Who Should Receive Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy and What Can It Help With?
Craniosacral therapy is generally helpful for anyone suffering from muscular-skeletal issues, recovering from physical or mental trauma, pain or immobility from past injuries, back problems, and chemical imbalances that affect brain function. Many people come for help with headaches, concussions, arthritis, thyroid problems, joint pain, TMJ, prenatal/postpartum relief and issues, and recovery from surgical procedures. However, these are just a few of the things craniosacral therapy can help with. The best part about using this as a means to deal with health issues is that it's gentle and non-invasive.
If your body were a house, a chiropractor or osteopath would support the frame (skeletal structure), a massage therapist would support the insulation and drywall (muscles), and a craniosacral therapist would support the wiring (the nervous system). Using only a five gram touch (the weight of a coin), craniosacral therapy can help the blockages in the nerves and how they relate to the muscles and skeletal structure, as well as the organs.
*Some people enjoy this therapy simply because it's relaxing. Plus, it gives them a biological "tune-up" for focus, strength, and energy.
Why Receive It?
While it can do wonders on it's own for people, Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy compliments all types of other therapies as well. Think about how many people you might know who go to a multitude of other practitioners and yet they don't seem to make much progress. Many people find that after a few sessions of BCT, their health begins to improve much more rapidly as it helps the body open up to the healing offered by their other healthcare professionals, thus making it the missing link on the road to health.
The reason it functions this way is because BCT assists in guiding clients through their bodies by helping them to notice and explore the sensations they feel while the practitioner listens through the autonomic nervous system. The client and the practitioner are working together, almost as if the practitioner is an attentive assistant to the client whose system is responding to such deep listening and noticing. One might call this the psychotherapy of bodywork.
This work carries a psychological component which allows the client to not merely understand, but to also feel the mind-body connection. Because trauma and other abrasive muscle/tissue memory are still lodged in the body, it's common for many emotions to come up during a session. Take that one step further and imagine what happens once a practitioner begins working with the nervous system and the brain.