Rachel Burke BCST, ABD, CST-T, D.ST
BIODYNAMIC CRANIOSACRAL THERAPY (BCST)
is a gentle hands-on therapy and helps brings about a state of balance and health in the body. BCST facilitates the body to repair, recover or reform, by working with the body's different systems and the body's own healing ability to change the affects that stress, injury, shock, illness, trauma and impact have on the body. It supports the client's system on a physical, mental and emotional level.
Our body is always seeking to heal and repair itself. As we go through life, we can be affected by different things that can leave their traces in the nervous system and sometimes our body may struggle to heal, and may need support to help bring it back into balance and better health.
Our body is very good at compensating for a restriction or reduction of function in one area, by adapting neighbouring joints and tissue, sometimes for many years. Each of us produces our own different reactions to trauma, stress and loss of our healing capacity, and we present our own unique combination of ailments, pains and dysfunctions. We all work at our own pace according to our individual process. It is important to give the body time to reorganise and then integrate positive changes.
HOW CAN IT HELP?
Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy works with all the body's systems including the central nervous system, musculoskeletal, vascular, lymphatic, endocrine and respiratory systems. BCST also improves fluid movement in all the systems throughout the body.
This enhances movement of cerebrospinal fluid, supply of fresh blood to tissues and organs, nutrients to the cells, removal of toxins and waste products from the tissue and can help with:
Migraine and Headaches
Stress and Tension-Related Problems
Brain and Spinal Cord Injuries
Sinus, Ear and Balance Problems
Motor and Speech Problems
Colic and Birth Trauma
Trauma and Shock
And Many Other Conditions
Chronic Neck and Back Pain
Motor and Speech Problems
Recovery After Operations & Injuries
WHAT HAPPENS DURING A SESSION?
A typical Biodynamic Craniosacral session takes place in a quiet setting, the client remains fully clothed and lies down on a comfortable plinth/table with a blanket over them. The therapist gently holds different parts of the body, (e.g. head, shoulders, spine, feet, etc.) creating a still space for the body to change towards better health and balance.
Clients report an increase in energy levels, more motility, less tension in the body, improvement in sleep patterns, greater relaxation, able to think more clearly and feel less stressed.
Mobile restrictions can be accommodated by treating the client upright in a chair or if a person is confined to a bed they can easily be treated there. BCST will not interfere with any other treatment you are receiving.
Pregnant women, babies, infants and the elderly can also be safely treated.
STRESSED AND UNABLE TO RELAX
(BCST) is very helpful for those who are always on the go, have stressful jobs/lives and find it very hard to relax. After treatments they found there was less tension in their body, it was easier to relax and they also noticed they were sleeping a lot better and could think clearer.
CONTACT AND IMPACT SPORTS
Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy is very beneficial for everyone participating in contact sports, where impact to the head and body happens on a regular basis. It can also help to clear up old injuries, improve balance and co-ordination. It can help with muscle strains, fascia strains and myofascial scarring.
People who have suffered severe trauma to the body; road accidents, major operations, TIA's (mini strokes), etc. have found that with regular treatments, they have experienced improvements in their movements, flexibility, co-ordination, motor abilities, memory and mental abilities. BCST has also helped them with their emotional difficulties in dealing with their accident and trauma, and in coping with a long term recovery period. Continuing treatment can also establish the emerging new and healthy pattern at all levels of the body's systems.
Those in good health find that biodynamic craniosacral treatments complement the body’s natural healing process, can be an aid to general well-being and can be used as a preventive health measure to boost resistance to disease.
BABIES AND MUMS
Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy can help mum and her changing body adjust to the changes created by pregnancy; restless legs, hip and back strain, exhaustion, etc. Babies respond very well to this gentle, safe therapy. It can help with birth trauma, irregular head shape, colic and digestive issues, help baby to settle, feed and sleep better, and can strengthen bonding between parents and baby.