Posted on October 7, 2016 in Biodynamic Craniosacral
What is it? Is it something for myself and family?
Biodynamic Craniosacral works through the craniosacral system- the skull and sacrum, the membranes and fluid motilities of the cerebrospinal fluid that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord. With the use of gentle dimensional contact, the registered biodynamic craniosacral practitioner can allow the facilitation of the innate adaptive process of the human body to self adapt or balance to the stability of the system. This is important for optimal function and healing.
Joanne M. Gallagher, RCST® is registered craniosacral practitioner. Her passion and mission is to provide craniosacral to all people, especially children. Each child deserves the best start for growth and development with a vibrant functional craniosacral system.
Each one of us is aware of different rhythms within our body. There is the cardiac rhythm, in which the heart beats 60-80 times per minute, circulating the vital blood supply throughout the body. There is the respiratory rhythm with the inspiration and expiration of the breathing of the lungs. This is approximately 12-20 times per minute for the exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide within the body.
There is another rhythm called the craniosacral rhythm (CSR). This rhythm causes our body to gently expand and narrow and lengthen and shorten at specific motilities. This allows exchange and circulation of cerebrospinal fluid in the brain and spinal cord. This fluid is important for hormonal and neurotransmitter transport in the brain, supply of oxygen and nutrients, filtering of wastes and acts as a hydraulic buffer of force to the brain and spinal cord. That’s function!
If a person has experienced falls, injuries or impacts in their life that the body cannot dissipate, restrictions form in the fasciae. Just as bruised ribs from a fall might prevent you from breathing properly, an injury to your core frame can cause restrictions in your connective tissue and fluid tides.
This may change your craniosacral system from its normal adaptive process for function and healing.
A craniosacral practitioner uses his/her hands to apply gentle dimensional facilitation to the connective tissue. This allows balance of the craniosacral dynamics. There is a wait and watch as the body gently releases fascial restrictions.
The craniosacral practitioner is a facilitator. The session is specific to each person individually. There is a progression. It is as if the body is inviting the person to experience the optimal rhythm for life. This balance is important throughout each person’s lifetime.