What can I expect in my session?
In your initial session both in Pilates and BCST we will evaluate your history and your goals moving forward. In a Pilates session I assess your body to understand what is currently happening. In a BCST session I will be assessing your nervous system.
How many sessions will I need?
How many sessions you need will depend on what you are coming in for and how long it has been going on. The initial session will reveal the pace for how many sessions are needed and their frequency.
What is the difference between Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy and regular Craniosacral Therapy?
All forms of craniosacral work ultimately originate with the discoveries of William Garner Sutherland in 1899 when he discovered the bones of the skull do in-fact move and create symptoms in the body. Trained as an Osteopath his approach to this therapy was largely biomechanic, involving subtle boney manipulations. In 1945 he changed his approach to one that is more holistic, listening and following body's higharchy of priorities. Much like a combination lock on a vault, the nervous system will not release by force but rather the appropriate combination. Listening to the body as a whole and not in parts. This method was later named Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy.
Many practitioners have carried on the work of Sutherland within the field of osteopathic practice. Outside of the osteopathic community, Dr. John Upledger began to teach something he called CranioSacral Therapy in the 1970’s. Dr. Upledger brought this work out in a particular form. His endeavors have been critical in the creation of a defined craniosacral profession and practice outside of the osteopathic framework. His work is taught by the Upledger Institute all over the world. This approach is more assertive, biomechanical and augmenting.
Where will my session be?
Sessions are held out of my home practice. The living room of my house has been converted into a studio that is void of perfumes and personal furniture. Additionally I use an air filter for those with seasonal allergies.
Do you offer discounts?
I offer sliding scale based on the individual need. I understand that not always does the health care system work and often people are constricted by financial means. Additionally I provide invoices for those with health savings accounts that recognize Craniosacal Therapy as an alternative medicine like that of Massage Therapy and Acupuncture.
Some body work practitioners will often take a 4-6 week course to learn the basics of craniosacral therapy and then begin offering it in their sessions. A certification will take 2-3 years. Unless they say they are certified, it is not an actual craniosacral session and the practitioner may not know entirely what is going on with your system.