Cranial – relating to the cranium, which houses the brain – the mediator of consciousness.
Fluid – both the cerebral spinal and extracellular fluid found throughout the body, whose inherent rhythm provides a medium for palpation and ultimately illuminates that which is hidden.
Dynamics – an awareness of the forces that alter the cranial rhythm, thereby creating the possibility for change.
Cranial Fluid Dynamics (CFD) is a gentle form of cranial therapy developed by osteopath Solihin Thom DO, it has origins in cranial osteopathy with the work of Andrew Stills and later William Sutherland, who noticed that the cerebral spinal fluid not only bathes and nourishes all of the tissues in the body but also has the capacity to augment healing.
is great for pain, a large range of illnesses and dysfunction, emotional imbalances, lifestyle challenges, mental afflictions, and more through this groundbreaking process.
The cranial system assists our:
Nervous System, Musculoskeletal system, Circulatory System, Lymphatic System, Endocrine System, Respiratory System, Digestive System, Electromagnetic System.
When the tissues loses their fluid state – they become less vibrant, leaving the body susceptible to stress, injuries, digestive issues, poor posture, mental focus, and more from the unconscious.
Unlike some other forms of cranial work which address bones, fascia, dura, fluid and perhaps emotional components, CFD views health as an emergent process: the totality of the human being, and the role of the life forces in bringing us to our present state. Our state of consciousness that alters neurology and structure.
When applied, this unique approach provides tools (hand mudras and muscle testing) for self-awareness and transformation. The outcome is to enhance your healing potential for a more flexible fluid lifestyle and to create an endless opportunity for personal emergence.
Lateral Ventricles of the Brain
A video from the developer of Cranial Fluid Dynamics™ Osteopath Solihin Thom DO
Articles by Dr. Solihin Thom:
1. Consciousness and Cranial Fluid Dynamics →
2. Cranial osteopathy and Craniosacral Therapy →
3. Cranial Fluid Dynamics – revealing an unexpected life →
4. Cranial Fluid Dynamics – Humanistic Psychology Journal →
“In every tissue (bones, viscera, muscle, dura, fluid, ventricles, etc.) memory is recorded and saved. Physical memory (stroke, shock, injury, birth) as well as emotional, psychological and archetypal memory. I ‘listen with my hands’ until the body’s story is told and it releases its stuck pattern. Healing happens by itself, it only needs to be activated.” ~David Isa Rosas
Teaching practitioner level Cranial Therapy workshops,
Cranialsacral self-care exercises and Cranial Mindfulness Meditation
for enhancing brain function and body wellness
Consultations are offered in person and online on Zoom
To learn more or begin your journey,
"As a Cranial Fluid Dynamics practitioner, I become a translator who listens to the body's signals (symptoms, dis-ease, challenges, limitations) and from a place of surrender explain what's going on. Through gaining understanding great opportunities for solutions and resolution can be brought to light." ~David Isa Rosas