Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy
is a gentle, hands-on therapy, which assists the body’s ability to heal and self-repair. Through the attuned touch, which is light and gentle, a person’s system is both; calmed and energized, bringing about subtle and profound changes towards balance and rejuvenation.
Special emphasis is given to balancing the central nervous system. Few systems have such influence on the central nervous system as the Craniosacral System – the soft tissues and fluid that protect the brain and spinal cord. The therapy releases held tensions and restrictions within the cranial bones and membranes. Supporting increased Craniosacral flow, hormonal and neuromuscular balance throughout the body.
Every day we endure stresses and strains and the body absorbs them. Yet our system can only handle so much before we begin to tighten and potential dysfunctions arise. CST supports relaxation, releases congestion and resistances, and engages vitality and whole-body connection.
The simplicity is its beauty…
The practitioner evaluates with light and skilled touch, the internal environment of the client. The presence is warm and clear and the touch is gentle and still. This feels much like being “listened to”. In response, the body begins to listen to itself and natural adjustments from within the inherent health mechanisms can occur. Breath, fluids, and the subtle life force can express more freely. Enabling accumulated stress to resolve in the fluid-tissue field. Stillness within this process is seen as deeply resourceful. Enabling a sense of wholeness and connection versus parts.
Biodynamics orients to embryology and dynamic life forces that formed us, as these underly and sustain our health and renewal at any age.
BCST is known for being deeply resourceful, restoring vitality, a felt connection to the body, and the ability to rest and digest. The modality originates in Osteopathy. It offers a safe space to resolve held experiences, stress, and trauma symptoms that can come as early as from birth, without being re-stimulating or overwhelming. Treatments can be preventative or address specific conditions. As this is a gentle, nonmanipulative therapy, it’s suitable for all ages; from infants to adults and the elderly.
How you might benefit from sessions:
Clients often experience more resilience, energy, calmness, and mental clarity. After a series of treatments many clients notice an improvement in their symptoms, they experience greater vitality and a sense of well-being.
- better overall health
- reduction in pain
- improved immunity
- improved sleep
- better digestion
- feeling more energetic
- feeling calmer and more relaxed
- coping better with stress
- improved bodyawareness
- feeling more connected and aware
The list of conditions that may benefit from this therapy is long and comprehensive, as BCST acknowledges the whole person and that emotional, mental, spiritual, and physical health are all interconnected. Clients seek treatment for a range of symptoms including fatigue, pain, stress-related conditions, anxiety, and post-surgery treatments, as well as difficulties with sleep and digestive issues. Other clients are interested in improving general physical, mental and emotional well-being.
- Nervous system imbalances
- bodily tensions, constrictions, and pain
- accidents, whiplash, falls,
- jaw and TMJ issues
- organ imbalances or digestive dysfunction
- headache, migraine, eye conditions
- mental and emotional imbalances (anxiety, depression, chronic stress,…)
- Hyperactivity, high blood pressure
- birth experiences and patterns
- Neuro-endocrine imbalances
- Insomnia, sleep disorders, chronic fatigue
- Structural and postural imbalances
- joint pain, sprains / strains, stiffness
- back- and shoulder pain
- Going through major life transitions
How a session looks like:
The client lays fully clothed on a treatment table. The practitioner makes with light touch contact with your body and occasionally guides you to explore sensations. As you become more aware of resources and habitually held tensions and restrictions, your brain becomes conscious of them, it can then create change.
Relaxing is not a small thing ~ it is essential for life.
“Relaxation is what we need to do, to feel ourselves. The body struggles to feel itself when it is tense. Often relaxation is talked about as if it’s trivial, but it’s actually a movement towards homeostasis.”
~ Ged Sumner
The body is not a machine, rather a wonderfully, intricate interaction with everything around you, which is why it “knows” so much just in being. Eugene Gendlin
BodyMeditation LAB ~ nurturing inner movement
Bring flow and balance to common areas of stress and stagnation
Monthly ~ every second Tuesday of the month 7pm to 7:40pm online on Zoom (Dec 12th, Jan 9th, Feb 13th)
Drawing from Somatic Movement Modalities we will explore, play and deepen body awareness, soften our breath and attention and attune to the wisdom of the body. Explore your inner nature while supporting balance, vitality and connection. Discovering the never ending new ways of perception, sensation and the joy to move!
Topics include: *eyes and perception * pelvic flow * vagus hum * fascia and cellular health * waves and resonances * juicy psoas * finding neutral * tummy time * balancing the nervous system * embracing the dark ~ connect to the moon * breathing effortlessly * the way we grow * midline & spine * face ~ heart connection * roots and wings * the physiology of love * origins of movement and more.
No pre-requisites. Pay form the heart ~ suggested contribution: $ 7.-, but there is no mandatory fee. This is a “LAB”, meaning I am developing and exploring something new. Come and join from the comfort of your home and discover something new too 😉 Pre-registration is necessary.
Starting Tuesday, December 12th: “Embracing the dark” ~ connecting to the current new moon. Emptying and filling, growing and shrinking, rising and sinking, inwards and outwards, light and dark. Our mainly fluid body is in strong resonance with the tides of the ocean guided by the rhythms of the moon. This class is an invitation to find your own inner rhythm or dance, while connecting to the phases and qualities of the moon. Perfect for the dark time of the year just before solstice.
Tuesday Jan 9th: “Vagus hum” ~ balancing and toning the Vagus Nerve, which is part of our social and autonomic nervous system. Great to release head-/face- and neck tension and supportive for the digestive system.
6 Healing Sounds and Meridian Stretches
The 6 Healing Sounds is one of the most popular Qigong practices, a form practiced around the world. Organ health is at the core of our physiology and governs our bodies- and psycho-emotional health on a deep level. Get to know your organs, meridian pathways, and 5 element constellation, to support energy flow, balance and to deepen your Qigong practice.
You’ll be guided through sensory exercises, simple movements, breath and sound that lead you through the internal systems and elements of your own body. The class includes simple ways to practice the 6 Healing Sounds in both sitting and standing positions, as well as walking meditations. No prerequisites!
Wednesday evenings 6:30pm to 7:45pm at RedLeafWellness.ca Starting December 6th 2023
Registration at Redleafwellness.ca ph: (780) 633-7538, Edmonton
- slow down and restore
- calm the mind
- balance your nervous system
- generate energy
- discover, play, explore
- release chronic tension
- enjoy the flow
- increase sensitivity and orientation
- improve sleep
- deepen presence
- attune to life
The Body is the Foundation for Our Well-Being
what is rooted is easy to nourish, what is brittle is easy to break. DaoDeJing