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Craniosacral Therapy – A Biodynamic Approach to Health

Hands over headWhat Craniosacral Therapy Can Do For You

BCST can help you reconnect to the health and vitality within.

After a series of treatments many clients notice an improvement in their symptoms such as:

  • A reduction in pain
  • Improved sleep and digestion
  • Feeling calmer and more relaxed
  • Coping better with stressful situations
  • Improved body awareness and function
  • Feeling more connected and aware
  • A renewed sense of direction and purpose
  • Greater vitality and sense of wellbeing

How Craniosacral Therapy Works

Craniosacral Therapy is a gentle, hands on therapy that relieves tension within the structures and tissues surrounding the central nervous system promoting whole body health and proper function.

The Biodynamic approach to CST focuses primarily on the organizing forces and fluid rhythms throughout the body.

The central nervous system consists of the brain and spinal cord. It is referred to as ‘central’ because it integrates information from the entire body and coordinates activity across the entire organism; it has great influence over the body’s ability to function properly. Everyday our body endures stressors that it consistently works to balance out, however sometimes our tissues tighten under the strain. Sometimes our body will hold patterns of tension from previous experiences. When there are tensions in the tissues around the central nervous system its ability to function optimally is restricted. CST helps to ease the environment around the central nervous system, supporting its natural rhythm and ability for self repair. Healing comes from within the patient, rather than from an outside source.

The Benefits of Craniosacral Therapy

BCST is a gentle therapy due to its non-invasive, non-manipulative nature. It is a therapy that focuses on the health in your system and facilitating the body to self repair. A foundation of BCST is that health is always present no matter the ailment. If the focus has been on illness, trauma or pain, a connection with a sense of health can be lost.

Conditions that Respond Favourably to BSCT

  • Allergies
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma/Bronchitis
  • Autism
  • Back Pain
  • Birth Trauma
  • Bladder conditions
  • Bone disorders
  • Breathing disorders
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Colic
  • Dental/jaw/TMJ
  • Trauma
  • Depression

  • Digestive issues
  • Emotional issues
  • Exhaustion
  • Fibroids
  • Fluid retention
  • Headaches
  • Hormonal issues
  • Hyperactivity
  • High blood pressure
  • Infertility
  • Insomnia/sleep disorders
  • Joint disorders
  • Low immunity
  • Menstrual pain

  • Migraines
  • Morning sickness
  • Muscular pain
  • Nervous disorders
  • Neuralgia
  • Postnatal depression/anxiety
  • Premature birth
  • Sciatica
  • Sinusitis
  • Sprains/strains
  • Stress
  • Stroke
  • Visual issues

What to Expect

During your first session, a written case history will be created – both to gather information and to understand your experience and expectations. Sessions typically last an hour, although it can vary. You remain fully clothed and will usually lie face up or on your side on a massage table, or you may be seated. Finding a comfortable position for you is important and the practitioner will have props to support the body. The practitioner will make light contact with your body with her hands and will move to areas that are prioritized by your system. As the body functions as a whole, the practitioner may focus on areas other than where your symptoms occur.

After a session there can be a period of adjustment where some clients report an increase in awareness of their symptoms. It is important to remember that BCST is a facilitation of the body’s self repair intelligence. The hands-on session is to support your system to access information and resources to make deep, intrinsic reorganizations. Some clients report relief after only one or two sessions. For long-standing issues, further sessions may be required to assist the body in a holistic movement towards greater health.

The Cost of Craniosacral Therapy

Adult BCST Session $110
Pediatric BCST Session $110
Wellbaby Craniosacral Session (Parent and Baby Treated Together) $110
Prepay Craniosacral Therapy Package (3 Sessions) $300

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Craniosacral Therapy Southwest Edmonton AB | (780) 244-2441