Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy

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Craniosacral Therapy is a gently powerful technique to help the body relax deeply. It soothes and resets the nervous system to a tranquil level. In this peaceful state the body accesses its own therapeutic forces of repair and regeneration.

Deep relaxation alleviates much of the chronic stress physiology that lives in the modern American body. That’s why Craniosacral Therapy is so effective in treating such a wide variety of conditions. Craniosacral Therapy is especially helpful for chronic conditions related to the head that aren’t responding to conventional treatment such as migraines, tinnitus, and jaw pain.

There are several different approaches to Craniosacral Therapy. The approach I mainly use is called Biodynamic.

Light Touch, Deep Contact

During a session, the client is lying on his/her back, on a massage table fully clothed and covered by a blanket. I use a variety of very gentle holds on various places on the body, usually but not always gravitating toward the head or sacrum. My hands and perceptual awareness help me listen to and amplify subtle therapeutic pulses. The holds are long, anywhere from five to 30 or 45 minutes.

Client experiences vary. Some people feel as if their body goes to sleep but their mind is still alert. Some people see colors or enter a dreamlike state. Some people feel tingling or energy moving around various places in their body.

After a session, the client is significantly more relaxed. The calmness and serenity then carry over into all aspects of day-to-day life. A new, less activated baseline helps an individual become more adaptable to change, a clear marker of health. Over time, previously overwhelming demands become easier to handle.

Each person has his/her own style of embodying stress: sleeplessness, headaches, digestive disorders, tight muscles, anxiety, etc. Unravel the stress and health seeps in through the cracks on its own, easing these symptoms.