We often get questions about the difference between Spinal Flow and other modalities or we get many emails asking if Spinal Flow is identical to the other modalities below and if Dr. Carli created this from scratch.
Please know that Spinal Flow is a blend and coming together of many different modalities and approaches to healing that worked for Dr. Carli and helped her clients heal. Most modalities including the ones below are a blend of a practitioner’s experience plus learnt technique.
Here is a list of what Dr. Carli has studied and is trained in before she put her experience and what she was doing with her clients into one place and combined this with a system to help people heal.
We are not experts in other modalities so don’t want to pretend that we are. Here is a brief summary of what may seem different or similar between Spinal Flow and other modalities.
To get more of an accurate understanding it would be best to really understand the other modalities as we really can only speak about Spinal Flow
The philosophy of chiropractic and Spinal Flow are similar in that there is a healing intelligence in the body and this flows up and down the spine and if there are spinal blockages or subluxations this interferes with the body’s ability to heal itself.
In spinal flow, there is no physical force applied, the contacts are also gentle. Spinal Flow is more of a tonal technique and finds spinal blockages that release via contacting access points along the dura mater which form a Spinal Wave. It’s the client’s body that heals itself via the Spinal Wave.
Spinal Flow works with the premise that the body is intelligent and if there are blockages being held, they are meant to be there and that the body will release these itself.
Carli has studied chiropractic and has definitely incorporated some of these elements into the teaching of the Spinal Flow Technique.
Spinal Flow practitioners use the sacral bolsters that craniosacral practitioners use. Spinal Flow practitioners look for the spinal wave along the nervous system and craniosacral practitioners monitor the CSF fluid from the cranium to sacral regions. Carli has studied craniosacral and has definitely incorporated some of these elements into the teaching of the spinal flow technique.
Cranial osteopaths also speak about a spinal wave and they talk about this alongside the CSF flow – they focus a lot on the cranial bones. Spinal flow practitioners contact both the sacral and cranial bones where the dura mater is abundant to allow the spinal wave to flow
Network chiropractic is a modality taught only to chiropractors and teaches about 2 waves – a somato respiratory wave and a somatopsychic wave. The contacts are quick and often off the body and there is no focus on spinal blockages.
Spinal flow first finds and locates spinal blockages in the system, the contacts are made on the dura mater similar to network chiropractic, but they are always on the body and the contacts are not quick, they are for quite a long time.
Carli has studied network chiropractic and has definitely incorporated some of these elements into the teaching of the spinal flow technique.
Kundalini wave and energy
Kundalini teachings talk about the kundalini wave travelling through the spine which is similar to what we teach in the spinal flow technique. In spinal flow our background comes from chiropractic and assessing the spine and nervous system for blockages while often in kundalini practices the background is more energy and yoga.
Carli has studied kundalini energy and has definitely incorporated some of these elements into the teaching of the spinal flow technique.
Our understanding is that reiki is energy work and the contacts are made either on the body or off the body. Spinal Flow contacts are made directly on the body on access points found at the dura mater and spinal flow practitioners work with the spine and nervous system to find and release spinal blockages.
Kinesiologists often work with muscles and muscle testing while in spinal flow our focus is on the spine, nervous system, and blockages.
Carli has studied kinesiology and has definitely incorporated some of these elements into the teaching of the spinal flow technique.
The 7 chakras are in the same location as the 7 gateways and have many elements in common. Spinal Flow technique teaches how to use this knowledge but also is s technique that can be used to facilitate healing
Carli has studied the chakras and has definitely incorporated some of these elements into the teaching of the spinal flow technique.