By Suzanne Getz
Special to the Islands’ Weekly
My name is Suzanne Getz and I joined the Lopez Island community in December.
I have been a bodywork therapist for the past 26 years. I successfully completed and I am licensed in a 700 hour professional training in Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy (BCST) from the Colorado School of Energy Studies.
BCST is a very gentle, noninvasive touch technique that is built on the foundation that our bodies know how to heal themselves; and with some focused assistance, the body can and will often reconnect to its health.
The goal in BCST is to help the body attain balance and harmony down to the core nervous system. Engaging the core nervous system allows the body to repair and resynchronize itself from physical and emotional stress whether it was experienced many years ago or as recently as that day.
BCST is an extremely gentle technique suitable for adults, elderly, children and babies.
It has been effective in the treatment of conditions such as (TMJ), bite alignment, tinnitus and middle ear problems, headaches, brain and spinal cord injuries, sports injuries, scoliosis, autism, fibromyalgia, colic, post-surgical dysfunction, whiplash, premenstrual syndrome, birth trauma, asthma, sinusitis, allergies and more.
A membranous pathway exists within our bodies called the dural membrane system. Cerebrospinal fluid flows within this membranous system.
All the nerves in the body originate somewhere along this pathway. Restrictions along this pathway may impede the flow of the fluid, thereby causing pain at some point in the body.
Additionally, the bones in our bodies move constantly as the fluid is pumped and when a particular bone moves off course it indicates that there is a restriction.
The motion of the fluid creates a pulse that the practitioner palpates to evaluate its movement throughout the body and detects any variences or restrictions in flow.
Stress or movement of the skull bones can often be the cause of referred pain or reduced flexibility anywhere along the dural pathway.
As this happens, the body takes on compensatory measures and this one seemingly small problem may ultimately become the cause of multiple problems throughout the body.
The practitioner gently holds the head, spine, feet or any joint of the body and listens to the inherent health and facilitates a reconnection to that health.
I can be reached at 468-2909 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Getz is a RCST, RPP, LMT/New Mexico #3217; Instructor of Cross-fiber Massage; WA State massage license pending.