Craniosacral Therapy

What is Bio-Craniosacral Therapy?

If an individual is in physical or emotional pain, it is important to gauge the severity of the damage. Trauma assessment and relaxation techniques can help jumpstart the process. This type of assessment is a vital element of healing, and utilizes biodynamic craniosacral therapy as a relaxing hands-on tool for appraisal and therapy.

Bio-craniosacral therapy, also known as biodynamic craniosacral therapy or simply craniosacral therapy, uses very gentle touch to assist the client’s body in releasing and resolving trapped stresses in the body, These stresses hinder the person from achieving a balanced state of health. By relaxing the patient and alleviating anxiety, trauma assessment is also easier to perform. Those who benefit from bio-craniosacral therapy include anyone in trauma recovery or a similar program.

In a typical craniosacral session the client will lie or sit fully-clothed on a treatment table. The practitioner “listens” through his or her hands to the subtle body rhythms and patterns of blockage. Through this therapy, cerebrospinal fluid is able to flow easier in the brain. The treatment is intended to assist the body’s own self-governing and self-healing abilities. Self-healing is especially helpful to anyone with chronic or acute pain or anyone in a PTSD treatment center.

One element works on the physical and cellular levels by initiating structural change and aiding in trauma assessment. However, the essence of Craniosacral Therapy actually works on a much deeper plane – the body/mind/spirit system. This therapy addresses physical aches and pains, aids in trauma assessment, treats acute and chronic diseases and alleviates emotional or psychological disturbances. Overall, it has been proven to develop individual well-being, health, and vitality, all the while providing a truly moving a relaxing experience.

Who Can Benefit From Bio-Craniosacral Therapy?

Bio-craniosacral therapy benefits a wide variety of people. People who benefit may suffer from a wide variety of problems. Those included may be:

  • Pregnant women
  • Babies
  • Elderly

Also included are people with:

  • Brain injuries
  • Headaches, including migraines
  • Autism
  • Reflux
  • Stress
  • Asthma
  • Difficulties in learning
  • Chronic and acute pain
  • Dyslexia
  • Problems in the central nervous system
  • Mobility impairments
  • Colic
  • Arthritis
  • Attention deficit disorder (ADD or ADHD)
  • Cerebral palsy

Benefits of Bio-Craniosacral Therapy

Bio-craniosacral therapy is very beneficial to numerous aspects of the body. Its effects have been shown to be beneficial to those in trauma treatment centers and programs addressing pain in the body. Benefits include:

  • Stress and anxiety reduction
  • Improved sense of behavior
  • Developed health as the pains of sickness and disease are reduced
  • Disease symptoms reduced
  • Sense of spiritual well-being increased
  • Better quality of sleep
  • Increase in energy
  • Reduction of acute or chronic pain
  • Overall relaxed feeling
  • Sense of well-being


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