Quick Release Technique


Application of the Quick Release Technique:

The quick release sequence is composed of trigger points, acupressure points, and modified craniosacral therapy, and is most effective when applied in the numerical sequence presented here. Acupressure energies flow in specific directions through the meridians , and energy transfers from one meridian to another. By working in this sequence there is a logical energetic flow based on theories found in acupressure. The trigger point releases reduce pain referrals moving from the outside in toward the cervical spine which softens the holding pattern of the thoracic and shoulders allowing for the additional release of the trigger points directly under the edge of the occipital and mastoid process with the modified A/O release (C1 / Occiput). The diaphragms throughout the body are released.

Benefits fo the Quick Release Technique:

  • Cranial / sacral mobilization
  • Restore balance and settle the autonomic nervous system
  • Activate the Gylmphatic pumping
  • Initiate the lymphatic clearing at the base of the cranium
  • Release pressure on the jugular foramen
  • Initiate the lymphatic drainage from the cranium
  • The need to initiate the release of the reverse curvature of the neck to reduce pain and allow the client to lie more comfortably In a supine position.
  • The need for clients to relax before deeper work can be done to address the conditions for which they seek treatment
  • The ability to provide quick relief from painful symptoms of the head, neck, and shoulders including headaches, when time won’t allow for full treatment.
  • Severely jammed C1
  • Release tension causing “stuck cranium” prior’s to CSCDR 1 or cranial decompression
  • Initiate the release of the curvatures of low back and low back pain
  • Release severe physical or emotional traumas
  • The need for maximizing movement of the occiput in the Cranial / Structural relationship
  • Create a quick rapport that is positive and supportive

Conditions treated with the Quick Release Techniques:

  • Stress
  • Headaches
  • Whiplash (flexion and extension injuries)
  • Torticollis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Disc problems
  • Nerve entrapments
  • Muscle spasms from structural misalignments
  • Inflammation
  • Swelling
  • TMJ
  • Emotional tention
  • Ischemia
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Arthritis
  • Low back pain
  • Stuck Occiput
  • Immobile C1
  • Congested jugular foramens
  • Stuck cranium
  • Sluggish cerebral spinal flow
  • Sluggish lymph flow

Treatment goals

Application of the QRT will initiate:

  • Released of headaches
  • Restoration, balance, and settling of the autonomic nervous system
  • Occipital mobilization
  • Sacral mobilization
  • Dura mobilization
  • Activate the Glymphatic pumping
  • Initiate lymphatic clearing at the base of the cranium
  • Release pressure on the jugular foramens
  • Diaphragm mobilization
  • Release of A/O (atlas/occipital) jam
  • Release of ischemia, inflammation, swelling, spammed tissue and pain
  • Unwinding of structural imbalances by the lengthening of soft tissue through the top of the shoulder, posterior neck, and upper thoracic
  • Reduction in reverse curvature of the neck
  • Mobilization of the neck/shoulder relationship
  • Release of shoulder shrug
  • Mobilization of energy through the acupressure meridians which reduces pain in the muscles they pass through – posterior / medial / anterior neck, jaw, and tissues of the cranium vault
  • Mobilization of blocked emotional energy and stress locked in the tissue
  • Increase range of motion via mobilization of energy and reduction of tightening in soft tissue blocking the energy
  • Lengthening and mobilizing soft tissue affected by meridians resulting in reduction of reverse curvature, releasing jaw clenching, distortions of spine
  • Unwinding of. Bunched holding pattern in the rhomboids and juncture of scapula, thoracic, and cervical vertebrae
  • Increased rotation of head due to lengthening of tissues in suboccipital area
  • Decrease in pain of thoracic outlet syndrome
  • Decrease in pain in neck and low back