I worked with a DO (OMM specialist) who used cranial rhythms alot in craniosacral techniques. I had a very difficult time feeling cranial rhythms in patients. (actually, I thought he was making it up). Cranial rhythms seem to be used more frequently by European DO's. Anyone have experience with cranial rhythms? Heres some info for those interested : ------------------------------------- http://www.osteopathonline.com/cranial.htm What is the Cranial Rhythm? It is a cyclical expansion and contraction of all the tissues of the body, which occurs 8-18 times a minute, is distinct from all other known body rhythms ( i.e. heartbeat, breathing rate) and can be felt in all parts of the body. The movement is of very small amplitude, therefore it takes practitioners with a very finely developed sense of touch to feel it. This rhythm was first described in the early 1900's by Dr. William G. Sutherland and its existence was confirmed in a series of laboratory tests in the1960's and '70's. There is much debate as to what causes the rhythm and why it is there; it has often been observed to continue for a few minutes after the heart and breathing stops when someone dies, leading us to presume it is a movement of a very primitive or basic level of body function; some have compared it to the inherent movement of singled celled organisms ( e.g. amoebas ), suggesting that the cells of the body still behave, individually, in this way even though they are part of a far more complicated and organised system.