What is BCST

Biodynamic Cranio Sacral Therapy (BCST) is based on the  knowledge of the body that we have through modern science. It is used with all kinds of pain and trauma, engaging the dialogue between body and soul.

What the doctors know about our bodies does not always quite cover what it feels like on a personal level. In BCST we work with the felt sense of  personal experience. Body and mind, sense and intellect are conceived as equally important parts of one interconnected, moving organism – which is you.

Physically, the workings of BCST are based on the cerebrospinal fluid, flowing from the inner brain all the way down to the sacrum. BCST therapists have learnt to palpate the rhythm of the cerebrospinal fluid, which is an exceptionally delicate matter.

At the level of the cerebrospinal fluid we are all sensitive like babies.

A BCST  practitioner will take a written case history, listening with care to the reasons for your visit. This part of the session is important, both for gathering information and to establish a mutual understanding. You will need to take your shoes off before you lie down on the practitioners table. The practitioner makes light contact with your feet, the base of your spine, your head and other areas, encouraging your body to relax and begin to make the changes it needs. Because the body functions as a whole, your practitioner may focus on areas other than where your symptoms occur.

As the practitioner is using light touch in order to feel the rhythms of the body, she will be carefully listening to the way your health is expressed, rather than focusing solely on what is causing the pain. This usually helps the body to remember its original state of being. BCST techniques bring us very close to the miracle of life itself.

After a session there is sometimes a short period of adjustment as part of the healing process, where you may become more aware of symptoms. Usually people report some improvements after one or two sessions. Some people find they benefit from regular treatment over an extended period of time and say that, as well as noticing improvement in their physical or emotional symptoms, they feel that they have more awareness of their own needs and strengths, and their quality of life has improved.