In the craniosacral field it is important to know the difference between various approaches:
these different expressions of the same work we find explanations
partly in the historical development and partly in differentiating the
intention of the therapeutic intervention.
Definition of mechanics:
The science of equilibrium and of the movement of the body under the influence of forces.
In the biomechanic craniosacral work the practitioner evaluates the involuntary rthythmic movements of the physical body and acts upon the structures, influencing their movements with an intention to correct according to a pre-established protocol and with specific techniques.
In the functional approach the therapist is going with the direction of
the dysfunction and helps to attain a local balance in the tissues and
the nervous system.
In both the biomechanic and functional approach, the action of the
practitioner intends to bring a change to the structures of the physical body and
In the somato-emotional approach the connection between emotions and
the soma are in the foreground. This work includes the expression of
emotions and feelings, which can at times be intense and activating.
Definiton of dynamics:
Forces, drive, strength, power, possibilities, abilities.
Principles according to which the whole reality is generated by the interplay of forces and their effects.
In craniosacral biodynamics the human being is considered in its totality. The biodynamic forces or potencies, which are generating and maintaining life, are expressed through rhythmic, tide-like motions and inner vitality.
The practitioner follows an inherent treatment plan, cooperating with the forces in their expression of health, supporting metabolic changes and self-regulation of the whole organism.
Our therapeutic approach is oriented towards
the biodynamics of the system. Therefore we see the expression of the
mechanics of the body as a result of deeper forces at work.
"Healing does not happen in motion,
it happens in stillness."
Dr. Rollin Becker