What is Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy?

Osteopathic Roots

Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy has developed from osteopathy with the understanding that the tissues within the body display a rhythmic motion and that the freedom of all parts of the body was fundamental to its health. Craniosacral Therapy has further been developed from this and actually works with the fluids of the body; after all we are 80% water. Centred around the cerebrospinal fluid that bathes our spinal cord and brain, motions can be palpated like the waves of the sea. It is possible to feel these rhythmic motions throughout the system and within specific tissues within the body. The Craniosacral Therapist recognises this energetic motion as a natural self-healing force called biodynamic potency.

Osteopathy was discovered by an American, Dr Andrew Taylor Still, around a hundred years ago and further developed by Dr William Garner Sutherland. During the past twenty years in particular, exciting new developments have come about, through the work of Dr John Upledger and others, and we now recognise the potency within the fluids of the system and how they relate to other parts of the body.


Rebalancing the Whole Body.

Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy promotes physical, psychological and emotional well-being. By listening to the subtle rhythmic movements in the body, this therapy can help it to self-regulate and come into balance. Throughout our lives, factors such as accidents, injuries, stresses and emotional problems can affect the expression of the fluid rhythms within the body. So when areas that have become stuck or blocked as a result of these factors, the blocked up energy can be released allowing self healing to naturally occur.

So essentially, this therapy works by accessing the health we all had when we were born and which is available to us at all times. It is a powerful and gentle form of treatment.

Craniosacral Therapy (CST), whether the treatment is in person or remote,  is not intended as primary healthcare but to work alongside the relationship you have with your doctor and is not to be used as a substitute for seeking medical attention.  Please refer to the NHS Helpline  and for daily updated government guidelines regarding the coronavirus, please click here.


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