Biodynamic Craniosacral therapy (BCST) is a gentle hands-on bodywork that orients the interconnected rhythms and structures of the whole being towards health. BCST uses light touch to effect physiological and structual change. Arising from an osteopathic tradition, the approach engages in relationship with connective tissue, musculoskeletal, nervous system and the dynamic fluid motion in the body to facilitate ease in patterns of tension and chronic pain resulting from injury, stress, trauma or emotional strain.
Life is vibrant with fluid motion. On a physiological level, our blood pumps, nerves fire impulses from head to toe, cerebrospinal fluid bathes our central nervous system, and our cells and tissues literally “breathe” with fluid motion. From the time before we were born to present, our bodies have been in constant relationship with our environments – shaping our responses through this fluid system, creating a sense of self with wide-ranging capacities to relate to each new moment of life.
When we experience health, our bodies and minds are fluid, flexible and balanced. We feel available for and present with what’s happening in the here and now. Out of balance, we can experience symptoms of psychological, emotional and physiological rigidity. Patterns of holding and compression, where this fluid motion can seem stuck. The ability of our cells and tissues to organize in relation to this internal fluid motion is central to determining our state of health. When these rhythms are expressed in fullness and balance, health naturally follows.
Though BCST touch is gentle and non-invasive, the effects can feel profound. Rather than approaching treatment through protocol, BCST follows the Client’s body rhythms. In this way, the Client’s body dictates the pace and sequence of treatment - promoting a sense safety and opportunities for growth. This Client-centered approach supports, engagement, integration and a sense of empowerment in relation to one’s own healing process.
What to expect in a session
BCST is performed on a massage table with the client fully clothed. The practitioner is trained to listen to subtle physiological shifts in the body, bringing an individual’s awareness to holding patterns and restrictions and ultimately to health in his or her system in order to support ease and decrease symptoms.
Bronwyn is currently not taking adult clients; Maya is open to receive new adult clients.