Leah Morrison, LMT, is a certified Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapist and Birth Doula. She began studying Craniosacral Therapy in 2011 and then went on to complete a more than two year Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy training with Franklyn Sills. Leah treats adults, children and infants. She has developed a nuanced understanding of the body through her many years of movement practice and study, including dancing and teaching with the Trisha Brown Dance Company for 10 years, and studying Alexander technique, Body-Mind Centering, and meditation. Leah is devoted to helping her clients find pathways out of pain while also developing a healthy and resilient relationship to pain and difficulties in life. She believes that the deepest potential for healing lies in discovering that we have options in how we respond to our pain and suffering.
Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy (BCST) is a gentle yet powerful hands-on treatment for the whole body and mind, (not just the spine as the name may suggest). During a session, the client rests fully clothed on a treatment table. If the client is a baby or child, they can be held by a parent during the treatment or rest on the massage table or a mat on the floor. Children are not expected to keep still; movement and self-soothing play are perfectly fine! Whether treating children or adults, the practitioner uses a light touch and finely tuned tactile listening to sense subtle movements in the tissues and fluids of the body and facilitate the release of restrictions to restore balance and optimal functioning.
BCST is well known for its effectiveness in treating babies and children. Because of its gentle approach, it is even appropriate for newborns. It can help to resolve birth stress or trauma, colic, torticollis, mood or neurological disturbances, developmental delays, ADHD, sensory integration difficulties, and can be of great help to those on the autistic spectrum. For adults, BCST is appropriate in treating both physical and emotional difficulties such as chronic pain, headaches, brain injury, back pain, postural imbalance, TMJ and ENT dysfunction, respiratory and digestive difficulties, PTSD, anxiety, and depression. For all ages, BCST is an excellent preventative therapy as it can resolve imbalances that may later lead to illness or injury.