I have studied other ways of working with the body that has influenced my root training of Rolfing Structural Integration. Rolfing Structural Integration in itself, is powerfully transformative and healing. Incorporating, Visceral Manipulation and Biodynamic CranioSacral therapy has increased the effectiveness I can have on the body in a gentle way that touches the deepest layers of the body releasing patterns of strain that just working on the outer layers doesn’t quite contact. Over the years and after my own personal experience with brain trauma, I’ve discovered that I can literally work on and deep into the brain.
Recently, I gave an appointment to a young client that had taken a bad fall on his head when he was 2 years old. By the age of 3, he started showing signs of what was later diagnosed at Brown Syndrome. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brown%27s_syndrome.
After hearing the doctor say the only possible solution was surgery to stretch the ligament in the eye, the mother brought her son to me. Now 10 years old, the eye problem caused him to carry his head tipped to the right in order to see level.
When I laid my hands on his head and connected with his brain, I felt a distinct pull in his head the was pulling his brain back and around the right side to the left side of his head. It took about 1 hour and the fascial strain slowly released, releasing his brain and allowing the brain to come back into balance. His mother walked over to the table and checked the movement in his eyes and said his right eye was now able to track her finger. It had released his eye about 85% . His mother reported back a week later that he wasn’t tipping his head to the right anymore and his eyes were tracking normally still.
His next appointment, a month later, I found adhesions on the outer layers of facsial (connective tissue) on the back of the right side of his head and going down his neck. He is continuing to improve and will receive his third appointment with me next week. I’ll update on his improvements as we go.
This experience leaves me wondering if other people diagnosed with Brown’s Syndrome would respond to this work as well. This boy did have an actual fall that most likely caused his problem, but there are many types of trauma’s that can happen to us but this got me thinking about birth trauma and wondering how many people diagnosed with Brown’s Syndrome might have a birth trauma. I would love to lay my hands on their heads to see if there are adhesions or fascial strains causing these symptoms for them as well.