Craniosacral Therapy

The Breath of Life: An Introduction to Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy

Workshop in Portland, Oregon on August 24 – 25, 2013. Full training starts October 2013

Instructor:  Scott Zamurut     Website:

Biodynamic Craniosacral therapy is a form of energy medicine that uses hands-on treatment to assist the body to heal. While doing cranial sacral therapy, I listen to the body, watch where the healing energy is moving in the body, mind and spirit, and allow this healing energy to direct the session. I know very little compared to the healing forces moving in the body. When these forces are allowed to work in the body, deep healing can result.

This form of Craniosacral therapy is an effective form of treatment for a wide range of illnesses, diseases and imbalances. The wisdom of this healing energy in the body directs the healing making it safe for people of all ages including the elderly, adults, children and babies.

In my practice, Craniosacral therapy is used with almost every patient. It is my way of listening, and working with the body to allow for healing to emerge. Craniosacral therapy is effective in treating unusual medical conditions or illnesses that have not responded to other forms of treatment. My training in Biodynamic Cranial Therapy has been with Todd Jackson, LMT. I also use a variety of other hand-on energy medicine techniques including Somatic Re-education (Ortho-Bionomy), Reiki, Biogenesis healing tools, and shiatsu massage. I find that these different techniques complement each other.

The way energy moves can be subtle or very forceful. Sometimes patients feel the energetic shifts immediately, and sometimes it takes the body a while to integrate the changes that have occurred. Healing for the body does not always appear in the way the mind wants it to. This means that after a treatment, a person may feel more tired or energetic than usual, crave strange foods, or be sore in new places. These are all normal responses and should be honored as much as possible.

Craniosacral treatments are available as part of a Naturopathic consultation, or can be scheduled as a treatment alone. Craniosacral treatments last 1 hour with 45 minutes of hands-on therapy and time to talk before and after the treatment.

“Worms will not eat living wood where the vital sap is flowing; rust will not hinder the opening of a gate when the hinges are used each day.
Movement gives health and life.
Stagnation brings disease and death.”

– proverb in traditional Chinese Medicine