biodynamic craniosacral therapy

Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy

Craniosacral Therapy is a gentle, relaxing session that, through light touch, can facilitate the body’s natural powers of self-healing. It is a non-manipulative session that developed from the work of American Osteopath Dr William Garner Sutherland in the early 1900s. It has continued to evolve and is now practised separately from Osteopathy as Biodynamic  Craniosacral Therapy.

The therapist’s hands are used to listen to the intrinsic movements of the bones, the membranes and the cerebrospinal fluid which surrounds and protects the brain and spinal cord. Palpating of these subtle internal rhythms can facilitate access to health already in existence in the body and result in release in areas of restriction.

This has the potential to effect structural change, increase physical energy and sense of wellbeing and have much wider implications, both emotionally and spiritually.

“I go and see Sarah every so often, for Craniosacral Therapy, to get relief from tightness and discomfort in my back, neck and shoulders. Her sessions always leave me feeling looser, more relaxed and pain free”.

Distant Craniosacral Therapy

This is an expansion of the practice of Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy. Craniosacral Therapists are trained to work with the relational and perceptual fields within which and from which our physical bodies are formed. Working distantly through a relational and perceptual field is simply an extension of existing core Craniosacral Therapist skills.

When using my Craniosacral perceptual skills at a distance, my work still very much encompasses the sense of relational touch. The quality of the relational field being created and sustained depends, as with any hands-on session, on the depth of presence and awareness within myself as the practitioner.

During a session, my conscious presence is the fulcrum, as with a hands-on session, around which the session process revolves. My awareness creates the container that meets you where you need to be met and holds your process. I engage with and read the system ‘off the body’, just as I would in an in-person session.

My hands function equally effectively as sensitive listening antenna when reading the body at a distance. You may ‘feel’ the same things as during an in-person session; for some the sensation may be even more apparent, and the shifts and releases experienced may be felt even more clearly.

"I began seeing Sarah for Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy sessions in person. Sarah helped me with several chronic issues including back pain. I recently moved away from the area and continued to have online sessions with Sarah. Sarah is a wonderful therapist. She is highly intuitive and she has a thorough knowledge of the mind-body connection which has helped me to work on and heal past trauma."

The Ytene Healing® approach

The Ytene Healing® approach offers Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy, Somatic Experiencing®, Osteodouce, Reiki and Animal Reiki to both human and animal clients, either in combination or independently.

The aim is to optimise the benefit for you and help you access your inherent health, which unfortunately can become trapped in the body as a result of trauma. Working slowly, respectfully, and at a pace you are comfortable with, I facilitate as physical and emotional patterns and restrictions in the mind/body system are released, enabling a shift towards physical and emotional equilibrium.

All the therapies offered are gentle due to their nature but can elicit profound healing. I guide you through the session at a pace which allows time for titration, pendulation and integration. We may pause occasionally for you to reattune to any shifts which have taken place, or I may encourage you to move your body a little to facilitate any integration as required.

Contact me to book an appointment or find out more about the therapies I offer.

Please remember to check with your doctor or vet first if you have any concerns regarding the health of a family member or your animal.

Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy sessions are intended to complement, not replace, the relationship you have with your medical practitioner. If you have or suspect you have a health problem, please see your Doctor.

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