The term “CranioSacral” which has its origin in Latin “cranium” describes the skull and “sacrum” the sacral bone.
The art of Biodynamic CranioSacral Healing is oriented towards the health of the client. It assumes, that every bodily system has an inbuilt healing plan. The pathway and the target is to activate this inner healing plan, so that good health can fully unfold and be expressed.
Brain fluids, the liquor, which pulsates between the skull, spine and sacral bone, pulsates in its own rythmn, carried throughout the entire body. The free and unimpeded flow of this liquor and the movements of the boney parts of the CranioSacral system are important for the multiple essential functions of the body.
CranioSacral Biodynamics assumes that in our bodies, along with physiological breathing, a further more delicate breathing system is at work, the “primary breath mechanism”. This primary breath mechanism is comparable to tidal movements of ebb and flow, and initiates the expansion and contraction of all bodily structures. This delicate wave like pulse is the expression of an intelligent steering power, which Dr. Sutherland the founder of CranioSacral Therapy calls the “Breath of Life”.
This universal power is to be found at work within nature and in every living being.
It can be made perceptible through attentive touch.
History and Philosophy
CranioSacral Therapy was developed at the beginning of the last century by the American doctor and osteopath Dr. William Sutherland. Dr. Rollin Becker, a student of him, significantly shaped the biodynamic approach. Franklyn Sills provided him with an unique format, through the development of a therapeutic relationship field.
Biodynamic CranioSacral Therapy follows the inner healing plan, the healing and centralising intention of the ”Breath of Life”, which revealed itself in a condition of wholeness and a moment of inner stillness.
From here a harmonious resonance of body, spirit and soul comes into being, so that all energies, fluids and tissues are connected in a harmonious relationship to one another and are able to orientate themselves towards good health.