Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy (BCST)
BCST is a gentle but very profound non-invasive, hands-on treatment for the whole body. The treatment is focused on listening to and supporting the health of the body as a whole being, enabling the inherent intelligence of the client's system to be expressed.
Sometimes experiences such as trauma, accidents or toxins overwhelms our ability to dissipate the effects; however, the essential forces of health are never lost. BCST relies on these intrinsic forces of health to make any necessary reorganization or adjustments, rather than the therapist applying an external force.
How can BCST help me?
BCST can be effective for people of all ages, including infants, and those with painful, delicate or degenerative conditions.
Emotional as well as physically traumatic experiences can be held in the body’s tissue as a pattern of experience. Over time this alters the way the body moves and functions. BCST facilitates a safe resolution of shock and held experiences. It can work with conditions and injuries from both acute and chronic physical trauma, as is works with the body’s inherent intelligence to reset its balance and come to a healthier way of functioning.
By engaging the musculoskeletal, central nervous, respiratory, digestive and fluid systems necessary for attaining vitality and balance, BCST offers a relaxing and holistic approach to assist the functioning of the body.
“Anecdotal evidence shows BCST may be helpful in addressing such situations as impingement of cranial nerves or spinal nerves, head injuries, confusion, feelings of compression or pressure, anxiety, depression, circulatory disorders, organ dysfunctions, learning difficulties, neuro-endocrine problems, TMJ and dental problems, and trauma of all kinds — birth, falls, accidents and other injuries, physical, sexual or emotional abuse, PTSD, loss/grief, surgery, anesthesia, among others. BCST is also excellent as a preventive therapy because it can facilitate the resolution of imbalances within a patient/client's system that s/he may not be consciously aware of.” -Biodynamic Craniosacral Association of North America Website
Some benefits include
- Decreases symptoms of
- acute and chronic muscle strains
- degenerative arthritis
- nerve pain
- post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- auto immune disease
What is involved in a BCST session?
Treatment is 60 minutes and is generally carried out lying fully clothed on a treatment table. The therapist will make contact with their hands using a light, receptive touch which encourages the body to reveal patterns of experience and holding. These patterns are expressed as subtle motions within the tissues and fluids of the body. The therapist is able to sense these motions and hold space so the body recognizes the patterns it holds. Once this recognition occurs, the body is able to reorganize the way it works. This can allow deep and lasting transformation to occur. Symptoms can be alleviated, resulting in an increase in physical vitality and wellness.
Insurance coverage for BCST
The majority of extended healthcare plans cover Registered Massage Therapy (RMT) treatments. BCST treatments are under the umbrella of techniques practiced by RMTs. Therefore, if you have Massage Therapy coverage and a RMT is providing your treatment, it is covered.