Chintana Seppä, BCST Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapist, Bodyworker, Dance Alchemy Therapist and Mentor.
In 2001 autumn I was diagnosed with a hypothyroidism, called Hashimoto, and in that time I had been working as an IT-consultant in Milan, in Italy and had already started regular meditation and meditative therapies. Quite suddenly I had difficulty to get up in the morning as my energy lever was down. The following years I was accompanied by exhaustion and tiredness even though I had started the thyroid medication.
This made me to change my life in a way that I quitted my job and moved to close to a sea. Then I started giving dance therapy classes and went though many therapies myself and later went to India to meditate and study and I graduated as a bodywork therapist. I had the chance to work as a therapist in the most luxurious SPA in Milan and had many exclusive clients who highly valued my deep touch and presence. That was very gratifying period of my life and I loved my work.
But I continued to be accompanied by tiredness and low energy levels for several years. My beloved partner and I moved to live in Provence in France and there I got pregnant very soon. The pregnancy time was so blossoming and golden time for me, I gave it all for myself and my little baby growing in my belly. I was daily meditating, doing yoga, moving my body in the nature, taking rest when needed, doing in various alternative preparations for birth and we were living in a wonderful place surrounded by amazing view to the hills in the countryside in Provence. I had physically an easy and flowing home birth, our beloved son was welcomed by the song Amazing Grace played by my partner and the presence of my wonderful midwife.
Then after the birth of our son I started to be very tired again. That was quite challenging time with a new born baby to take care of.
It was not until 2014 during the third seminar of Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy that something sifted in me. Like the lights got on and my energy levels started to rise importantly. The training involved taking plenty BCST sessions from certified BCST therapists plus numerous exchange sessions between students. In addition my 18 month old son started to be more calm and fall asleep easier. I got passionate with this new advanced therapy and how incredible, gentle, deep and life transforming can it be. Biodynamic Craniosacral therapy has transformed my life. I started to gain more energy and joy in my life, feel whole and be more present in my life.
Now I am certified Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapist and have been blessed to work as a bodywork and dance therapist internationally since 2004. I’ve met some of the most heartfelt human beings on the planet, and have had the good fortune to learn directly from some the world’s leading modality developer, including Bhadrena C. Tschumi-Gemin, MA, BCST, Kavi A. Gemin, osteopath, BCST, Sathyarthi Peloquin, Maneesha Mc’Clure and Dominique Degranges.
Chintana Seppä, certified BCST biodynamic cranio-sacral practitioner and bodywork therapist creates a therapeutic safe space in which clients walk away feeling better physically and emotionally. Some clients are those who feel compelled to sense their joy, be more open and present. Others come to become more grounded as a parent or more compassionate in their relationships. Chintana addresses physical challenges like chronic pain, back pain, sleeping difficulties and infertility.
Through biodynamic cranio-sacral therapy and deep tissue massage, Chintana guides her clients to be present, to settle into their bodily sensations by releasing stress and inviting more ease into their life. The sessions are deeply relaxing and supporting her clients back to the wholeness and connection with their essence.
Chintana has graduated from ICSB –International Institute for Cranioscacral Balancing® in Bern (Switzerland) in 2015 with teachers Bhadrena C. Tschumi Gemin and Kavi Gemin. The diploma is internationally recognised by IABT – International Affiliation for Biodynamic Trainings.
Her final thesis Chintana made a research with five young mothers of “how the Neutral (calm) state of the mother influences the mother herself, the baby and the mother-child unity. Meaning what happens when the mother regularly takes time to settle down. Chintana was teaching mothers how to reach the calm and neutral state. She has created a new course for the pregnant and young mothers. She has attended three advanced trainings in Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy in ICSB, one about preconception and conception (2016), an other on Visceral constellation (2019). Moreover she has participated on a course on working with babies, “To understand children in order to heal them”, with Dominique Degranges.
Chintana also has a long experience as a bodyworker and massage therapist. She was graduated in 2006 as a Bodywork therapist – Core Intégration massage, Ayurvedic Yoga Massage, Holistic Massage and Foot Reflexology – at the Osho Multiversity, Pune, India. She has studied Myofascial Release and Deep tissue massage (Core Integration) with Satyarthi Peloquin and been assisting him in various trainings from 2005 to 2007. Chintana has been working as a freelance therapist in one of the most valued Spa’s like Bulgari Hotels & Resorts SPA in Milan 2005 and 2006.
She has always had a strong passion for dance and has cultivated it since her early childhood. She has studied classical ballet, afro jazz, artistic gymnastics and other techniques, participating in different competitions and performances for many years in Finland, where she was born. She graduated in Dance Therapy at the Osho Institute for Dancing in 2002 with Maneesha McClure (Sedona, Arizona) and then has participated in the Advanced Dance therapy teacher training in 2003. She has been assisting her from 2001 to 2006 and in 2019 in Italy. Since more than 15 years Chintana has been giving danse therapy workshops and classes in Italy, Finland, Germany and Japan.
She has been participating in numerous satsangs (meetings with truth), silent retreats and regularly practicing silent meditation. In her sessions she is offering a moment to return into our silent presence and to have a deeply relaxing settling experience into our being.
She speaks fluently English, Italian, French and Finnish.
Chintana is graduated as a BCST – Biodynamic CranioSacral Therapist from the ICSB in Switzerland.
Here you can see her name in the list of ICSB of Biodynamic craniosacral practitioners: ICSB Practitioner’s list
Her certificate is recognized by IABT – The International Affiliation of Biodynamic Trainings