Craniosacral therapy is a powerful and effective discipline. Just ask the thousands who have experienced its benefits! But, unlike many of the other disciplines like Rolfing, myo-fascial release, trigger point therapy, and a myriad of others where your hands are placed where you and your patient can see and feel the results of your tactile expression, craniosacral therapy demands a subtlety and focus like no other discipline I have experienced. Oh there a few naysayers on the internet and one MD, whose name I won’t mention, that croaks from his pulpit like a frog in a pond, totally unaware of the whale who swims in the sea. But, those of us who have had the great fortune of being called to the work, know its wide range of benefits in dealing with a vast array of painful and annoying complaints that are brought to our tables. [Read more…]
Its approaching the end of my 26th year of practice and all I can say is “where did the time go”! Plenty of it was spent hanging out riding the craniosacral wave and navigating the fascial web as Rolfer. It’s hard to believe how quickly my days have flown since the first days at the Rolf Institute.
Pain has been the motivating factor that brings most people to my table, and I have created a wonderful lifestyle helping to free people from their suffering. I have also learned how important it is for my clients to have exercises to keep their structure balanced, so that they can keep a fluid alignment. If they do the exercises at home, very often that is all that is needed for them to stay comfortable in their bodies, despite the unnatural conditions we are subjecting ourselves to on a daily basis. I am also taking a larger lead in recommending supplementation to assist my clients on their journey. Inflammation challenges the system constantly, and the associated pain that often accompanies unchecked inflammation, makes it difficult for us to be as effective with our manual skills, because of the patients inability to “hold” the work. I highly recommend that other therapists look upon inflammation as as source to be reckoned with in the repair mechanism that we stimulate. A well thought out, scientifically proven course of anti-oxidants, anti-inflammatories like fish oils and tocotrienols, turmeric, cardamom, as well nitric oxide precursors, all are valuable in bringing balance back into our patients bodies. [Read more…]