Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy
What is BCST?
Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy is a gentle hands-on approach that helps a person tap into their own inner resources for health and healing. The therapist allows the body to reveal the key areas to work on, and then they support the process of change and reorientation towards health. Using detailed knowledge of anatomy and physiology, the therapist explores the subtle rhythms, releases, and adjustments as they occur. People often report feelings of calm and relaxation as this happens, particularly as BCST helps to balance the nervous system.
Why do people come for BCST treatments?
It can be helpful for a variety of conditions including migraines, digestive issues, sports injuries including concussions, chronic pain syndromes, anxiety, and depression. Those that are empathic, intuitive, and energetically sensitive find it very beneficial for grounding, centering, and getting in touch with their body, mind, and spirit on a deeper level.
Some people come for stress relief and as part of a proactive approach to their health and well-being. BCST can be very useful to help the body work through traumatic events or injuries and even for the mystery aches and pains that don’t seem to have an identifiable cause.
What does a session look like?
During the first session, there is an exploration of your health history and any current problems you may be seeking relief from. Every session after that starts with a check-in to see how you are doing. Then you’ll lie fully clothed on a massage table, while the therapist gently places her hands on different areas of the body for about 40 minutes. Sometimes there is a guided meditation component, along with an exploration of your sense of body awareness. There will be a few minutes at the end for reflections and questions. It’s highly recommended to schedule some downtime, even a short walk in the park or something else you enjoy, after each session.