Craniosacral Therapy in Austin



Offerings

Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy

Deep Inquiry

Relaxation Classes

Individual Healing Retreats

Kidney Compresses



Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy

Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy [BCST] is a gentle, light touch treatment that focuses on activating the body's inherent healing resources to restore balance and harmony from within.  Central to the treatment is balancing of the central and autonomic nervous systems. This allows for deep relaxation in a state of stillness and spaciousness – necessary for healing and prevention of disease processes. Healing depends on a healthy, balanced nervous system. Deeper and deeper states of stillness are accessed as the nervous system settles. Healing transpires in this deep stillness.

 
The central mechanism is the wave-like flow of cerebrospinal fluid between the brain and the sacrum via the spinal canal. Treatments enhance the flow of these fluids releasing restrictions in fluids and tissue. As tension and stress patterns resolve, the whole system moves freely, or with the least amount of restriction possible.
 
Presence is an essential element of the treatment. The practitioner creates a safe healing environment through her own presence in a state of deep awareness. The field of awareness is very wide, and also very specific to the individual. Skills of deep listening, cultivated over many years, allow for clear perception and a dialogue with the client’s system.
 
With its emphasis on somatic awareness, Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy is a deep meditation on the body. Research has demonstrated that cultivating awareness through mindful meditation activates and expands the capacity of the prefrontal cortex of the brain by increasing neuronal connections. The further development of this "new" brain is essential in human evolution.

 

In Biodynamic work we cultivate a non-judgmental attitude of deep appreciation for the body and its innate intelligence which guidesthe healing process. The practitioner remains neutral and without any agenda ~ simply witnessing and reflecting back patterns within the matrix of Health. This allows the healing to be guided by the client's inner physician.


A wide range of conditions respond positively to Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy, including:
      

  • stress management and reduction
  • chronic pain
  • digestive issues
  • breathing difficulties
  • TMJ pain and tightness [tempormandibular joint dysfunction]
  • headaches, including migraines
  • nervousness, anxiety and depression 
  • traumatic head injury
  • neck and shoulder pain
  • vertigo
  • joint pain
  • endocrine system imbalances
  • pregnancy
  • post-traumatic stress disorder [ptsd]
  • birth trauma
  • and more

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Biodynamic craniosacral therapy is also preventative. Monthly or quarterly tune-ups are valuable in maintaining a high degree of health and vitality. Learning to rest in stillness is an essential skill in maintaining a healthy body/heart/mind.


Cost is $110 for one hour and $145 for a ninety minute session.


Other treatments at The Healing Touch that are very supportive of Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy include:


Deep Inquiry

Our natural, original state is one of joy and ease. It is a radiant, unchanging state that underlies all experience. In modern times we have lost touch with who we are. Deep Inquiry is a process for rediscovering our True Nature. In this heart-centered approach, we connect with the physical body and its sensations as we explore the conditions that create separation, i.e. fear, anxiety, anger, feelings of unworthiness. As we dialogue with the different parts of ourselves, we cultivate deep awareness of the body/mind and release old patterns that prevent us from experiencing abundant life. S


Sessions are $110 for one hour and $145 for a ninety minute session.


Relaxation Classes

True ease comes from relaxing body, mind, and feelings. As we return to a state of ease, we come home to our True Nature ~ peace, joy, and compassion. We relax the body through sensory awareness and movement. We relax the mind and feelings through increased awareness, welcoming, without judgment, the thoughts, experiences and feelings that create disharmony in the body/mind. We work with the breath, meditation, mindfulness, and with a variety of  experiential exercises designed to bring our whole being back into balance and ease. Group workshops and private classes are available.


Individual classes are $110 for one hour and $145 for a ninety minute session.


Individual Healing Retreats

Spend a half or full day in the peaceful, healing atmosphere of Casa de Luz. The intention is to create a place of stillness and silence for reflection on your life's purpose, refocus your energies, and rest deeply into your True Nature. You design your own retreat which might include Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy, relaxation exercises, breathing practices, sitting and walking meditation, deep inquiry, journalling, and a delicious, healthy, vegan and organic meal at Casa de Luz. Cost varies according to length of retreat.


Kidney Compresses

The kidneys are the source of essence or energy for the whole body. Strengthening the kidneys is the foundation for supporting and rebuilding Health. Hot towels soaked in ginger water are applied to the kidneys to stimulate circulation and gently detoxify the kidneys.Supporting the kidneys is also very beneficial for bone health and may have a positive effect in the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis.


Cost is $80 for a 30 minute session.



Methods of Payment

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~ Stillness Heals ~