Craniosacral therapy can result in profound and long lasting changes in physical and emotional states. As well as the relief of any physical symptoms such as inflammation, tension and pain, clients often feel less stressed, more at ease with themselves and reconnected to the world. It can be like when you take a moment to look up at the sky and pause; life can seem much simpler.
Modern day living can mean that our sympathetic nervous system is constantly firing without any real opportunity of quietening. This will have implications for all our body systems and explains why so many people have digestion problems as we cannot “rest and digest” when the body is primed and ready for action.
Throughout life we experience change, stress and injuries. We can be transformed by these events, but they can also be too overwhelming for the body to process fully. The body then contains these experiences in the tissues as tensions and restrictions. This compensation is a survival mechanism so that the body can continue to function as best as possible.
Many healing traditions believe that our bodies have an inner wisdom and are self correcting. We have the potential to release the health at the centre of any disturbance in the system. If this “trapped health” can be released the body will be able to function more optimally. These unresolved stresses in the body may develop into more serious conditions and underlines why it is important to de-stress and take care of ourselves physically and emotionally.
Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy (BCST) is a gentle but profound form of healing derived from osteopathy that treats the whole body, mind and spirit. The practice encourages the flow of the intrinsic healing power of the body, no matter how much “dis-ease” is present.
A skilled practitioner is able to create a space where the client’s body feels listened to and able to express its priorities for healing.
The practitioner will place their hands on the body, often at the sacrum or the head, and wait for the body to respond and show areas of health and also of stress. As the body reorganises, clients may feel internal movements, tingling, expansion, changes in body temperature and a deep state of relaxation.
A healthy system has subtle, rhythmic, wave like expressions that can be felt in the fluid of the body. During a treatment, with deep listening from the practitioner, the body’s inner healing power moves to release the most important stresses at that time and allows the expansion of the body down to a cellular level. This allows all the body systems to function more optimally.
BCST allows the body to restore its “original health” and bring all the body systems back into a greater sense of balance and wholeness. Often clients report a greater sense of well being and clarity after a session as well as reduced pain and restriction.