Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy
Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy is a gentle form of touch therapy based on a discovery about 60 years ago by an osteopath. Dr. William Sutherland discovered that there is a subtle motion in the human body, and this motion is the foundation of what he described as inner health. Decades of research by osteopathic physicians have demonstrated that when this movement is fully expressed in its natural state, many conditions tend to improve on their own, from the inside out. Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy seeks to optimize this movement via light touch and other supportive strategies.
“Biodynamic” refers to a branch of craniosacral therapy that is less manipulative than other forms. Instead of trying to figure out the client’s problem and move tissues around, the practitioner’s intention is to create a supportive environment so that the client’s system generates therapeutic change from within, using its own wisdom, known as “the inherent treatment plan.”
A skilled craniosacral practitioner listens to the subtle pulsations of the system as the body tells its story. The body speaks through its rhythms, micro-movements, breathing patterns and sometimes even bigger movements like trembling and shaking. With deep listening, the practitioner encourages the revitalization of the inherent healing potential of the system, and facilitates the release of resistance patterns. This approach emphasizes hearing the health of the system and encouraging its expression.