trapped forces, which involves the practitioner developing finely tuned skills of palpation and perception to sense the body’s subtle rhythms and any pattern of inertia or congestion.