A gentle and safe complementary modality, Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy is suitable for people of all ages and physical conditions. Treatment can aid almost any condition, raise vitality and improve the body’s capacity for self-repair. Some of the conditions successfully worked with are:
A properly functioning nervous system plays an important role in how we improve from injury and how we perceive and experience pain over time. An activated nervous system creates a state that slows the healing of tissues, contributes to inflammation, and sometimes generates a despairing mental orientation to pain. BCST can support the nervous system to return to a less activated state. Clients frequently experience pain relief from the softening and realigning of tissues and fluids.
The effects of an overactive nervous system can challenge the immune system, compromising its ability to recognize real threats to the body's health while mistaking the body's own tissue as an invader. BCST supports the immune system to function more efficiently and effectively by supporting the restoration of healthy nervous system balance.
BCST is particularly effective in working with the effects of shock and trauma. There are 5 recognized types of trauma: physical, emotional, psychological, economical, and social/relational. Nervous system overwhelm, known as the 'freeze response', can result in prolonged feelings of helplessness, patterns of behavior that recount the trauma, or the inability to move forward in a creative empowered way with one's life. When the nervous system can be supported with BCST, shock and trauma can be discharged, while at the same time experiencing inner resource and the capacity to access one's Inherent Health and enhance one's personal strength and resiliency.
BCST can help parent(s) and baby build resources during and following pregnancy. Reducing prenatal stress has been proven to improve baby's brain development and other gestational developmental outcomes. Following birth, BCST can help resolve the effects of a challenging delivery on both mom and baby, including those related to nursing, bonding and attachment.
This list is by no means exhaustive. The work can involve resolution of past events and is often profoundly relaxing, deeply moving and exhilarating.