What to expect
The most important role of the Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy (BCST) practitioner is to create a safe space for the client by being calm, still and embodied. Biodynamic touch is feather-light and non-imposing. There is never any pressure applied because the aim is not about creating change from the outside.
The gentle enables the body to feel safe, supported and held, and this sense of safety allows the brain to switch from a tense state to a restful state. It is in this state that healing can begin to take place.
The practitioner is there to listen to the body and to be a witness of shifts and changes. It is like having a good friend listening to your stories or problems, prompting you to think in the right direction: when you feel you have been heard you can often find directions and solutions by yourself. The body is no different. True changes come from within.
The client lies on a treatment table fully clothed. The practitioner makes gentle contact with the client's body. They are trained to tune into the subtle expressions of the body's tissues, fluidity and potency. Under their verbal guidance the client may explore internal sensations, notice tension and deeply held restrictions which they were not conscious of before.
This is a starting point as change can happen when the brain recognises these sites of inertia. The client may experience sensations of release, tingling, small movements and adjustments, heat or even pain. Often they report feeling deeply relaxed or a sense of relief.
After a series of treatments, people often notice improvements in their symptoms and a sense of well being.
Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy is for everyone and as it is a very gentle therapy, it can be used on a wide variety of clients including young children and expected mothers as well as the elderly.