This is a gentle but powerful holistic treatment, originating in Osteopathy and now a unique modality in its own right. In this therapy it is held that health is always present in the human system and is expressed as a palpable rhythmic motion in the body known as primary respiration. This respiration has a series of cycles; from short and disorganised to longer and very steady.
The way these rhythms express themselves in the body can be seen as an indication of what the persons body system is handling. This primary respiration, as an expression of health, can become diverted through life experience and conditions, putting strain on the ability to remain in a healthy balance. In Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy the therapist invites and supports the client’s body physiology to orient to primary health, ‘beneath’ what it is having to handle with life’s conditions. In doing so it opens the possibility of release and renewal of the ways health can express itself. This in itself brings choice, greater access to joy and a sense of liberation from suffering.
The process is often profound in its simplicity and deep in its effect for a wide variety of conditions.
What does a treatment look like?
Treatment involves the client lying on the couch fully clothed. The therapist applies a gentle, non-invasive touch to the body, often, but not exclusively at the head and sacrum. The treatment is usually accompanied by a deep sense of relaxation for the patient. Sessions are sixty minutes long and include a short verbal consultation at the start and end.