How does Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy work?
Have you ever noticed that if you're agitated but near a calm person, you start feeling calmer? Or, if you're near someone who's frantic, you feel more frenzied?
Scientists have discovered there is an energy field around each person's body. The biomagnetic field produced by the calm person near you can actually affect the cells and tissues in your body. Because of this, you begin to resonate with the other person and feel calmer. This is part of what happens in Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy.
Biodynamic Craniosacral therapists are trained to work with this kind of resonance and to "listen" to the subtle expressions of your body-mind. Rather than treat specific symptoms or try to fix something, they become quiet within themselves to cultivate:
• Peaceful relaxation
• Acceptance of what is
• Awareness of health and wholeness
• Trust in the process as it unfolds
Your body-mind responds through resonance and is reminded to:
• Let go
• Take its own steps toward health in whatever way it needs to
What happens during a BCST session?
We usually begin by sitting and talking about your concerns and your intention for the session.
During the session, you will be fully clothed, usually lying on a massage table. It is important that you feel comfortable and safe. I will ask you from time to time what you are experiencing, and help you to stay present with whatever arises for you.
When I touch you, I will check with you to make sure that you are ready and that the touch is comfortable. Sometimes, it takes some negotiation to get the touch just right so you can deeply relax. I will guide you in this process which, in itself, can be very healing.
Craniosacral therapy involves a very light, gentle touch, often applied to the head (cranium) or sacrum (the triangular bone at the bottom of the spine). At times, I combine this with other forms of bodywork, breath or movement work if it seems helpful. We will probably talk some during the session, although some sessions are much quieter than others.
Sessions usually last about an hour. During that time, I will quietly, gently hold parts of your body, listening to the subtle rhythms and tracking changes in your system.
During the session, you may:
• Relax so deeply that you fall asleep
• Enter a quiet state of meditation
• Feel as if you are dreaming while awake
• Experience memories or insights while on the table
• Enjoy a pleasant sense of warmth, softening, widening or floating
At times, you may experience other kinds of sensations as energy that has been held in the body is released. If this occurs, I will assist you in staying present with the breath and bodily sensations to facilitate the discharge and help you to integrate and benefit from the experience.
At the end of the session, you may:
• Feel relaxed, but also energized
• Find yourself breathing more fully and deeply
• Stand straighter and taller
• Feel more comfortable in your body
You might be surprised to feel a new sense of peace and ease as you leave the office to return, renewed, to your life.