People often ask me how the Gillespie Approach can be helpful for patients with hundreds of conditions. Due to its embryological origin, the fascial web is connected to and communicates with every cell in the body.
All of the body’s systems are a part of this web. The craniosacral system, relatively unknown in the medical model, is a critical element for nervous system function. This system feeds the life-giving cerebrospinal fluid to the fascial web.
Trauma to the head can restrict normal brain expansion and contraction. A diminished fluid flow to the web can result in many systemic issues, which appear to be specific for each individual. Common conditions are headache, lack of focus and concentration, and anxiety.
After a body trauma, the other systems may also need to compensate and adapt. Fascial strain at 2,000 pounds per square inch can have an adverse effect on the function of all the body systems.
A strain pattern can run through each cell of any organ, and no medical testing will show any pathology. Fascial strain in one area of the body can create a condition in another part. Strain patterns can run through the body connecting the eyes, teeth, and other sensitive structures. Everything is connected.
The body may be able to heal moderate traumas, but the more intense strains can last a lifetime. Strain can also be cumulative in life. As aging people lose body function, soft tissue tightness can be an unseen culprit.
The critical importance of the work at birth cannot be overstated. No one needs to suffer needlessly for a lifetime. A strain-free body at the beginning of life is the best gift of all.
Our Lancaster infant research from 2006–12 revealed many of nature’s subtle secrets. Now in my 70s, I continue to experience joy in sharing what is possible for newborns. Practicality is not my strong point; I am a romantic, believing in my vision even if it seems unrealistic. I am just waiting for the world to see its promise.