What is Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy

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Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy is a non-manipulative, non-invasive, gentle and powerful whole body therapy.

The client lies or sits fully clothed on a therapy table. With a light touch the practitioner places their hands on the head, spine, feet, sacrum, or possibly other areas of the body. The practitioner creates  a still, safe space and ‘listens’ via the hands as the client’s body tells its story.

Every cell in the body expresses what we call craniosacral rhythm or primary respiration. These are subtle rhythmic motions, tide-like rhythms, and are a direct expression of health in the body. All the tissues and structures of the body express these rhythms in their own way, but essentially everything expands and contracts. Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapists are trained to listen to the body in such a way that they are able to feel these rhythms. They can feel where the body is expressing health and also where it isn’t being expressed as it could be.

When we have stress and trauma in our lives, which we all do, our tissues may contract in response to this and remain contracted. We may start to feel fragmented. We may not have the resources to deal with these effects and so become overwhelmed. This can all affect how our cranial rhythm is expressed in our bodies, and start to affect our health, physically, mentally and emotionally.

A Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapist creates a safe space through presence and spaciousness that duplicates the secure, stable relationships necessary for healthy growth when we are infants. This is the security our brain is looking for. By being listened to in this way, the body gets to tell its story and feel heard without judgement or expectation. The innate Intelligence in the body starts to reorganise the tissues and this can bring about change down to the neural and cellular levels. We begin to come back to a place of wholeness, rather than fragmentation. Tissues release, fluids flow unrestricted, patterns of holding change in the body. Old trauma patterns held in our tissues resolve. Health is restored.

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