Or BCST for short!
Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy (BCST) is a gentle, non-manipulative body therapy where the
practitioner gently holds the body without applying any pressure or force and, with awareness to the
subtle fluctuations in the client’s nervous system (the spinal column and its surrounding craniosacral
fluid), assists the bones, muscles and organs to relax into a more comfortable relationship, thus
orienting to greater health, restoring balance.
In some orthodontic cases BCST may be suggested to help improve cranial and/or whole body
alignment in order to prevent additional stress being placed on cranial bones, and many TMJD (Jaw
Joint Disorder) sufferers have found relief from pain and tension with a series of BCST treatments.
Conditions which may respond to BCST
• Cranial pain: neuralgia/headaches/migraines
• TMJ (jaw joint) pain or clicking, clenching, grinding
• Post-birth trauma for both mother and baby
• Stress & anxiety disorders/PTSD/Shock/insomnia
• Neck/shoulder/back pain, torticollis
• Ear/nose/throat issues
• Recovery after any surgery/anaesthetic (inc. dental extractions, implants, fillings)
You do not have to be a dental or orthodontic patient at Alpers to have a BCST treatment.
Professional Craniosacral Therapists are subjected to an annual registration process whereby
stringent standards must be met for on-going professional development and supervision.
At Alpers we are fortunate to an in-house Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapist. Deborah is a
Registered BCST and past secretary of the Pacific Association of Craniosacral Therapists.
She was also part of the Auckland tutor team at Body Intelligence, an international BCST training academy, for 4 years until just recently.