Mary Hardiman
Professional Massage Therapy

Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy

What is Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy (BCST)?

Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy (BCST) is a gentle non-invasive, hands-on session for the whole body. Performed on a massage table, the client is fully clothed and the practitioner touch is more is light and still. By having a lighter touch, this allows the practitioner to tap into and listen to the subtle rhythms of the body expressing health. The session focus is to support the inherent health of the whole being, especially on the fluid, energetic, and nervous system (NS) level. The NS dictates the body's functioning, constantly sending and receiving information.

To understand how an optimally functioning and healthy nervous system performs is the goal of a Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy (BCST) practitioner. We are trained for years on how to use acute perceptive skills to perceive subtle physiological changes. We also are aware of the energetic map that underlies one's basic health and symptomology. We believe health is never lost no matter what the ailment. We use our ability to identify the parts of the nervous system that are not functioning optimally and our awareness of the "always available health" in the body to assist the system in bringing itself back into balance. This supports a greater sense of ease and helps the body decrease systems. 


"Energy is the real substance behind the appearance of matter and forms."

-Randolf Stone, DO, DC, ND


Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy History

The roots of Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy (BCST) arise from Osteopathic Medicine, developed by Dr. Andrew Taylor Still ( 1828-1917 ) in the late 1800's, which itself has its roots intertwined with traditional Indigenous Shawnee bodywork.

William Garner Sutherland, John Upledger, Franklyn Sills, John and Anna Chitty, and many others contributed to the evolution of BCST as it is practiced today.

Franklyn Sills has had major influence in the worldwide development of Craniosacral Biodynamics, and the training of practitioners in this work. Sills has a long history of study and clinical practice in psychotherapy, pre and perinatal psychology, as well as BCST.


Colorado School of Energy Studies - Graduated 2023

Founded in 1992, the Chitty family-run school Colorado School of Energy Studies is a hub for innovative learning in somatic and energy therapies. The approach to therapy and wellness is from a wholistic perspective, highlighting the intersection of neuroscience, physiology, trauma, attachment, mindfullness, energetic fields, psychology, and spirituality.

"At the very center of our being is rhythmic movement, a cyclic expansion and contraction that is both in our body and outside it, that is both in our mind and in our body, that is both in our consciousness and not in it." - Andrew Well, MD