CranioSacral therapy is a beautiful addition to Chinese medicine. This gentle, hands-on healing technique releases stress and tension from the head and spinal cord, enabling the entire body to deeply relax. CranioSacral is effective in treating headaches, neck and shoulder tension, back pain, TMJ, and many other health issues. Try this therapy on its own, or combine it with acupuncture for a truly restorative healing experience.
Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy
Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy is an elegant and practical expressions of energy healing art and science. The movement of the cerebal-spinal fluid, palpable to the practitioner informs and supports the gentle but powerful treatment. Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy is a effective, gentle and safe method for understanding and affecting the subtle dimensions of human well-being.
Craniosacral Therapy originated with American osteopathic physicians in the mid-twentieth century, and was subsequently adopted outside the medical profession. It proposes that human health is driven by a subtle inner intelligence which can be palpated. Gentle hands-on methods support this intelligence in its numerous expressions in the body.
Craniosacral Therapy, indirectly derived from the work of William Sutherland, DO (1873-1954), grew out of modern osteopathic medicine. Craniosacral Therapy focuses on an energetic “ordering principle” which permeates the body and can be palpated as a subtle tidal movement emanating from the body’s midline. The ordering principle provides a blueprint for health throughout all systems.
“Biodynamic” refers to a branch of craniosacral therapy that is less manipulative than other forms. Instead of trying to figure out the client’s problem and move tissues around, the practitioner’s intention is to create a supportive environment so that the client’s system generates therapeutic change from within, using its own wisdom, known as “the inherent treatment plan.”
A skilled craniosacral practitioner listens to the subtle pulsations of the system as the body tells its story. The body speaks through its rhythms, micro-movements and especially through its experience-managing patterns of physical shaping. With deep listening the practitioner encourages revitalization of the inherent healing potential of the system, and facilitates the release of resistance patterns. This approach emphasizes hearing the health of the system and encouraging its expression.
Craniosacral Therapy involves gentle hands-on work that honors the client’s own self-healing process. The intention is not to “fix” problems, but rather to encourage the emergence of new levels of order in mind and body. Practitioners know how to recognize the presence of the Breath of Life in many levels and locations of the body, and use appropriate methods to support and nurture its natural expression.