What is Muscle Fascia

Fascia Stretching

For a long time, muscle fascia was considered to be just the white “saran wrap” around your muscles. In fact, when I was in medical school, we were instructed to remove the fascia from cadavers so we could study “the important stuff” underneath. This is how most doctors, massage therapists, yoga instructors and other movement specialists have been taught to view the human body. As it turns out, this is a huge mistake!

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Headache and Craniosacral Fascial Therapy (CFT)

Headache CFT2The primary avenue of headache treatment through the medical model is with drugs; surgery is used only in the most desperate situations. Unfortunately, drugs can only manage the condition and not get at the root cause. The priority of CFT is to eliminate the cause of the condition to allow the body to return to its normal physiology. The Gillespie Approach has four main areas of care.

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Case Study ADHD & CFT


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Case Study in Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder: The Corrective Aspect of Craniosacral Fascial Therapy by:

Dr. Barry R. Gillespie  - drbarryrg@mac.com Submitted to Explore for publication: February 28, 2008 For verification of this report, please contact:

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Case Study in Headache:The Corrective Aspect of Craniosacral Fascial Therapy

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Headaches are common among children. One third of all seven year old and one half of all fifteen year old children experience headaches.Two and one half percent of all seven year old and fifteen percent of all fifteen year old children have “frequent” headaches. Current evaluation involves taking a history and performing physical and neurological examinations; treatment consists of palliative care such as rest and/or analgesics. Another more corrective approach can be through the craniosacral fascial system, an integration of the craniosacral and fascial or connective tissue components.

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Concussion & CFT


1. I work often with clients experiencing prolonged symptoms from concussion. Months even years. After opening their brain cycle thru CFT, healing begins.

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ADHD - Craniosacral Fascial Therapy Testimony

“Our son started crawling at four months of age, and by six months he was walking and running.

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Asthma & CFT

When I brought my son to Dr. Gillespie, I really didn't know what to expect.CFT and Asthma

My sisters had already taken several of their children to him for many different conditions.

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Autism & CFT

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1. “My adopted daughter was born in Russia. Her biological family‚Äüs story was wrought with poverty, alcoholism, and stress. At three months, her parents abandoned her at a local hospital.

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A Story of Healing

A Withdrawn and Legally Blind Child Sue experienced a normal birth.

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"A Deluge of Clients" with CFT

Barry introduced me to craniosacral fascial work in my Pfrimmer deep muscle class back in the 1980s. I've had a very successful career in massage for nearly 20 years using mostly MFR, craniosacral, and Pfrimmer deep muscle therapy.

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