Walking reflex calls on the eyes and balance organ behind the ears to remain aligned with the ground.
CranioSacral therapy is based on the correlation of the movement of the bones of the head with the pelvis.
ReflexPosturology is the knowledge of how the body moves/reflexes in response to movement in another part of the body. to benefit from ReflexPosturology motion palpation is required. Motion palpation is done by placing a hand or finger tips on the area so that several layers of tissue can be felt but not enough pressure to distort the tissue. As the client moves the hand or fingers report the motion of the reflex to the practitioner.
Any practitioner that works with hands on the body should have a sensitivity to the tissue under their hand. The principle found at Hebrews 5:14 "those who through use have their perceptive powers trained to distinguish both right and wrong." When a practitioner feels a movement that is different than normal the difference gives evidence that there must be a restriction to normal move What fallows is a description of corresponding features of the head and body that reflex together. Position of these features reflect the position of the body. Because it is a reflection look for mirror like reversals. The reversal is not left to right but up/superior and down/inferior. Anterior posterior movements will correspond with movements on the same side of the body.
Start with the easiest reflex to palpate. This can be done standing, sitting, laying prone or supine. The skull feature is the anterior inferior mastoid corner (AIMS) the corresponding body part is the anterior superior superior iliac corner (ASIS). First put one or more fingers on each AIMS and try to sense whether one is anterior and the other posterior and/or inferior and the other superior. If so the ilium below the anterior AIMS is tilted anterior. If the Mastoid is inferior the ilium below will be superior. This is not absolute because unusual distortions of the posture can change the reflex.
Next check for motion. Ask the client to hold the knee straight below the posterior AIMS and move the leg anterior. This causes the rectus femorus to pull anterior on the ASIS. If the ilium rotates anterior the AIMS should also begin to rotate anterior. Failure of this motion indicates a probable fixation of the ilium on the sacrum. You can stop and do your customary treatment for that or explore further at the skull.
Movements at the sacroiliac joint are reflected in the mastoid/occiput joint. Movement of the femur in the socket of the ilium is reflected by tension changes around the external ear. If you are a crainiosacral therapis these should be familiar to you. If so you may be able to affect much change by interactive craniosacral therapy. In the supine position the weight of the thigh above the ilium with the foot up on the bolster may relieve the tension of the rotation about the femoral head. With the foot on the bolster and the knee out to the side may relieve tension around the ear and the sartorius will tend to pull the ASIS lateral and the AIMS should fallow. Pulling the knee medial superior may rotate the ilium posterior and/or move the ASIS and AIMS medial. The above interactive movements are very effective in geting the craniosacral motion restarted. If it has the desired affect it saves much time in the sacral portion of the ten step protocol.
That is enough for this page; I will start other pages for more subtle reflexes that can be felt at the head.