Cranial Sacral Therapy



I've been going to a doctor of osteopathy who is doing cranial sacral therapy. That is a modality considered to be important to the alignment of the spine and is a gentle movement of the cranial bones. My cystocele seems to stay up longer since he has done this. I am also doing water therapy which I think helps.

I am taking a "certified organic probiotic" made from whole foods that has done wonders for all my intestinal tract, no more constipation or other like problems.

I am getting ready to start therapy in Austin, Texas with a group of ladies who are graduates of the John Barnes Method of Myofascial Release. They do work in the pelvic area to help release the fascia there and work on many women with prolapses. Check with your search engine for someone in your State who does the "John Barnes method of Myofascial Release". I have used them for other musculoskeletal problems and the results are amazing. Will give all an update when possible. I'm sure it will be a couple of months, hopefully less.

As ever,
Grandma Joy

Just thought I would check in with everyone. I went to the D.O today who did another cranial sacral therapy thing. I am so surprised at how much better my prolapse is. No, it is not gone but it does not hang right down at the opening anymore. He said the CS therapy and manipulation of the spine and pelvic area will help on prolapses. Am still doing the posture, too.


Anything that opens and realigns our energy channels is bound to help, but remember that if we can't hold that realignment the organs are going to once again be placed under abnormal pressure.

I have a bit of editorializing to do regarding John Barnes. There's no doubt that myofascial release work is of great benefit for many types of ailments. The first (and only) PT I ever went to for my prolapse was trained in his method and she helped relieve the chronic post-surgical pain I deal with. I bought his book at that time and even healed a shoulder injury that my daughter sustained in college just by consciously (if blindly) moving the fascial layers.

What I was astounded about was that in his book, "Healing Ancient Wounds", he takes total (and quite dramatic, I might add) credit for discovering myofascial manipulation, when in fact "Rolfing" had been a mainstay of the alternative health movement for three decades before physical therapists made it mainstream. Ida Rolf was a New York housewife who intuited that the skeleton floats in a bag of soft tissue, the injury/healing patterns of which contribute immensely to whether or not we recover from chronic pain and dysfunction after an accident, surgery, etc.

Let us know how it differs from Mayan Massage.

I agree with everything you said Christine. I was only posting the bits of success I am having with what I am trying to do for my self so others might know, if they wish to try it. I didn't mean for the post to come across as "the" thing to do. The D. O. is helping me, has never mentioned surgery, is encouraging me to do the exercises and seems to back me in what I say. I appreciate him for validating what I have to say and assisting me in my quest for alternative treatments.

So far as John Barnes is concerned, I agree with you there, also. I had heard of Ida Rolf but never had any Rolfing done, in fact, have been told my body couldn't handle Rolfing. And yes, he is quite the "back slapper" for his achievements. I am pleased with the musculoskeletal work the Barnes therapists gave me because of the numerous therapists and doctors I had gone to who did absolutely nothing to relieve my pain. I was nearly to the point of being in a wheelchair two years ago when I discovered a Barnes therapist. I can only be grateful that I am walking and able to move around. The only reason I am going back to them is because there is no therapist in my area that can work on the fascia. I know, I just tried several of the therapists who are here and they are not trained in releasing the fascia. The last therapist I went to left me with vertigo for the last two weeks. (My husband could have done that!) Yesterday, the D.O. said to stop this physical therapy and he is sending me to Austin, so they may work on the soft tissue. (At least he recognizes it!) It requires a prescription which he is most willing to write. I am not in an area where there are different modalities available, so I have to take what I can get.

I can't compare it to the Mayan Massage because I've never had that done and haven't figured out how to do that for myself from reading the posts. Besides, I'm unable to use either of my arms for massage work for more than a minute or two.

I hope this clears up the message on my post.