I have for a long time wanted to start a Blog. My topics of interest are vast as it relates to ailments I’m passionate about treating.
So why not start a blog from a personal perspective, one that culminated on a spring break family vacation in March, 2018.
It seems that my perception of the world these days is influenced by a deep desire to be in the know, to be one with the Craniosacral Mechanism. It is this mechanism that drives a living organism. Monks in ancient Tibet practiced cranial work and, in our civilization Dr. William Sutherland developed cranial hands-on manual methods during his career as an Osteopath starting in the 1930’s.
Today’s Craniosacral Therapy which stems from Osteopathy is one piece of the puzzle in attempting to maintain or restore an optimally functioning craniosacral mechanism and creating homeostasis and balance of human function.
On these travels with my wife, son and daughter to Prague and Budapest, I have come across many relics, structures, pictures that remind me of human nature and man-made nature, both structure and function as I see it. Much of what I see is based on the work of Dr. William Sutherland, who in my opinion discovered the most important truth in human wellness. Mobility in the cranium at the sutures which pumps cerebro-spinal fluid throughout the nervous system. And Grand Master Choa Kok Sui, developer of an energy body work system called Pranic Healing.
Szecheniy & Gellert Spa Baths
Budapest is known for its natural hot springs with medicinal qualities. The Szecheniy spa is the one I frequented one early afternoon as I was pretty content on all the walking tours and sightseeing we have already done. I separated from my family for half-a-day in order to indulge in this authentic bath spa experience. The Szecheniy Spa is the biggest and most popular spa in Hungary and because it was a five minute walk from my hotel it was the perfect choice. The infrastructure itself is that of a grandiose palace with indoor and out pools, whirlpools and large jacuzzi type sitting areas. Every pool has a different temperature from cold to very warm, almost hot. What makes the spa so popular is the claim of medicinal quality water. And by the sheer amount of locals and tourists I encountered, I must reason that they are there for some reason or other. The establishment has 18 pools and 10 saunas, and I tried all of the pools but deferred the saunas for next time.
I must say that I felt pretty good the next day. I understand now why there are so many people that swear by these baths, with many foreigners making it into a lengthy Hungarian vacation just to frequent the spa. My favorite pool was the outdoor one. It was the biggest and warmest out of all of them, but what made my experience most interesting inside this pool was the fountain. It was spraying out the water right into the pool and anyone can come up towards the water rays of water and have it land on them.
At first I thought it would be fun to walk under the fountain and have the water hit my upper back and neck, so I walked slow backing into the apex of the fountain. It felt great, like a massage the water hitting my back. So I backed up a little more and the warm water started to land on my head. It was an immediately pleasant feeling. I walked my body to the side and there was a different intensity and frequency of the water hitting my head. I moved around a little bit more until I found a perfect combination of frequency and intensity of water hitting my head. I felt as though I was getting a cranial treatment. The feeling was nearly euphoric and the next day I experienced several cranial and body releases (ease of muscular tension). This spa experience made me think about the possibility of whether cranial realignment is possible with this method over time in conjunction with other applications. It made me think about conditions such as Scoliosis and Torticollis in people who have had them for a prolonged period of time.
The next fun experience was the Dancing House Hotel, a chic, trendy and cool looking hotel that includes a roof-top style café my family and I hung out in for tea and desert. The reason I liked this hotel is for its uniquely designed architecture. It is around the same time I started to learn about our two bodies. The energetic and physical bodies. This concept really sunk in after reading a book by Master Stephen Co on Pranic Healing. So when we got to this hotel, my initial thought, standing outside staring at it, was exactly that. That this hotel makes me think about the energetic body and physical body described in Pranic Healing. The structure is such that there are two buildings cojoined but one is a different shape than the other. One looks like it is distorted, caving in, at a loss of integrity. And the other structure is sound, symmetrical and solid.Energetically, the distorted structure logically thinking must be un-healthy. That is if it had the breadth of Life!
The Breath-of-Life was a term coined by Dr. William Sutherland, Osteopath and creator of Cranial Osteopathy. The Breath-of-Life is a term that refers to the primary respiratory mechanism in which he describes the Craniosacral Mechanism as being the primary kick-starter of life outside the womb when a baby is born. He termed the passageway through the vaginal canal, compressing the head and body as the baby comes out, the “Breath of Life”, or the primary respiratory mechanism. Which is the pumping mechanism of Cerebro-Spinal Fluid throughout the body via the central nervous system. Head, brain and spinal cord / column.
The Dancing House Hotel does not posses the life force / prana living organisms do. However, it felt as though it took on a life of its own through the creation by man. It was a fun and visibly enjoyable experience that filed and satisfied my mind. Making the sight-seeing very enjoyable.
Overall, Prague and Budapest are a must for anyone traveling on vacation abroad.
Thank you for reading my blog.
-Dr. Alex Kaminsky