Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy
"The smartest thing in the room is the intelligence expressed in our bodies."
What is BCST?
Who can Benefit BCST?
A wide range of symptoms can be eased and helped with this light touch therapy including chronic pain, migraines, insomnia/sleeping issues, whiplash, post operative effects, ptsd, panic attacks, hormonal imbalances, digestion issues, anxiety, depression, concussion, Circulation disorders, Neurological, stroke, sinus disorders, back injury, sports injuries, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, ME/MS, fertility issues, panic attacks, anxiety, TMJ problems, Tinnitus, fertility issues, help resolve past trauma held in the body, depression, stress related disorders and much more, list is endless.
It is especially effective in supporting life-transitions such as pregnancy and post birth support, grief and chronic illness. It also helps lessen the side affects of the invasive treatments for cancer.
What Happens in a BCST Session?
A Brief History of BCST
In 1900s an Osteopath Dr William Sutherland discovered that underlying the more obvious body rhythms such as respiration, intestinal peristalsis, heartbeat, lay a more subtle pulsation, the breathing movement of body tissues, each follow their own particular rhythms. This consists of the cranial bones rhythm, the movements of the cerebral spinal fluids which feels like the ‘tides’, rolling in and rolling out, all very subtle, but important to the health. Dr Sutherland came to believe there is an important infrastructure of fluids and tissues that express an interdependent subtle rhythmic motion that is an expression of life at a cellular level, which is fundamental to the proper functioning of the body.
He wrote about an approach where no mechanical force from outside is used, but under the sensitive hands, the potency is trusted to initiate and carry out healing processes, referred to as the Intelligence of the body system.
It was Dr Upledger, in the 1970s who introduced the work outside of the Osteopathic community. He became interested after an incident that occurred while he was assisting a spinal surgical operation. Whilst holding part of the dural membrane system that enfolds the spine, it rhythmically moved under his fingers. This discovery led Dr Upledger to set out on his own path of clinical research and it has carried on evolving with the leaders in the field such as Dr Rollin Becker, Dr James Jealous and Dr Franklyn Sills.
The training is accredited by the Pacific Association of Craniosacral Therapists (PACT), a professional body which maintains standards and protects both craniosacral practitioners and their clients. A good foundation in anatomy and physiology is necessary in order to apply craniosacral work with competency. The Pacific Association of Craniosacral Therapists (PACT) recommends that you choose a Registered Craniosacral Therapist. This ensures they are fully qualified, meet the professional standards and follow the Code of Ethics. The association covers therapists in Australia, New Zealand, India, SE Asia and N. America.