Craniosacral Therapy comes from the tradition of Osteopathy founded in the 1800's by Andrew Taylor Still. The osteopathic tradition developed from a desire to correct for the harms and deficits created by the prevailing medical establishment, which relied heavily on pharmaceuticals - many of which are now known to be toxic.
Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy is one of the two main styles of Craniosacral Therapy practiced today. Practitioners of the other most common form, the Upledger Technique, follow an established procedural series of assessments and small physical adjustments. By contrast, practitioners of BCST engage in a philosophy of non-doing. Instead of following a set procedure, practitioners listen to and sense carefully the subtle movements in the client's system. As the practitioner begins to understand the priorities in the body and patterns in its organizing forces, they will respond by supporting the relevant points and structures. This dynamic of listening and responding is what helps the client's nervous system recallibrate.
Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy is well-suited to the following conditions:
• Anxiety/depression (incl. physical symptoms)
• Nervous system dysfunction
• Lazy eye (Strabismus)
• Chronic tension
• Motor-coordination impairment
• Surgery/injury recovery
• Physical trauma/physical therapy support
• TBI and post-concussion syndrome
• PTSD, CPTSD, and developmental trauma
• TMJ, TMD
• Latching difficulties when nursing (performed on mother + baby)
• Sensory Integration issues (temper tantrums)
• and other conditions with a neurological component