Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy or Craniosacral Biodynamic is less popular than the Craniosacral Therapy of Dr.John Upledger. It requires lengthier training although it is also taught to lay people. The Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy is closer to biodynamic osteopathy then the Upledger method. It was originated by Franklin Sills of Karuna Institute, UK. Certification in Craniosacral Biodynamic is overseen by Craniosacral Therapy Associations of North America, UK, and other countries. Without a proper certification or licensing, practitioners cannot call themselves a Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapist.

The term “Biodynamic” was first used by Rollin Becker, DO (ca. 1963) to describe a force creating subtle movement in the body, and later, and independently by a German embryologist Erich Blechschmidt (1978) to describe a holistic understanding of living systems. The term “Craniosacral (as in “craniosacral mechanism”) was first used by Sutherland’s student and colleague Harold Magoun, DO, (1951) to describe the presence of synchronized, coordinated movement in the head, spine and pelvis. James Jealous, DO was the first who used the term Biodynamic Osteopathy.