My practice is an evolving knit of Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy, what I call Restorative Massage Therapy, and at times Hakomi, which is somatic (body-oriented) mindfulness-based therapy.
I'd like to describe Craniosacral Therapy and Biodynamics a bit. I'm always upgrading and clarifying my description. Here it is now:
Craniosacral Therapy focuses primarily on the tidal movement of cerebral spinal fluid (CSF), which is the governing fluid of the body’s communication and self-regulation. Every part of our bodies has a signature expression in relation to the CSF flow, including all organs, muscles, connective tissues, bones, synovial joints, etc. A Craniosacral Therapist gently assists the body to “un-stick” itself within these subtle fluid undulations so that the natural healthy expression can return to any area of the body, which naturally benefits our overall health since there is no 'other' within the body. It is all one living system.
The Biodynamic version of Craniosacral Therapy does not involve any manipulation, rather it is a way of recognizing, through the felt sense, what the body is trying to do for itself to return to a balanced state of health. By being in open contact with any limited fluid expression, while recognizing the full potential of that expression, the body is able to more potently do its own healing process. Much the way a deep restorative rest or immersive meditative state allows tension patterns to resolve.
In my Restorative Massage Therapy sessions, I continue to stay attuned and oriented to your biodynamic (movement of life) rhythms. I do not force or over-ride your body's wisdom, I work with it. That does not mean the touch is necessarily light. Often I rest into deep contact with your body's interweaving layers, contacting the restful response of your nervous system. It is a patient and direct way of staying with the power of the body as it awakens within the tissue layers. Tension is simply a subconscious signaling to contract within the nervous system. Consciousness allows resolution of tension. You may rest deeply, you may sleep, you may have visions, you may feel all sorts of sensations as your body unlocks itself from within.
When wanted, somatically oriented mindful questions may assist awareness to open within your body/psyche. Hakomi is a kind and respectful way of noticing and allowing what is moving in the direction of healing. And note, I work with the body so my focus is not psychological processing. Any information that shows up is welcomed, not analyzed, as you rest in the safety of your healing body.
It is liberating that the actual geography of life - the body - is where we rest our trust and faith. It is where true healing happens.
Imagine no longer needing to manage and monitor your health because you've finally come into direct, aware connection with your true health. It is possible.