New Amsterdam  - Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy
      Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy is used to address many issues that effect the overall health and balance of anyone's system.  The body holds conditions and patterns as a result of physical or emotional injury, and also holds the key to resolve many of these conditions.  In situations where injury can not be resolved because of significant structural damage, the overall health and balance of the individual can be markedly improved, as well as the ability to cope. Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy can be used for physical complaint or as an exploration into aspects of embodied spirituality. 

    Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy is a body therapy that resources and works with the existing health within the body to address physical and emotional injury or trauma.  It does this by aligning with organizing forces within the human energy system that are constantly expressed through the cells via what is known as the tidal fluctuations of the cerebrospinal fluid.  The cerebrospinal fluid is the substance that bathes the brain and spinal cord in their protective membranes, and as such, is at the core of the human system.

    In a session a client is fully clothed and lies on a massage table.  Because of the sensitivity of the nervous system in relation to activation, a practitioner will ask permission before making contact with the client, and will then hold any number of pertinent locations on the body. Primarily the feet, sacrum and cranium are engaged. The practitioner will subtly palpate; i.e., listen through touch; the tidal fluctuations of the cerebrospinal fluid as well as other movements and expressions in the body.  This is done with the same sensitivity and subtlety that a Chinese medical practitioner would listen to the pulse to make a diagnosis.  There is no manipulation of tissues in biodynamic work.  

    The system of the client will express the over all health of the body as well as areas within the body that are in some way challenged or compromised and are expressing stagnation.  This could be at any number of different levels within the body:  organs, muscles, tendons, ligaments, bones and other connective tissue including fluids.  The body's expression determines the direction in which the practitioner will address any issue.  In fact, it is in working with the inner health and its organizing forces, which are constantly present and serve to balance the body, that symptoms and cause are alleviated. 


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