Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy is a gentle yet profound non-invasive, hands-on treatment for the whole body. Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy also known as BCST works with our Core, the Core of Our Being, the Core that controls everything about you, the nervous system!
Physically- BCST influences the central nervous system; brain and spinal column, as well as the fluid that bathes it. This fluid is called the cerebral spinal fluid (CSF). From our skeletal system and the bones of the cranium to the ebbing and flowing of our endocrine system, this cranial modality is effective, yet gentle.
Emotionally- BCST can affect very deep and primary patterns, while providing the client with resource and space to explore their emotional landscape. BCST provides a deep sense of resourcing within the client. This resourcing provides a safe container for emotional issues to resolve.
Your nervous system can hold stress long after the origin of it has been forgotten. Over time these stresses become patterns and part of how your body functions and this leads to dysfunction in the body, not just in the nervous system, but moving out into the muscles and organs as well. The longer these stress patterns last the greater the dysfunction becomes till one day you realizes that something is not working right. This can take weeks, months or even years to show up after the original trauma occurred. Add to this that ALL THE THINGS that happen to you be it physical, mental or emotional; affect how the nervous system works and can bring on these nervous system stress patterns.
When we have these patterns and they start to affect us on a macro level (organs and muscles as this is the level were we know and feel that something is going on) we go have things worked on, whether it be drugs or massage or chiro work and for a time things get or feel better but then the dysfunction starts back up and we go through this cycle over and over agene with no long term improvement. This is mostly because the problem or dysfunction is not where we are having the work done, the tight muscle in our back, the headaches, the upset stomas etc. We are having the symptoms worked on but not getting to the root of the problem, the dysfunction in the nervous system. This is where BCST comes in.
Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy works on the level of the nervous system, bypassing the “symptoms” and going to the core or the root of the dysfunction. This work helps the body and the nervous system relax, moving out of a parasympathetic state (this is the fight or flight, go, go, go, stress aspect of the nervous system) into a sympathetic state (the relaxed, repair and heal aspect, the state you “should” be in when you’re in a deep sleep). This allows the body and the nervous system to work through the trauma and stress, and move into balance were things can be let go and healing starts.
So, what is a BCST session like? You are fully clothed at all times, the therapist will do an evaluation, this is done by them placing their hands on certain points on the body were they will feel for the “pulse” given off by the nervous system and the flow of the Craniosacral fluid. The pressure used is extremely light, 1 gram or less (a paperclip is just about 1 gram so you know how light the touch is). They will feel for a rhythm, an ebb and flow and were this rhythm is disturbed showing a dysfunction in the area. After the evaluation, the therapist will place their hands lightly (1 to 9 grams of presser) on certain parts of the body were the dysfunction was felt and hold that place, letting the nervous system settle and reline. As this takes place the therapist will do extremely small movements, so small and light that you might not even feel them to stretch the tight underlying fascia and the elastin and collagen that makes it up. This can take from 2 to 30 minutes to do. After the therapist feels a release they will move on to the next place they felt dysfunction. A BCST session can be as short as 30 minutes to 2 hours long.
What will you feel in a BCST session? That is all up to you and your nervous system. If you have lots of stored up stress in the body, you night not feel a thing as your body can only release as much as you can handle at one time, at other times you can feel heat, a tingling, a “letting go” and a sense of peace. Just about everyone feels a deep relaxing of the body and mind, lots of people just fall into a rebuilding / healing sleep. After a session you can feel tired or sleepy and maybe a little off or out of sink or off center as your body realigns to a better place.
How often should you have a BCST session? That is up to you and your body. If you have lots going on maybe 2 times a week, if not so much is going on within you maybe once a month. You do want to give your body and nervous system time to adjust to the changes taking place. If the need is there you can have BCST every day, two or more times a day but most people will not need that.
What conditions can BCST address? It helps to alleviate a range of illness, pain and dysfunction, including:
Migraines and headaches, Neck and back pain, Sciatica, Injuries, Inflammation, Stress and tension-related problems, Infantile disorders, Motor coordination impairments, Learning disabilities, Chronic fatigue, TMJ, Orthopedic problems, Central nervous system disorders, Emotional difficulties, Post traumatic stress disorder and much much more.
If you are interested in trying BCST I am doing a special offer for a limited time. You can get an hour of CST for just $25.00. Yep a full 60 min (not the 50 min that some offer) for just $25.00. This is just for the month of September. All you have to do is go to the Hours and Scheduling page on my web site at www.aromatherapeutics.abmp.com and look for the CST Special and book it.