Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy is a gentle form of body work. It has it’s origins in the work of an American osteopath called Dr William Sutherland who conducted research in the early part of the twentieth century which revealed the presence of subtle movements and rhythms in the bones of the head and in the body as a whole. These inherent, rhythmic phenomena are considered to be an expression of the basic aliveness of the tissues of the body and can be felt by sensitive hands. Through this subtle ebb and flow our bodies express their health and tell their story.
Sessions take place with the client fully clothed, usually lying on the treatment couch or sitting in the chair. During treatment the therapist contacts this subtle rhythm using the lightest touch on the head or body and facilitates the conditions in which the body can release patterns of strain, tension and restriction. This in turn can help access rest, stillness and more balanced function.
Although people often seek help for a particular problem or series of symptoms the aim is to connect with the whole person, not just the condition requiring treatment. In addition to physical complaints Biodynamic Craniosacral therapy can also provide support following the shock of an accident, injury, emotional trauma or illness.
Although cranial work is suitable for people of all ages my experience is largely with adult clients and I have a special interest in working with people who are living with persistent pain conditions. Conditions that I work with include spinal pain, soft tissue discomfort, headaches, stress related symptoms, recovery after accident, trauma or illness, persistent pain conditions such as fibromyalgia.
The work is based upon respect and compassion for each person and is about deeply listening and responding. This can facilitate a reconnection to body awareness and improved sense of well being. For further information about Craniosacral Therapy click here