Sarah Ross Massage Clinic

Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy




What is Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy?

Biodynamic craniosacral therapy (BCST) is a gentle, light-touch, non-invasive therapy that helps restore and maintain health in the human body. While not a manipulative therapy, it has its roots in osteopathy and has evolved to include advances in neuroscience, human development, pre and perinatal psychology, and trauma resolution. Practitioners are trained to facilitate the resolution of conditions resulting from stress, overwhelm, and injury.  Using a soft touch, practitioners release restrictions in the soft tissues that surround the central nervous system. BCST is increasingly used as a preventative health measure for its ability to bolster resistance to disease, and it's effective for a wide range of medical problems associated with pain and dysfunction. When an imbalance or dysfunction in this system occurs, it can cause chronic pain as well as sensory, motor and/or neurological disabilities. The gentle techniques used in craniosacral therapy release restrictions in this system, enhancing the flow of cerebrospinal fluid and improving its function.

What is a session like?

The length of your session may vary, but is usually between 45 and 90 minutes. During a session, you rest fully clothed on a comfortable table. The practitioner aims to create a calm and supportive environment. With a light touch the BCST practitioner uses their hands to evaluate the craniosacral system by gently feeling various locations of the body to test for the ease of motion and rhythm of the cerebrospinal fluid pulsing around the brain and spinal cord. Soft touch techniques are then used to release any restrictions in any tissues influencing the craniosacral system. 

Conditions that Craniosacral Therapy Addresses Are:

-Concussion, Migraines and Headaches                               -Scoliosis

-Chronic Neck and Back Pain                                               -Central Nervous System Disorders

-Autism                                                                                  -Learning Disabilities

-Stress and Tension Related Disorders                                -ADD/ADHD

-Chronic Fatigue                                                                   -Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

-Fibromyalgia                                                                        -Depression

-TMJ Syndrome                                                                    -Pre and Post-Natal Conditions

Craniosacral Therapy is able to alleviate a wide variety of dysfunctions, from chronic pain and sports injuries to stroke and neurological impairment. 

Conditions that are not suitable for Craniosacral Therapy Are:

Any condition where a variation and or slight increase in intracranial pressure would cause instability. Acute aneurysm, cerebral hemorrhage or other pre-existing severe bleeding disorders for example. 


Sarah is currently half way through her program, graduating in Fall of 2022. She is offering complimentary introductory sessions as part of her practicum hours. Please contact her for more information.