Here are some of my favourite links, just click on the heading to go to the site.
a. Low Milk Supply, craniosacral therapy (and other nursing issues)
www.bfar.org.cranialsacral.shtml There is also a link at the end of the article which provides numerous articles written by Dr. John Upledger about CST
Inducing a still point during a CST treatment has a profound impact on the client's
state of relaxation. This website describes the event in detail.
A description of the anatomical elements of the fascia, excellent
diagrams to help you understand this amazing connective tissue.
Also a simple description of Craniosacral therapy and a video with
Dr. Upledger and a mother discussing how her child responded to CST.
An amazing video description of Myofascial Release which will give
you a sound understanding of this powerful technique. Click on the picture
of the man on the right of the page to listen to the video. There is also
another description of Craniosacral Therapy.
3. VISCERAL MANIPULATION SITES
This relatively new approach to working with reflexes is opening a
whole new aspect to treating my clients. The results of including
such an approach are remarkable.
The term somatoemotional release was coined by Dr. John Upledger, D.O., founder of craniosacral therapy. It denotes the facilitation of a spontaneous release of emotional energy stored in or associated with injuries or dysfunctional bodily systems. The concept is that physical injuries are often associated with emotional trauma, and that complete healing of the injury requires the release of the emotional trauma by the patient. Craniosacral therapy is a gentle process that facilitates this type of release or unwinding the patient without evoking resistance in the patient.
This phenomenon has been witnessed by many body workers across many disciplines. Chiropractic spinal adjustments will often trigger this type of response. On many occasions, I have witnessed episodes of intense laughter or crying (there was no physical pain involved) when a particular subluxation complex was released. In the older chiropractic theories, there is a concept called "retracing". The belief was that correcting a spinal (or body) misalignment created a condition from which the body returns to the structural state preceeding the corrected imbalance. Repeated treatments facilitate further retracings until one eventually reaches a physiological and structural state which precedes all injuries and imbalances.
While many body workers and physicians have observed this phenomenon, the craniosacral method actually recognizes, establishes a supporting model, and encourages this form of healing experience. This is not possible in fast moving practices with short visits and limited contact time. The craniosacral sessions are longer (typically 45 to 60 minutes per session) and create the physical, mental, and emotional environment that allows this form of healing to occur. The practitioner is able to work on a physiological level without evoking the somatoemotional release if the patient is not open to this process.
Somatoemotional release is not counseling. Someone working with a counselor may find the somatoemotional release to be a very powerful tool in facilitating their work with their counselor. Many individuals also benefit from somatoemotional release who do not need counseling services.