Craniosacral Therapy

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Craniosacral Therapy in Nanaimo.

People of all ages can receive benefit from Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy (BCST). That’s because at the core of wellness are the mechanisms of healing that are present within the body no matter how young or old you are. These natural mechanisms of self-repair work are amazing and work to optimize your physical, mental, and emotional health.

Just as there are conditions for optimal health, there are conditions that reduce the effectiveness of our internal healing processes such as stress, injury, trauma, and illness. BCST practitioners use non-manipulative touch to stimulate your body’s natural systems, release tension, and restore balance to the nervous system. Craniosacral therapy touch is subtle but impactful because it supports and encourages the body’s natural healing to help with a wide range of symptoms. People are often surprised that a treatment so gentle can help to bring about such positive health changes.

Donna Jane

Craniosacral Therapist

Philosophy of Health: Each person’s body has its own story and patterns as a result of life's mental, emotional and physical experiences. Slowin [...]

Payment Details

Payment for services is required at the time of your appointment. Receipt is provided so that you can submit to your extended health care provider. Reimbursement for these fees depends on your provider and individual insurance coverage.  Ask about our packages, offered for mothers and babies as well as clients needing longer treatment periods.

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What to expect for your first visit.

Dress comfortably and allow plenty of time for your appointment so that you’re not feeling rushed. You’ll remain fully clothed during the treatment (removing just your shoes, wallet, belt, and jewellery) and can expect to feel light, gentle touch, most commonly to the feet, cranium, sacrum and along the spine. There will be blankets and pillows provided to ensure a comfortable experience. The supportive touch promotes self-healing by releasing tension in the facia, deep tissue, organs, and central nervous system. There will be moments of quiet relaxation, as well as speaking if it’s beneficial.

Your first appointment is 90 minutes in length which includes a 30 minute consultation to reveiw your medical history. Treatment time is typically 40 minute, which is followed by conversation and guidance. Follow up appointments are typically one hour, and shorter 30 minute appointments are available for children.
Parents and children can receive treatment at the same time. Our therapist works on birth processes and birth trauma for not only the baby but as well the mother and usually including the father if desired. This has a powerful effect on the nervous system of the family unit.

The number of visits required to receive benefit from BCST will depend on the severity of the symptoms, lifestyle, and the frequency of your treatments, which will be discussed during your initial consultation.

Appointments for Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy services at Reed Family Wellness Centre are available Mondays 8am – 1pm, as well as Tuesday and Thursday between 1:30pm – 6:30pm.

Who Can Benefit from Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy?

Anyone and everyone can benefit from BCST from babies to seniors. My clients come from all walks of life, and experience benefits from a long list of symptoms. BCST is very safe, and is also beneficial for mothers-to-be who want to fully support their bodies through the exciting transition to motherhood. Babies and children tend to respond very quickly to treatment particularly during their first three years of life when a child’s nervous systems are setting them up for life.

• Accidents & sport injuries
• Asthma & Bronchitis
• Autism
• Back pain
• Birth trauma (in people of all ages)
• Chronic fatigue
• Chronic Injuries & pain
• Concussion
• Digestive problems
• Emotional stress (PTSD, depression & anxiety)
• Headaches & Migraines
• Hearing issues (loss, vertigo & tinnitus)
• Hormone imbalances
• Joint disorders
• Low Immunity
• Learning disabilities (ADD & ADHD)
• Menstrual pain
• Neurological conditions (spinal injuries)
• Pregnancy & post-birth care
• Postnatal depression
• Post-operative care
• Sciatica
• Sleep disorders/Insomnia
• Spinal curvature
• Stroke
• TMJ and jaw disorders
• Whiplash injuries
• Visual problems

People of all ages can receive benefit from Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy (BCST). That’s because at the core of wellness are the mechanisms of healing that are present within the body no matter how young or old you are.

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