Biodynamic craniosacral therapy made such a dramatic difference to my own health, I decided to add this method to my repertoire, and undertook a two year training with the Craniosacral Therapy Educational Trust.
Craniosacral therapy is a gentle and yet powerful therapy that influences a person's physiology and central nervous system.
Craniosacral therapy is very much on the cutting edge of energy medicine and consequently there is very little research on whether it works. The statements made about the therapy here are not therefore evidence based.
There are different methods of Craniosacral therapy, which broadly speaking fall into two main forms: the biomechanical approach and the biodynamic approach. I work with the latter. Biodynamic Craniosacral therapy is a whole body approach where the practitioner tunes into and senses subtle rhythms and tensions in the body's tissues and fascia. As pattern's emerge the practitioner tries to facilitate states of balance and systemic stillness in the body to help the patient to better health and well-being on all levels: physical, mental and emotional. This therapy can have deeply restorative effects and chronic pain symptoms are alleviated as health returns to a person's system.
The most well known clinical applications for this form of healing are: trauma (including birth trauma); pain conditions; auto immune problems such as fibromyalgia (for which there is some emerging evidence of effectiveness); babies and any condition where a person's energy and vitality are depleted and needs building up again.
During a treatment session, the patient lies fully clothed on a treatment table and experiences the light touch of a therapist's hands. A case history is taken during the first consultation and sessions may include a sensitive discussion about your condition and treatment approach.
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