Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy (BCST) is a non-manipulative and non-invasive, touch-based approach to whole body treatment, working directly with the body’s mental, physiological and psycho-emotional systems. When Craniowaves founder Liz Kirkman first experienced the power of craniosacral therapy, it was life-changing, and she knew immediately that she wanted to create the same experience for others.
The passion: What inspired you to set up your business?
I’d always been a fairly fluid person, but I was also born very fast and that’s how I lived my life. Craniosacral therapy stopped my overactive nervous system in its tracks and I knew that it could do the same for others. Two sessions and massive changes later, I realised I had a natural affinity to the work and thought it would prove a useful adjunct to being a performer.
I’d never experienced something so intangible yet transformational. The training left me wowed by our formational, embryological beginnings and how much that shapes us. That powerful connection to growth is still present in our cellular memory, and our bodies love to reconnect with that health.
The launch: How did you start out in the beginning?
I started out at a clinic in Wellington in 2012 with like-minded practitioners focused on working with babies and children, and began to assist on the Body Intelligence training to keep my knowledge base continually challenged and active.
I’ve been in many clinics since then and have now found a great home at WellHub, with a team predominantly comprised of clinical psychologists.
The innovation: What was the biggest breakthrough for you with your business?
When I realised I wasn’t just ‘faking it till I made it’, and that I was actually good at what I offer and people were having real-life transformations. I thought I was built to be a performer-I still love that-but being able to authentically be with the minutiae of people’s inner workings, without the need to necessarily ‘talk it out,’ is an incredibly humbling experience.