by Kate Barnidge
Craniosacral therapy is a form of bodywork first recognized in the early 1900s by Dr. William Sutherland, an osteopathic physician. He observed that the bones of the human body were in fact moving very subtly. This led to inquire as to what is moving the bones. Sutherland finally attributed what he was observing to the production and absorption of the cerebrospinal fluid.
Core Synchronism is little known today, although it comes from the same place of origin as craniosacral therapy, along with the belief of some ancient cultures that source energy entered through the top of the head and condensed along the walls of the ventricles, collecting into a reserve in the center of the brain, which then passed through the spinal cord and irrigated the entire organism. This condensed spirit was believed to be the cerebrospinal fluid whose properties are light and sound. One can also attribute the quality of neutrality to the cerebrospinal fluid. This gives it a very important function— the role of distributing the qualities of the source that animates the body.
Dr. Robert Stevens, of Albuquerque, New Mexico, created a system of hand medicine called Core Synchronism, which can be compared to biodynamic craniosacral therapy. Both modalities have integrated the theories of the osteopathic school with the very old etheric anatomy of the Veda texts of India. This gives a comprehensive approach to a body therapy in that the entire person is being addressed. In the case of Core Synchronism, the goal is for total synchronicity with the animating force.
One can take this type of treatment for any pathology, pain or ailment with the potential for profound results. It is beneficial for any disease and can accompany other therapies. There are no counter-effects to Core Synchronism and craniosacral therapy, and they are designed to treat each person individually.
Back and neck pain, post-traumatic stress disorder, poor sleep, nervous system concerns, skeletal imbalances, mal-digestion, autoimmune disorders and mental health concerns, as well as mental/emotional issues are all treated within the modality of Core Synchronism. The best results are deep levels of relaxation in which give the body, in its infinite wisdom, the chance to heal itself.
Kate Barnidge is a certified Core Synchronism practitioner, licensed massage therapist and natural therapeutics specialist in Austin. For more information or for a free new client consultation, call 512-800-4063 or visit CoreTherapeuticsATX.com.