CranioSacral work, as taught by Osteopath Dr John E Upledger, affects the production and circulation of CSF (cerebral spinal fluid) around the brain and spinal cord. There are 22 bones forming the skull, each having subtle movement within the sutures, which allows the production and circulation of CSF. Restriction in the normal movement of the head bones can result in increased pressure and/or restricted production/circulation of CSF within the brain and spinal cord. Using light pressure to release any tension in the sutures, the fluid production/circulation within the ventricular system of the brain can be influenced, redirected, returned to their optimum production/circulation. This enables the function of the body to improve through better communication between the CNS (central nervous system) and the body.
Paul Griffin studied under Dr J E Upledger, an osteopath, who devised CranioSacral therapy from Cranial Osteopathy, reaching advanced level from Upledger Institute in 2001
Paul Griffin DC uses the very gentle but effective McTimoney Corley flick, a reflex recoil technique, for bone realignment. This technique was developed by Hugh Corley from Oxford in England. Paul has used this very versatile adjustment successfully over the years, on many different cultures and continents. The flick is known for its precision at adjusting one vertebra at a time, its gentle nature making it perfect for children and elderly with osteoporosis.
Visceral manipulation addresses any problem within the fascia and the organs position in situ. For example, tension in the fascia holding the liver in place, can result in mid lower back pain. Reliving in the tension from the fascia surrounding the organ can take the pressure off the skeletal system, reduce skeletal pain and restore the organ to maximum performance.
Paul Griffin DC started working with therapeutic massage, kinesiology and reflexology in 1989, graduated McTimoney-Corley Chiropractic from Oxford College of Chiropractic in 1999, He has developed a unique mix of these techniques suitable for new born babies, the elderly and animals.
Paul is an ex hunter who now only shoots clay pigeons. He gained entry into the national championships of star shot, in England for 5 years. He has a keen interest in vegetarianism, and teaching patients the importance of nutrition to achieve good health.
He has successfully practiced human and animal work on the south coast of England, Scotland and in many other countries: Suriname, French Guyana, France, Spain, Bali Indonesia, Vietnam and now Cambodia.
Paul has practiced in many remote places of the world spreading the name and practice of chiropractic and cranial work. Including the amazon jungle where he has managed to practice and live with tribes of Amerindians, Hmong and the African ex-slave descendants, for eight years.