The craniosacral osteofluidic care therapy owes its origin to the studies, the intuition and profound inspiration of Maurice Raymond Poyet, a French cranial osteopath who died in 1996.
He gave a different view from the classical osteopathy: a newer, softer energy with overall and fluidic intent. An evolution then for osteopathy: craniosacral therapy moves in the closest connection with the Chinese energy.
This discipline bases on ” subtle feeling ” through a “super tactile sensitivity” induced by micro-movements linked to the rhythm of vital fluids passage in every region in the body.
In his published essay “On the borders of the osteopathy” (Roger Jollois 1990) it is possible to get very well the concept of ” biological rhythms” of this discipline.
You must indeed recognize : 1) a respiratory rhythm, “ventilatory”
2) a cardiac percussive rhythm, “circulatory”.
These two rhythms must remain in a ratio of 1 to 5.
3) A “cranial” rate, the Sutherland primary respiratory motion that you feel throughout the body and must be between 10 and 14 longitudinal movements per minute.
4) A “visceral” rate around the 7-8 movements per minute.
5) An “energy” rate that on certain specific points raises over than 30 movements per minute.
The osteopathic “lesion”, following the therapeutic protocols in Poyet method , implies a form of “restriction” of the motile rhythm – in relation to no-matter what axis – the struck “segment” has lost all or part of its motility pace.
Motility is a micro individual movement. It is also autonomous, unconscious and involuntary expression of each element constituting the body.
From one side when it is present, it reveals its own particular balance, on the other side if it is absent and then “freed” , it needs to be synchronized in a sort of harmony of movement between an element and the other.
Poyet claims the need to return to the harmonization of motility as an indispensable condition for the free expressive potential of mobility, according to the TCM (traditional Chinese medicine). The motility (yin) is the mother of the mobility (yang). Being aware of these hardly perceptible movements allows an opening to an extremely fine and precise science.
The presence and perception of the motility , this infinitesimal movement which testifies the balance of the body segment that you are perceiving, allows you to feel if the part is in equilibrium by itself and in relationship with the “everything” that contains it.
The many osteopathic lesions known, are divided into eight energy links related to 14 chinese meridians and each of these energy chains supports in order : 1) a specific lesion of the sacrum; 2) the lesion of three specific vertebrae and a larger bone of the cranium, 3) the lesion of certain bones of the legs or arms or of an organ .