Do you suffer from chronic pain? Can’t get to sleep? Stuck making a tough decision? Unable to relax? Feel anxious, stressed or depressed? Have difficulty connecting with other people?
Life is full of challenges. At conception, we start out as a perfect little cell, full of potential, and as we grow and expand from embryo to adult, we bump into many obstacles. We try to learn how to do things right in order to enjoy life, but everyone has a different idea of how to do things right and everyone enjoys life in different ways. So we stumble at times as we try to find our own flow. We break bones, under-sleep, over-work, get stuck in contraction, forget how to be with other people and lose hope. So I’m here to tell you there is hope.
Luckily, the body wants to find harmony, health, equilibrium. Deep within us lies some innate wisdom that knows exactly what to do, but sometimes we need support to access that wisdom. That’s where Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy comes in. I’ve helped people recover from concussions, improve their sleep, reduce anxiety and depression, release long-held tension in the body, relieve pain, and feel more capable of showing up fully in life, whatever that looks like to them. After one session, you'll feel more at ease in your body, and after a dozen you may feel like a new person! Your immune system will improve, your nervous system will be better regulated, you'll feel less pain, greater mobility and more inner support.
What is it?
Osteopath William Sutherland (1873-1954) discovered subtle movements in the bones of the skull and recognized that these bones are not fused, as they were once believed to be. This type of movement is in every tissue of our body and it's involuntary, like our breath when we're not consciously breathing, although much slower and more subtle than the movement of our lungs. With injury or illness, it can become stuck, contracted or irregular.
With gentle, still contact and highly attuned presence, I work with this subtle movement and help it change. You may drop in to a deep, meditative type state where the mind can relax and the body can reorganize towards its innate health. If you feel unsettled with the still, gentle contact, I may use different techniques from massage, polarity therapy or somatic coaching to help settle the nervous system. When the mind and body is relaxed, the subtle movements are more easily accessed. Over time, you'll become more attuned to the subtle changes in your body.
Craniosacral therapy for babies
Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy is a safe, gentle healing modality for anyone at any age. It is recommended for every baby, no matter their birth story, to receive at least one session as soon as possible (within 2 months is most ideal). This will set them up for a more easeful life. Even those born in the most natural, easeful way experience a lot of force on their craniums in the birthing process. This work can align their bones naturally, with very little effort.