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Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy is a non-invasive, non-manipulative modality based on the principles of anatomy, physiology, and osteopathy. It is a non-doing approach of self-discovery and connection. For me, the practice is about loving presence, respect, and recognition of the wholeness of each person and meeting them with moment to moment awareness.

Working biodynamically means not to apply any external force to the system. This means physical force or manipulation as well as a mental or energetic force. There is no trying to fix someone and I’m not working with an agenda. I’m not doing anything to the system to make a change but I am doing a lot of things to support the innate capacity in each person – the breath of life – to make a change. I work with heartfelt awareness and a sense of curiosity.

I believe we all have an innate force of self-healing within us and I use my skills of perception to be with that potency. In meeting that force with respect, wisdom, and love something magical happens. There is alchemy in this meeting, in this being seen and heard and felt, that allows for transformation.

In my study of BCST, I have learned about trauma resolution and energy dynamics of the body. I have done many hours of practice giving and receiving the work which has honed my skills as a practitioner and developed my perceptions and sensitivities to this subtle and very profound modality. In my practice of this work, it is my hope that the person on the table can feel more aware of themselves on all levels and develop a working sense of the resources that are available to them in their bodies and in their lives at all times.

Many people experience a state of deep relaxation and restfulness during a session. In this space, one’s inherent healing can be ignited to transform chronic and acute illnesses and injuries into a state of health; where stress can be alleviated and shift into a state of peace and equanimity. We are all self-healing. BCST is appropriate for all health conditions, shapes, sizes, and ages. For a more detailed description and history of Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy check out this article by my teacher Scott Zamurut. To read more about my experience with BCST read my blog post.

Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy: $120

Please allow about 60 minutes for your session. 

​Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy

​“I have been using the massage services at Ritual Self Care for several years. In February of 2019, I read Nissa’s blog on her new service of Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy. I was intrigued by the thought of using my own innate force for self-healing. At that time I was dealing with stress from multiple sources in my life. I was also trying to rid myself of anger and pain from my past. My body was reacting to the stress with increasing anxiety. My mind needed to be rid of the leftovers from the past.

“My very first session of BCST was remarkable. I experienced an awakening of my nervous system that felt as if a cap had been removed and the energy could flow. I left that session with a beginning sense of calmness. Each session since then has continued to increase my self-healing. It is difficult to explain what I experience during each session, other than to say I am able to feel myself letting go of my struggles and gaining a better perception of self. As an example, I went to my third session with high anxiety. I left with an understanding of my strength as a woman. The anger from the past is slowly dissipating with each session. I am able to approach the stresses of my daily life with a calmness that did not exist before. Each session I am more aware of myself, the lives surrounding me, and the beauty of it all.

“Nissa’s ability to identify where my energy flow needs assistance allows me to make each session beneficial. The self-love and magic that Nissa’s speaks of personally in her blog about BCST are apparent in that ability.”

— Pamela Jones

“In my experience, Craniosacral therapy is a modality of holding space. Space to heal. Space to be presently embodied. Space to be here, and space to arrive. Nissa’s presence within the sessions feels safe and from the heart. She creates a safe container for the body to feel held, heard, and seen. I’ve truly never experienced a more restorative healing practice in which my body is encouraged to heal itself. Thank you Nissa for the work you do – it’s been transformative and has touched every aspect of my life. I highly recommend!”

Emma Broderick

“I’ve been receiving biodynamic Craniosacral sessions from Nissa on a regular basis for about a year now, and I have to say that my experience working with her has been transformational.  She holds an extremely neutral and safe presence during each session – as a result, the inner healing is both deep and potent.  I feel more ease, vitality, and resource in my body now than I’ve felt in my whole life. Nissa is an experienced, intelligent, intuitive, loving practitioner – I recommend her to everybody!!”

— Amanda Leaveck

“After a typical Biodynamic Craniosacral session with Nissa, I feel like I’ve landed on Earth for the first time. Something in me has settled in a brand new way, and I’m able to delight in simply being in the moment. I’m able to approach my day-to-day experience with authenticity, vitality, and ease. Her sessions have become a resource for me as I seek relief from discomfort and seek to expand my capacity for creativity and joy.”

Oliver Adam

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