Alexander Technique · Biodynamic Craniosacral Theraphy
 

Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy The physical, mental and emotional aspects that define us are inseparable and affect each other. Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy recognizes this interconnection.

All of the systems of the body are linked to the cranial system by means of the nerves and adherent tissues, so that in turn its state can be manifested in all types of bone tissues, soft tissue, nervous system, internal organs, fluids and the energy system of the body.

The cranial system is evidenced by rhythmic pulsations.

A correct, complete and smooth Cranial Rhythm is a symptom of vitality, well-being and health.

An accelerated cranial rhythm is a symptom of low level of vitality causing disorders and diseases.

The causes can be diverse: Physical and/or emotional trauma, structural imbalances, muscular tension, inflammations, etc. These disorders are registered in body tissues producing blocks: active circle of chronic disorders.

It is a therapy oriented to the natural wisdom of the body, allowing intelligent innate processes that permits real changes to take place.

Which Problems Can It Solve or Relieve?

Backache

Cervical Vertebrae

Cervical Sprain

Lumbar Vertebras/Sciatica

Slipped Disc

Trauma Release

Birth Trauma

Accident Trauma

Emotional Trauma

Neurovascular Disorders

Stress

Anxiety

Depression

Insomnia

Tension

System

Headache

Child and Adults Migraines

Vertigo/fatigue

Sinusitis

Post-surgical Dysfunction

Immune Dysfunction

Chronic Fatigue

History of Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy Where does the Technique come from?

Sutherland - retrato

All aspects of Craniosacral Therapy originate in William Sutherland, an American osteopath and disciple of Andrew Tyler Still, at the end of the 19th century. He was the first to identify the cranial system as a physiological system that, together with the cardiovascular and respiratory systems, form the three main life systems.

Based on his work, others have taken this specialty to their own fields.

Sutherland, who had been taught that the bones of the skull are immobile, realized that this was not true. The individual cranial segments were designed to move slightly, so that it was possible to adjust them gradually and smoothly, in a non-invasive way, to improve joint movement, fluid flow and general health.

Sutherland called this system the "primary respiratory mechanism" according to his theory, in which he maintains that this is the source of life.

Among the variants developed by the followers of Sutherland is Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy (BCT, in its English acronym).

This form of craniosacral therapy was developed primarily by Franklin Sills and is based on a concept known as the Breath of Life, according to which, the tissue of the body is able to move and breathe.

More Information About the Therapy

The Cranial System is evidenced by notorious pulsations in all parts of the body, as well as the cardiovascular system does it through beats and the respiratory system through breathing.

Anatomy of the Craniosacral System

The structures that form the Craniosacral System are:

  • The brain and the spinal cord
  • The adherent tissues that surround the spinal cord and the brain
  • The cerebrospinal fluid
  • The cranium
  • The sacrum

All systems are linked to the cranial system by means of the nerves and adherent tissues, which in turn can be expressed in all types of bone tissue, soft tissue, nervous system, internal organs, fluids and the body energetic system..

The cranial system is evidenced by rhythmic pulsations, the Cranial Rhythm, which an expert therapist can perceive in any part of the body.

A correct, full and smooth Cranial Rhythm is a symptom of vitality, well-being and health.

An accelerated Cranial Rhythm is a symptom of low level of vitality causing disorders and diseases. The causes can be diverse: Physical and emotional trauma, structural imbalances, muscular tension, inflammations, etc.

Each disorder is recorded at different levels, being recorded in our body in a kind of "tissue memory". This memory generates an active circle of chronic disorders.

The treatment offers the possibility of recovering a general state of physical as well as emotional health, releasing blocks at deep levels of the body.

Among the variants developed by the followers of Sutherland is Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy (BCT, in its English acronym).

This form of craniosacral therapy was developed primarily by Franklyn Sills and is based on a concept known as the Breath of Life, according to which the tissue of the body can move and breathe.

The rhythmic movement of the cerebrospinal fluid is generated in the central axis of the body and is transferred to the most peripheral bones, the connective tissue and all the organs of the body. Thanks to it, it becomes a full-body movement.

It is a therapy oriented to the natural wisdom of the body, allowing intelligent innate processes that allow real changes to take place.

In the biodynamic approach, the healing process comes from the patient himself, not from the outside, nor from the professional, who with the contact of their hands bases the treatment on listening and supporting the healing process..

Whom and How Will the BCT Help?

BCT helps everyone. The touch is soft, but firm and reassuring. Patients report a general feeling of well-being that goes far beyond treatment. BCT complements the body's natural healing processes and helps unlock a wide spectrum of emotional and physical problems that cause pain and disability. It is increasingly used as a preventive health measure that strengthens resistance to the disease.

In many of the cases, the patient has the ability to experience the relationship between the two dimensions, physiological and emotional, through sensations during treatment, revealing the possibility of releasing traumatic situations experienced in the past and emotional patterns together with physical restrictions that occurred as a result of those traumas.

How Does It Work?

Unlike cranial osteopathy or chiropractic treatment, craniosacral therapy does not use physical manipulation to achieve changes, but rather attends to the natural rhythms of the body, by means of gentle touches, as a support. This treatment can not cause any harm. It is gentle and non-invasive, and patients themselves regulate the pace and extent of treatment using their own reserves and inner potential.

The therapist applies a gentle touch on the patient, focusing especially on the head and sacral bone, as well as on different parts of the body. Its function is to listen and detect areas of low vitality and energy and use your body and mind to help the patient to restore their health, activating the rhythmic cranial pulsation thus encouraging the patient's well-being.

Our own physical, mental and emotional aspects are inseparable and affect each other. BCT recognizes this interconnection and uses it to help the body treat itself.

The treatment is performed with the patient lying on a stretcher, with comfortable clothes.

Some Examples

Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy for the Treatment of Migraines

Headaches and migraines can occur because of a distorted rhythmic pulsation in the area of the shoulders, neck and head. The causes of the same can be several: traumatic births, falls, incorrect posture and tension. During the treatment, the pulses in the diaphragm, neck and skull bones are checked. The treatment allows the pulsations to flow in a vital and balanced way, helping to release the overload in the nervous system, returning the body its elasticity.

Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy for Pregnancy

The treatment is highly appropriate at the time of pregnancy. This time is characterized by an increase in weight and notorious physical changes. Because of them, the load on the skeleton, muscles and tendons increases. The hip widens, the future mother is in a delicate emotional state, sown with doubts and emotions.
The delicate treatment offers a support to the central nervous system and to the correct relaxation of the musculature, thus achieving a physical and emotional improvement. The treatment is implemented after the sixth week.

Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy for Children with ADD and ADHD

Many children who suffer from attention and/or hyperactivity dysfunctions and other learning disabilities have severe difficulties sitting in one place and concentrating. Their lives take place in a continuous internal atmosphere of restlessness, and/or they suffer from sleeping problems, and it is difficult for them to carry out and complete a task. Because of this, they show low self-esteem with high chances that their social relationships will be affected.
The treatment improves the balance of the central and autonomic nervous system, releasing cerebral pressures and unblocking emotional obstructions. The child will achieve in this way an improvement of his state feeling calmer and with a greater capacity of attention both internally and externally.
The sooner the treatment is performed on children —at younger ages— the easier will be its effectiveness, preventing future complications and increasing his/her potential.

Biodynamic Craniosacral Technique for Babies

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Testimonials


For more than 15 years I practiced figure skating, of which 7 were high performance. Being so young when I started, my body suffered severe and sustained blows for years, that triggered serious injuries to my body, and more than 5 operations on my knees. Although I could rehabilitate myself thanks to physiotherapy, the pains in my legs increased with the years, unleashing a deep and intense break in my physical and mental balance. However, little by little, thanks to Orna and the Craniosacral Therapy practice, I established a new relationship with my body, my centre and my emotionality. It marked, without doubt, a turning point in my life.

I began to heal and to understand that we must learn to connect with our body from our responsibility, and that never is too late to begin the path of healing.

P.R.


My story is marked by sexual abuse suffered since childhood. I began to remember, already in adulthood, when the person responsible for the aggression died. I guess that forgetting everything was the way to survive. Until then, I could say that I have always been able to move forward but with a very difficult feeling to explain, a very deep sadness that occasionally appeared, but that tormented me because I did not know who or what to blame. Fatigue. Insecurity. I did therapy and it helped me a lot to identify my feelings.

But something inside me continued preventing from feeling good. A weight, a feeling of unhappiness in the day-to-day, no matter how hard I tried to push forward. In my search to find some way to feel better, I discovered Craniosacral Therapy. How it helps me? It has been a slow process, since my story comes from many years ago, and is buried in the deepest part of my being. But, little by little, the sadness that accompanied me has stopped being an internal part of my life. It has helped me a lot, at an emotional level.

AThroughout the sessions I have been gaining more security, more strength. I have a feeling of freedom. It is difficult to explain, as if I was able to see more clearly. I don’t feel big changes in each session, but an incredible improvement throughout the process.

In addition, Orna is a discreet therapist, but at the same time very close, which makes you feel comfortable whatever the problem you go for.

G. M.

Alexander Technique · Biodynamic Craniosacral Theraphy