What is Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy?
A surprisingly simple therapy with a long name, Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy (BCST for short) is derived from Cranial Osteopathy, and was developed by American osteopath Dr. William Garner Sutherland in the early 1900s. It is currently growing steadily in popularity world-wide, due to its effective and holistic approach to treating the whole person.
How does it work?
Using a light touch to encourage the release of restrictions and long-held patterns in the body, Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy (BCST) is a non-manipulative and holistic body therapy which can help to fast-track the body's amazing capacity for self-healing. A Craniosacral Therapy treatment can help to reduce pain, calm the nervous system, speed up recovery from injury or surgery, and increase feelings of well-being and vitality. During the therapeutic process, Craniosacral Therapy can also gently encourage the body to let go of unresolved emotional or physical traumas, which can commonly manifest as pain, disease and mental health issues.
How long has Craniosacral Therapy been around?
Craniosacral Therapy has been developed over the past 100 years, after research and techniques were pioneered by Dr. William Garner Sutherland. It was further developed in the 1970s by Dr. John Upledger, also an American Osteopath, who founded a school of Craniosacral Therapy called the Upledger Institute.
The Biodynamic approach to Craniosacral Therapy was developed in London by Franklyn Sills of the Karuna Institute and continues to develop and grow in popularity all over the world due to its effective and holistic approach to restoring optimal health in the body.
Craniosacral Therapy can help with many conditions including;
Belinda is a registered member of the Pacific Association of Craniosacral Therapists.
It is important when choosing a therapist to consider whether they have accreditation with such an organisation, dedicated to maintaining standards of practice, continued professional development, and offering support and guidance to the therapist.
See the PACT website for more information.
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