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Within us there is a symphony of movement, circulation of blood, rise and fall of breath and even slower rhythms that move like tides through the body. A membrane around the spine and brain is filled with cerebrospinal fluid. It ebbs and flows expanding the plates of the skull, elongating the body and turning the feet and legs outward and then relaxing, inturning and contracting (every 3-5 seconds). This is called the Cranial Rhythmic Impulse. There is also a slower tide, the Mid Tide (10-15 second cycles). An even slower tide, the Long Tide, has a phase of about a minute inhalation and a minute exhalation and is said to contain the pulse of the universe (Primary Respiration) as it expresses itself within the body. Trauma and stress can create blockages in all of these flows rippling out to fascia, nervous system, organs and internal physical systems.

Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy attends to all of these rhythms to return the body to alignment, balance, natural rhythm and health. It is gentle and holistic and does not attempt to fix or change. It enlists and supports the generative forces present in the body from conception to current time. It is relaxing and meditative, promoting stillness, deep settling and presence. Contact is light, though it can feel profound. A person receiving this work stays fully dressed, relaxing on the massage table, supported by pillows.

This work is helpful for TMJ and Jaw Issues, Cardiovascular and Digestive Troubles, Anxiety and Depression, Chronic Illness, Trauma and generally Every Body. Graduate of a three year training in Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy,  (150 practice sessions, 10 professional sessions received, case studies and required course readings), I am also trained in Rosen Method Bodywork, (Somatic Therapy), have a MA in Counseling and am a Licensed Massage Therapist with over 30 years in practice. Sessions incorporate all of these skills and can also be combined with Massage Therapy.

Jenny Rangan, MA, LMT
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