About The Body Network

The well rounded knowledge base that I mentioned in my bio, Meet Karyn lead me toward a holistic or total body approach when addressing my clients and has allowed me to maximize my outcomes with the pediatric population and their families.  It is through my work with children, and the issues my own son presented to me, that I have come to acknowledge that the CranioSacral system plays an integral part in the child’s ability to achieve maximum potential.  The success I have had with my pediatric population using this total body approach has encouraged me to expand my treatment to include adults.  Most physical therapists, rather then taking the time to discover the source of a problem causing the symptoms, will treat the symptoms.  By treating the whole body, the primary cause of the problem can be treated, thereby, causing the symptoms to disappear.  

CST dolls

I firmly believe that it is better to treat the source of the problem rather than the symptom. Many times I have encountered chronic injuries that are due to tight fascia in a region of the body different from the area where the sensation of pain is felt.  Most people have an area in their body that aches whenever they feel stress.  Therefore, when any emotional or physical trauma occurs, pain is directed to this specific “ache” site.  We know that when a baby is lying on the floor he cannot just lift up his head.  He must have stability in the lower body to get mobility in the upper body.  A child who is lying on his belly needs to have his legs stabilized or flat on the floor, in order to push up on his hands and raise his heads.  It takes the whole body to raise the head up to see.  So why is it that we do not take the whole body into consideration when we treat adults?  We also know that when a baby is crying or upset he may not be able to raise his head.  Emotions play a role in the way he moves his body.

Emotional pain can create physical pain by making structural changes in the fascia in the body.  For instance, a tall child can be made fun of in school and begin to hunch his shoulders to make himself appear small.  In doing so he may shorten trunk and neck muscles.  With stretching he may be able to elongate those muscles again but may have unresolved or chronic back pain or headaches as a result of the emotional trauma.  By releasing the emotional trauma through the use of CranioSacral Therapy(CST) we may decrease the chronic pain.  The body does not know the difference between structural shortening from emotional pain or trauma.  It is up to the individual to become in touch with his pain or emotions to release the tissue restrictions.  By releasing the tissue of these traumas using CST we can relieve the body of pain. To assist the body in releasing emotional trauma I have incorporated the use of SomatoEmotional Release (SER).

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