Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy is a very gentle energetic body work. It is rooted in the practice of osteopathy. The therapist uses very light touch to palpate the flow of cerebrospinal fluid as it moves through the cranium and spine. The rhythm of the CSF can be felt as it reverberates through the extremities and the rest of the body as well.
The practitioner senses and gently releases any restrictions felt while working on the patient. This results in deep relaxation, reduction in pain, improvement in structural alignment, as well as increased blood and oxygen flow to the organs and tissues.
Another way of looking at this is that there is increased “qi” or energy flow through the body as a result of the treatment. Biodynamic Craniosacral is particularly helpful for physical and emotional traumas, musculoskeletal pain, headaches, neurologic or stress induced complaints, to name a few.
Dr. Van Dusen is happy to provide craniosacral treatments to already established naturopathic patients, as well as patients that are seeking craniosacral specifically.