The story of the jaw, the face and trauma

A few months ago I wrote an article about why issues with the sphenobasalar junction (SBJ for short) can affect us in a variety of ways. From my recent studies on biodynamic craniosacral therapy, I now have a more complete picture of how this can happen – and it’s all based around the dynamic of the SBJ and the face! In biodynamic craniosacral therapy, many people seem to think that all we work with is the cranium (i.e. the skull) and the sacrum. But it’s important to actually have a wider view at the human body, to understand that even the cranium connects to various other structures (like the facial bones and muscles) and that in term has a cascading effect down the rest of the body.

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Why your organs play a more important role in your life than you realise

When it comes to our physical healing and health, many of us tend to focus on the obvious parts of the body like the muscles, ligaments and bones. We go to a chiropractor or osteopath to get a physical adjustment. If we have sore and aching muscles, we’d hit up our massage therapist or myotherapist. If we are trying to recover from injury, we tend to go and see a physiotherapist. Most of us wouldn’t even think about the state of our organs unless something is drastically wrong with them (i.e. they’re failing us)!

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Debunking the myths around recovery

The majority of my clients really take their exercise seriously. For many of them, when I ask the question “How many days/hours do you train per week?“, a common answer I get is “5-6 days and about 1-2 hrs each time“. Whoa! That’s hardcore!

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The physical side-effects of stress

Last month, I wrote about the fact that most of us are probably stressed even if we don’t think we are. I wanted to follow on from that this month with a perfect example of what can happen to you if you don’t address your underlying stress factors using myself as an example.

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