Bending Bamboo a Principle that Enhances Healing
“Opening the field of deep energetics within the body is essential for optimum healing and recovery to occur.”
Over the years clients have asked me how dropping into deep relaxation during a treatment benefits their recovery. They know that they feel better and that there has been recovery from pain, but are often questioning just what happened to create a positive shift. Was this magic or was this science? I would respond that the body’s ability to heal appears like magic at the subtlest level and that this is also based in science.
Dropping into deep relaxation facilitates recovery. What is required is a shift in our autonomic nervous system from sympathetic/go to work function into parasympathetic/rest and digest function.
Simultaneously, stepping down the central nervous system from active to passive helps to induce deep relaxation and deep immune system activation. This is initiated by a combination of cranial-sacral technique and acupoint therapy. These techniques work together to enhance the body’s central nervous system’s ability to drop into “stillpoint.”
Stillpoint involves a cessation of the central nervous system’s deepest rhythm. This rhythm comes to stillness in meditation, sleep and post- orgasm. Stillpoint is nature’s way for our nervous system to come to rest, allowing the body-mind to unwind the effort, energy and exertion we have been using in living each day.
This cessation can be facilitated by a therapist trained in following the body’s subtle rhythms as one begins to relax. When stillpoint occurs you could say that this is when magic begins. This release allows the central nervous system to relax the stressful tracking of all that is going on in the body. It unwinds stress and pain signals (provided that they are not too strong), allowing there to be a natural relaxation in the central nervous system. Something in the realm of bliss or euphoria is often experienced due to the release of endorphins, the “feel-good” hormones, that coincides with stillpoint.