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FAQ and Health Benefits regarding Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy

Bodi Wellness FAQ

Most people benefit from
Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy, though the improvement may be more dramatic for some than others. Biodynamc Craniosacral Therapy (BCST) is particularly valuable with persistent health conditions and pain that often stem from stress. BCST also helps aid recovery time from accidents, surgeries and chronic health conditions. 

Benefits that you are likely to experience within the first 3 to 5 sessions are:

  • Reduced anxiety and stress associated symptoms
  • Greater energy levels and an overall sense of well-being
  • Deeper levels of relaxation that you may not have experienced before
  • Improved sleep patterns and quality of sleep
Also read the specific benefits clients have received to-date. 

If you are not sure if this may help you, then ask your doctor/health practitoner or refer to Bodi Solutions 

What happens during an appointment?

Before each session begins, we take the time to get to know you and identify your main concerns. During the session we ensure you feel comfortable and totally supported, all within a confidential environment. After the session we touch base with you within 24 to 48 hours to check in with you, support you and encourage you on your wellness journey.

Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy is carried out with you lying down, fully clothed though shoes off. Depending on your health concerns, this can also be carried out with you seated in a chair.

Sessions are usually experienced as a very profound relaxation, which you may have never experienced before. You may also experience light tingling sensations, heat, cold or internal adjustments. Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy means physical symptoms are often noted as a response to stress, anxiety and trauma. Emotional issues may arise, though there is total support within the clinic environment.

Some people may also feel stronger sensations for a day or two after their appointment as the body adjusts. 

The clinic experience is non-intrusive and gentle, the techniques safe and very effective. Because sessions are carried out with you fully clothed it is preferable to wear loose clothing for comfort.

How many appointments do I need?

This will vary depending upon you, the severity of the health issue and how readily your system responds to this therapy. To fully benefit you may need more than two or three appointments, with once per week being the ideal. As a general rule, adults see and feel a significant change to their health within five to ten sessions.

At each appointment we also take into consideration any factors that may impact on the success of each session, such as new health issues, accident or emotional stress, which may require you to have regular sessions for a longer period.

Young children may only require three appointments as their system often responds to this therapy quite quickly, though again depends upon the reason for their appointment.

Using the analogy of antibiotics, it takes more that one to assist with your health concern and completing the course gives you the most benefits. 

The initial session for an adult is 60 minutes and 30 to 45 minutes for 5 to 18 years. Thereafter sessions vary, depending on the program or session type you have chosen.

Often, clients follow up with an occasional WoF to maintain health and sustain the results they have achieved.

How can this help my headaches?

Headaches and migraines have been improved by at least an 80%. In some cases, clients have had a long case history of migraines prior to Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy and have walked away with no further occurrences since.

Why did the practitioner spend time at the base of my spine, when my problem was a migraine?

The Craniosacral system connects the sacrum (base of the spine) and pelvis to the the neck and head  that runs through the spinal canal. You also have connective tissue, muscles, bones, organs etc so you really are all connected. 

What this means is any disturbance to the Craniosacral system through muscle tension or trauma (such as an accident or even emotional trauma and stress) can cause an imbalance on other parts of the body. For example, tension at the sacrum, i.e brought about by a fall on your `butt' can easily show up as symptoms in the form of a migraine, or a pelvic imbalance can trigger chronic neck pain and headaches. What your therapist is looking and listening for is any dysfunction within your whole system. To help resolve your symptoms our work is focused on the whole body and not necessarily the area you thought needed attention.


Why do some people feel worse after a session?

Hmmm, that's a good point and there are a couple of reasons for this. They could be releasing a previous stress or injury held in their body, or their body is finding its natural space after adapting to an injury.

For example, a fall, whiplash, surgery or even poor posture over time has had an accumulative effect, This means the body has been under excessive pressure and gives feedback that all is not well by producing pain or restricting movement in some way. Because we want to move away from pain, we adapt, though this generally places pressure on other parts of the body.

Any symptoms of feeling worse normally disappear within 24 to 48 hours after a session.

Why bother having a session if I am feeling well?

It's similar to an insurance policy or warrant of fitness. Rather than waiting for your car to rust or breakdown you take it for its regular service and it saves you money in the long run. You are pro-actively maintaining health. Also globally there is a new movement toward prevention of dis-ease and a focus on wellness. With a Bodi Wellness health warrant of fitness you may also find you feel better than you thought you could.  

Clients who currently come to Bodi Wellness for a WoF say they have more energy, are happier and overall less stressed and more resilient.

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What about age-related issues?

It is excellent for age-relate conditions, such as stiffness, inflammation and immune imbalances. You may find you become more agile and mobile together with higher energy levels. The ideal is to maintain improved levels with Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy at regular intervals, for example a session every 4 to 6 weeks though 3 months is ideally the maximum time since your last appointment.

Is there any condition where Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy cannot be used?

This is a gentle and non-manipulative therapy so adverse reactions are unlikely, other than feeling worse in some instances for the initial 24 - 48 hours as mentioned earlier.

The few areas of concern could be around brain aneurysms, recent stroke or skull fractures. Clearance must be obtained from your Family Doctor that there is no further brain bleed or blood clot and it is safe to progress to therapy.