Craniosacacral Therapy as a Way of Life

Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy (BCST) naturally begins to becomes a way of life. The therapist is trained in listening and nowness – creating a sacred space in the room or office. By connecting to a nowness (fancy word for being present), the therapi

st creates a continuum. It leads to deeper qualities of perception and awareness. This mindfulness allows a well-trained therapist to work with precision related to remaining attentive to the changes happening under our hands. We can release our attention as well, when needed,  by sensing nature (sometimes outside the treatment room or inviting images into the awareness) or noises/stimulation in our physical environment (client voices in the hallway outside, a phone ringing).

There is a stillness, too, which is rooted in our biology. Much like the tides of the ocean, our cerebral spinal fluid has a flow or “ tide” to it, as well. This includes its flow out, followed by a pause or stillness, which is then followed by the return flow or wave back in. This stillness is referred to as “dynamic stillness” and it is a reference point for the therapist. A place where inherent self-healing can exist and occur. And it all happens automatically, with the system in constant communication with the heart and cardiovascular system, spinal cord and nervous system.  Quite remarkable and why practitioners feel honored to be part of this remarkable possibility for healing to happen.

During a session, clients remain fully clothed and lie on the massage table, while the therapist applies gentle hand-holds and moves around the table.  Craniosacral therapy is not a specific treatment for a medical condition but a general method for improving the health and resilience of the human body. Most clients experience a profound sense of relaxation and peace.