Posted by: Rawya El Gammal | May 12, 2013

April 2013

April 2013 completed an 11 year journey of Cranio-Sacral therapy, four years studying visceral manipulation and one year neural. Every step has been enlightening, adding a new piece to the puzzle and I know it doesn’t end here as I signed up for more advanced levels.
When I decided to attend level one of the visceral manipulation series, it was mere curiosity. I’d heard so much about it from other students. Day one into level 1 made me realize that it wasn’t just a technique I could learn over a short course, nor was it a simple CEU to renew my annual license in the UK, it was much more in depth than that. The books were very hard to understand at the beginning, change in terminology , sinking versus force, listening rather than just doing was a struggle. I then realized the link between the organs and posture, the organs and joints, the organs and fascia, felt more and a whole new world unfolded. I couldn’t let go, because every level left me hungry for more. Once I’d covered most of the organs, I discovered that there was more to palpate and feel, and that working with the organs alongside everything else I did, just didn’t feel complete, so I enrolled in Articular courses, then neural and I look forward to attending the vascular system. It all seems to fall into place now, however challenging.
A normal bump or fall travels through the entire body. Children fall out of low windows, off chairs and end up with a bruise and survive. Years later that same child develops postural patterns or digestive issues, and very often parents will brush over the initial fall very quickly as something in the past. Unfortunately it’s not. Trauma travels up or down the body away from the site of impact and lodges somewhere, and that location is a good starting point to treat. It could be where the continual pull comes from,. Other times emotional trauma is locked in tense tissues, the speculations/reasons are numerous, but a finely tuned hand will be able to pick up micro-traumas when an MRI fails to see it.
This link of special photography shows how an impact can travel in the body, and it doesn’t have to be a punch in the face, it can be as simple as falling down the stairs or bumping the edge of a table.
Visceral manipulation looks at the container of the body, and works on a multitude of issues.

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