I have to say when I was first introduced to this, not having any prior knowledge to it I was quite terrified. It sounded like something from Grey’s Anatomy, it seemed incredibly invasive.
My initial judgments completely disappeared as soon as I sat down with Ai Wason, a certified Biodynamic Craniosacral therapist and a professional member of Pacific Association of Craniosacral Therapists (PACT).
Ai guided me through an hour long session through light touch modality to assess different areas of my body. I went to Ai with no specific health concerns but I was feeling very stuck in my head and was finding myself not being able to manage the various thoughts in my head.
What Ai helped me find out about myself …
– some restrictions in lower back, that may affect right knee and leg
– tension release in heat and fluid flow from pelvic floor to legs and shoulders to fingertips
– slight tension in chewing muscles and jaw lines
– not having a sound rest for last week due to overwhelming work schedule
Without even having to say much, Ai was able to pinpoint exactly how my body was feeling and she described them to me better than I probably could have myself. I was starting to feel overwhelmed with my work schedule, I was feeling fatigued and it clearly showed in my body. All it took was for me to listen and I heard my body speak in ways that I never had before.
About Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy (BCST)
Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy is a holistic touch therapy that focuses on settling the nervous system to cultivate greater health and well-being. It gently unwinds the nervous system from patterns of compression, hypervigilance and inertia to states of ease, resource and flow.
BCST can create profound improvements in your health and in your life. The gentle hand contact is the main tool that supports the body to naturally strive for balance. It can support the body to relax, release deep tension and rejuvenate.
This form of therapy has created a highly skilled way of listening to the body’s inherent health expressions. Something that Ai said to me during our treatment that resonated was that if you listen to your body, it will speak to you. In today’s hyperactive and always-on-the-go society stopping to listen to your body is probably not something on our to-do list.
The beauty of this therapy is its simplicity. The practitioner takes up a position of being neutral and allows the process of the treatment to unfold. The practitioner is interested in facilitating the body towards intrinsic reorganizations across the body’s tissues, its fluid matrix and its energetic and emotional layers, so that there is a holistic movement towards greater health. The therapy creates a safe space for traumatic experiences to emerge and resolve smoothly without being overwhelming or re-stimulating.
BCST Can Help with deep relaxation, pain reduction, improved sleep and digestion
BCST can assist in leading the body and mind towards deep relaxation for body and provide the ability to cope better in stressful situations. It also aids in pain reduction and improves sleep and digestion; while also providing more clarity, focus and joy.
This form of therapy is gaining in popularity and recognition because of its profound therapeutic effects. In 2006 the International Affiliation of Biodynamic Trainings (IABT) was created to define standards in Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy trainings and the term Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy (BCST) was coined to differentiate the approach from other forms of Craniosacral Therapy.
To book your session with Ai and experience BCST book your appointment here. By subscribing on her website you will receive a free downloadable guide “4 Simple Strategies for Body Awareness to Help You Get Back on Track & Feel Whole Again”.
✍ Article by Dini Sehgal
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