What is Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy

Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy (BCST) is a gentle but powerful healing modality that allows your body to access its own healing capacities.  Using a light touch the BCST practitioner attunes to your body's subtle movements.  This seemingly simple process of deep listening and orienting to health rather than pathology engages your innate healing capacities.  While the therapist becomes attuned to the health in your body, you too will become more fully aware of the health within.  Learn more about BCST please visit our Resources Page.


How does BCST work

About one hundred years ago, osteopathic doctors noticed a subtle cyclic movement in the body, that had been previously undetected.  They found that when the movement has its normal full range of motion, the health of the patient improved, but when the movement is obscured or blocked, patient conditions declined.  Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy works by creating optimum support for this natural movement, enabling it to re-gain its original influence on overall health.  While the effectiveness of the method has been well-established, the mechanism for the movement has not been scientifically explained.  It is the subject of ongoing inquiry by practitioners, authors and researchers.


What to expect during your session


During your session you will be fully clothed face up or on your side and resting comfortably on a massage table.  Please wear comfortable clothing.  A light touch is made at your head and base of your spine and other areas.  This touch helps your body to relax and come into a space of calmness and peace.  Clients report after the session feeling a gentle and natural release of stress, resolution of acute and chronic pain and an overall sense of well being.  This Therapy is offered for adults and children.


Focus during sessions is on health in the body.  By listening to health, much like a counselor might listen to words using a light sensitive touch a sense of wholeness and health emerges.  After sessions people often say they feel joyful, calm and organized.  Often people sleep better and enjoy a sense of integrated wholeness.  Andy loves giving cranial sessions and seeing people feel healthy and good again.


For those suffering with severe pain, Pulsed Electromagnetic Field (PEMF) therapy and education is available.  Please watch the PEMF video below for an introduction to the PEMF Therapy.


"...All I can say is - it was amazing! In the days and weeks following my first session, my energy was through the roof, my mental concentration was so clear, and I felt more solid emotionally..." ~ Shelly

Read what clients say  - click here


How can I help

BCST treatment can help alleviate conditions.  Please follow links to learn more.

General pain

Quality of life/general well-being

Headaches and migraines

Lower back pain

Neck pain


• Early emotional trauma

• PTSD (Post-traumatic stress disorder)

• Falls and automobile accidents

• Stress

• Anxiety

• Panic attacks

• Attention deficit disorder

• Autism


About Andy

Andy Bayard, MS, OT/L, RCST®

Licensed Occupational Therapist

Masters in Counseling

Registered Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapist®


Andy is a licensed Occupational Therapist with 30 years of therapy experience and a Masters in Counseling.  Her career includes rehabilitation facilities, mental health hospitals, and the private and public school system.  She has four children, including identical twin sons diagnosed with high functioning autism.  After their diagnosis she specialized in counseling play therapy and directed her OT career to helping children with sensory disorders and autism.


Andy took a Craniosacral class in 2001 and had a profound experience.  Experiencing amazing results with her family after practicing skills learned from an Introduction to Cranial Class, her children benefited and all seem calm and sleep more peacefully.


Andy studied Biodynamic Craniosacral studies in 2013 at Colorado School of Energy Studies in Boulder, Colorado.  Classes taught by Anna and John Chitty had a meaningful impact.   CSES is a member of the International Affiliation of Biodynamic Trainings and the Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy Association of North America.


Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy has led Andy in personal growth and enrichment.  She provides meaningful healing and a peaceful experience in the treatment to her clients.


What clients say

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"Unbelievable!  I experienced intense relief from this therapy and believe in the power of Craniosacral Therapy."

~ Gail


"I had a great experience with Craniosacral Therapy!  Andy introduced me to the most meditative and relaxing form of therapy that helped manage my fibromyalgia pain.  She is an exceptional therapist."

~ Deb


"Wonderful experience with Craniosacral Therapy!  Andy is a knowledgeable professional and certainly has a healing touch.  Craniosacral Therapy was new to me, she made me feel comfortable with the entire experience.  After the session, I felt calm and relaxed.  A feeling of well-being in mind, body, and spirit."

~ Susan W


"For My Son Peter ~

Peter was 12 when we saw Andy.  He has ADHD, on the autistic spectrum and at the time was depressed.  We noticed significant changes in him after every session.  He was calm, happy and would be smiling.  Began initiating conversations.  Andy educated us and provided great tips on how to help him with sensory issues and concentration.  He looked forward to his sessions and would even tell me that he needed to go see her.  She is fantastic!


Craniosacral Therapy is amazing for my body and spirit.  Andy has a big heart and helped me overcome stress that I felt in my life.  I entered her office feeling exhausted and would leave with the tension lifted.  She is dedicated to her patients."

~ Kate C


"I didn't know much about Craniosacral but I've struggled with low energy and brain fog for awhile now and so I thought I'd give it a go.  All I can say is- it was amazing!  In the days and weeks following my first session, my energy was through the roof, my mental concentration was so clear, and I felt more solid emotionally.  Little menial tasks that before would've seemed so taxing were absolutely nothing to do.  And Andy Bayard is such a warm hearted, generous, open and fun-loving healer with a wicked sense of humor.  She is so accepting of wherever you are coming from- she put all of my fears and concerns at ease.  I would highly recommend giving craniosacral  a try, especially with Andy!"

~ Shelly


"Andy made receiving Craniosacral Therapy a warm and peaceful experience!  The effects were long lasting, feeling a progressive transformation.  Thank you!"

 ~ Sandy J


"Very professional!  I felt at ease being introduced to Craniosacral Therapy.  Understanding the presence in spirit and listening, enriching the experience through education.  She has created a warm and welcoming sacred space to practice.  I felt comfortable during the session.  After the session I felt refreshed and rested really well that evening.   Andy, thank you for a very positive Craniosacral Therapy introduction!"

~ Robbin M


"Our high-energy six year old son Isaac has been going to “Miss Andy” for several months and we notice a significant change!  Enthusiastic about his appointments, he looks forward to his sessions.  Andy has a sincere heart and he feels comfortable.  He comes out of the sessions feeling more confident and focused.  We are noticing he is more attuned and calm in the days following sessions.  Andy has made great suggestions on different tools and techniques that we can use at home for Isaac, helping him to maintain focus during school and at home.  She checks on him to see how he is doing, this shows a new level of care--not often seen in care providers!


We recommend children who may have difficulties concentrating in school to see “Miss Andy”!  She has made our lives so much better."

~ The Loveday Family


"I appreciate the skill and professionalism Andy provides in our Craniosacral Therapy sessions.  Her dedication to her profession is evident in the expert care she provides.  In just a few months receiving the treatment I have experienced tremendous results with her support."

~ Vernonica M


Schedule your appointment

Please contact Andy by phone call or text 919-758-9098 to schedule your appointment.  Office hours and sessions are by appointment only.  Andy is available afternoons and weekends.  During your session you will be fully clothed and resting comfortably on a massage table.  Please wear comfortable clothing.  The fee for each 75 minute session is $90.  Payments accepted as cash, check and venmo.

BCST promotes healing from within. Serving Southern Pines/Pinehurst.
Andy Bayard, MS, OT/L, RCST® Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy Of The Sandhills


Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy (BCST) is a gentle but powerful healing modality that allows your body to access its own healing capacities.  Using a light touch the BCST practitioner attunes to the subtle movements of your body resulting in healing from within.



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