Biodynamic craniosacral therapy comes from the experiences and awareness of Dr. William Garner Sutherland towards the end of his life. . He will constantly develop his method and it is towards the end of his life that the spiritual nature of his concepts evolved towards the approach that later, one of his closest students, Rolling Becker, named biodynamic. Another student, Harald Magoun, published a book supervised by Dr. Sutherland, Ostopathy in the Cranisal Field.
One of the closest students of Dr. Sutherland, who continued to develop the biodynamic concept where he talks about the Silent Partner, which he describes as a point of perfect balance and immobility from which movement is born. He also called it a point of power from which arises the force of self-healing. This model of presence implies accepting the existence of an inner doctor, a 'master mechanic', in whom would reside all the resources that the individual needs for his health.
From the 1980s, this work opened up and was taught to a wider audience of therapists outside the initial osteopathic community. This led Craniosacral Therapy to gain independence as a fully fledged holistic approach. The Biodynamic movement aims to be a pioneer in this approach, while taking deep inspiration from the achievements of the founding fathers.
Craniosacral biodynamic cardiovascular therapy was developed by Michael Shea, and uses the biodynamic model transposed on the heart and the cardiovascular system. Attention is focused on the fluidic body, primary breathing and dynamic silence,
The two approaches are different: the first, the osteopathic approach gives a fine impulse to the craniosacral system so that it can regain its proper functioning., The second offers listening and a search for the point of balance and the fulcrum - a fulcrum. The presence and interaction of this listening allows the body to reorganize and mobilize the resources inherent in the body, the same as found in nature.
Osteopathic craniosacral therapy was born at the beginning of the 20th century from the experiences and observations of the osteopathic doctor William Garner Sutherland (1873-1954) William Garner Sutherland studied osteopathy in Kirsville, the first school founded by the founder of osteopathy Andrew Taylor Still. The techniques developed by craniosacral therapy by Dr. Sutherland have made it possible to recognize the importance of a craniosacral system consisting of the skull and sacrum, forming a unit with the membranes of the central nervous system and the cerebrospinal fluid.
The latter is animated by a rhythmic impulse that Dr. Sutherland called "breath of life" or "primary respiratory rhythm".