I’ve been giving a lot of Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy sessions since returning from an advanced training at the beginning of October.
I’ve also done a few trades with other Biodynamics practitioners and received sessions.
I love this modality of bodywork/energywork. It seems to me to be a natural extension of both bodywork and meditation: practicing it exercises light touch, expanded awareness, deeper perception, intention, stillness.
I’ve found it especially helpful for insomnia. I’ve been monitoring my sleep for awhile now, and I definitely experience better sleep after I receive a Biodynamics session. My sleep scores are seeing a slow, steady improvement.
I love this quote from Dr. Andrew Huberman, director of the neurobiology lab at Stanford University who is on Instagram and also offers geeky, fascinating podcasts.
He considers sleep even more important than diet and exercise for its effects on human health.
My clients report sleeping better after a Biodynamics session, including those who experience difficulty falling asleep as well as those with difficulty staying asleep.
It helps with both.
Biodynamic craniosacral helps when your body-mind system is holding on to a dysfunctional pattern, such as insomnia or poor sleep quality.
If you are feeling stuck in a pattern of insomnia, consider scheduling a Biodynamics session, or (even more reinforcing) consider opting for a package of 3 sessions.
Your future quality of life may reach back and thank you.
I can see that my posts about TMJ issues are getting a lot of views. I’ve even gotten a few phone calls.
I am not able to offer any bodywork sessions at this time, by Texas law. I can only offer distance energy healing sessions on a sliding scale basis. Both the recipients of those sessions and I have experienced success with this way of working. It can be even more powerful than doing sessions in person.
I encourage you, if these weird times are bringing up your stuff, to set up an appointment.
Even when it becomes legal to work again, I am holding off until I feel comfortable that it’s safe for you, me, the person who comes in after you, and my officemates and their clients.
I would prefer more testing.
I would prefer more knowledge about antibodies.
I would prefer more knowledge about prevention. (Some not-yet-peer-reviewed research says that those with high Vitamin D levels in their blood had the mildest cases, so please, supplement and get some safe sun. If you’d like to order this and whatever other supplements you need online, you get 30% off using my Wellevate practitioner account: https://wellevate.me/mary-ann-reynolds.)
My safety concerns especially apply to my TMJ Relief sessions, which include working inside the mouth. It will take longer for me to safely bring those back.
If you have TMJ issues, please search for and join my Facebook group Word of Mouth: Resources for TMJ Issues/Dysfunction, if you haven’t already. It includes educational units about TMJ issues, including self-massage, exercises, yoga, and hypnosis that can be done at home.
Dear readers, I hope you are staying grounded during this time of uncertainty and fear. I recommend going outside in your bare feet and walking around on some grass, as often as you need.
Feel your feet sink slightly into the grass atop soil, perhaps softened by recent rains, with each step. Enjoy the coolness, the textures, and the sensations in your feet.
Imagine this connection with Mother Earth moving up your legs, into your torso, touching all of your tissues, permeating all of your cells, and leaving your body through the crown of your head.
You are connecting to earth and to heaven! This energetic experience is about being fully alive in the present moment. It’s a renewing and restorative experience to counter upsetting news, conflict on social media, fears for ourselves and our loved ones, uncertain futures.
Integrative tele-healing sessions
I’m changing the name of my new online service to Integrative Tele-Healing Sessions. Bear with me as I navigate my way through this rapid change…as I’m sure you’re doing as well.
Quite a few CST practitioners are adamant that working remotely is not craniosacral therapy. (Plus the words “remote” and “distance” run counter to the connection we make with our voices, intentions, and energy fields, even when we’re not in each other’s physical presence.)
This stance is coming both from those who are Upledger-trained and those who are biodynamics trained.
I’ve trained in both, and I’ve trained in Reiki, which can be done at a distance. Current conditions make this the perfect time for me hone these skills, and if you are in need of caring attention to your body-mind system, it’s also the perfect time to try a session for yourself.
In my ninth year of offering bodywork, I can only say that when I work, everything I’ve ever trained in and experienced informs my work. What I’m using at any given moment is what comes into my awareness as the most appropriate
That could be what I’m sensing in your body, what you’re sensing in your body, shifts in our blended fields, where your system leads me, the changes we notice as our session unfolds. “The work” flows through us both.
Years ago, it became clear to me that I could not do bodywork without also being aware of my energy, your energy, the energy in the room, and the power of our intent to influence energy. For experienced massage therapists, especially those who are also yogis or Qi gong practitioners, bodywork is also energy work.
The shortest distance between two points is intent.
~ Dr. John Upledger, founder of Craniosacral Therapy
This may sound woo-woo to some, but for me, energy is real and can be sensed, usually as subtle sensations but sometimes not so subtle. This energy is described in the ancient traditions of shamanism, yoga, Ayurveda, meditation, Qi gong, and Chinese medicine.
If you’re a doubter, rub your palms together briskly for about 30 seconds. They will feel warm. Now hold them a few inches apart. Can you sense something between your hands? Perhaps a field that joins them? Practice moving your hands apart and together. Notice. What you sense between your hands is energy.
We have energy centers and channels in our bodies. We have awareness. We have intent. We have our senses, our speech, our imaginations, our discernment, our intuition, and we have technology that minimizes physical distance. We’ll put these to use in our sessions.
Anyway. Other practitioners are calling it energy work, remote healing, distance sessions, shamanic energetics, virtual healing, long distance healing, etc.
I prefer Integrative Tele-Healing Sessions. Clear and simple and not too woo-woo.
Here’s how it works: You schedule your session online when you will have some uninterrupted time for a session. (You could call first, but it’s not required.) You make yourself comfortable in your home (seated or lying down), and open yourself to relaxation and receiving. We bring awareness to your system, and we explore what wants attention, what shifts, what emerges.
I stay connected with you during sessions, including during periods of silence that allow “the work” to go deeper.
I want you to feel free to share what’s coming up for you in real time, if you wish.
At the end of the session, you can schedule another session if you would like.