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Beyond the Plumb Line

These advanced courses are open to all existing, active practitioners who have completed our Practitioner Course.

Beyond the Plumb Line consists of a series of seminars in modular format.

Attendance at these seminars can be in any order.

To ensure that a high quality of supervision is maintained the teaching ratio is one tutor to two students so places are limited.

Each module is scored at 8 hours for CPD (Continuing Professional Development).

Here is a summary of the contents of the courses

Finishing Touches

This is a series of extra techniques which complement the full procedure. They are not something you would consider using on a regular basis; only when your experience would suggest it.

Course Content

The unexpurgated procedure. Dr. Rosquist deliberately weakened the technique as sometimes the strength of the reactions that recipients were experiencing was too great for them to manage without drastic changes to their lives.  This is the original technique.

Treatment at the plumb line. This helps the alignment to “bed in” to the recipient’s body once they return to vertical in the gravity field.

Pain relief. For use when a rub out point is painful, numb, itchy or just doesn’t feel right.

Wing nut facet joint mobilisation. For speeding up stubborn derangements.

Mobilising the sacrum. For speeding up stubborn sacral displacements.

Wedges. For speeding up stubborn anterior hips.

The fourth ten-second holding point. Completing the energy circuit of the spine.

Energy drive. Using energy techniques to benefit your recipients.

The Art of True Healing. An essay written by a contemporary and colleague of both John Hurley and Helen Sanders. It describes a technique for becoming a better healer.

Self-Help techniques . Self-help techniques for you and your recipients; including the Suprasternal Lift, Jin Ji Du Li and Facet Joint Mobilisation Exercises.

The cranial indicator. A more precise method to determine the contact point, aim, tilt and lift in non-ambulatory recipients. A great tool that can be applied in countless ways to your existing therapeutic modalities.

A chance to refine any components of the practitioner course.

The wows and hows of your practice.

Secondary Curves

From our point of view as Ishta Spinal Touch practitioners healthy curves within the spine represent the balance between stability, mobility and general levels of health and vitality. Looking beyond the spine to these other recognised curves will give us more of an insight into these aspects of health.

The primary curves are more or less maintained by the shape of the structures supporting them. The occipital curve is maintained due to the interlocking of the cranium with the other cranial bones; the thoracic curve is supported by the ribs and sternum; the sacral curve is supported by the hips and pelvic ligaments; the heel by the shape of the foot.

However, the secondary curves are much more influenced and dependent on the balance of muscles, first to create them and then to maintain their position and shape. The cervical and lumbar areas are the free standing parts of the spine and their stability and positioning depends more heavily on the guy ropes of the surrounding myofascia. In the knees the bones and ligaments leave the knees free to move from full flexion to hyperextension, but it is muscle balance above and below that determines where the knees habitually rest. The arches of the feet are finally pulled into position as the child begins to stand and maintenance depends upon the successful balance between the soft tissues in the legs and feet as much as on any actual arches of the bones.

The secondary curves are all reciprocal so the loss of any one of them will affect all the others, and eventually all the primary curves too.

Course Content

Secondary curves.

The reciprocity of movement.

Decompressing the cranial base.

Energising the knees.

Mobilising the feet.

A chance to refine any components of the practitioner course.

The wows and hows of your practice.


Over and Above Concept 7

This is based around Concept 7 from the practitioner course and will include work on the viscera, lymphatic system, the pelvic floor and the effects of breathing. This will show you what the structural effects are of having an Ishta Spinal Touch alignment.

Course Content

Concept 7.

Thoracic outlet syndrome.


The lymphatic system.

The pelvic floor.

The breath of life.

Breathing exercises as an aid to good posture.

A chance to refine any components of the practitioner course.

The wows and hows of your practice.


Melting the Body Armour

When a trauma happens to a person the emotional charge accompanying it will often get locked inside the body tissues. The resultant pain locked in the tissue may not release until the emotional charge is allowed to release. Similarly when people have been in pain for a considerable time the emotional discomfort caused by that pain can also be stored in the tissues. This is often referred to as body amour.

In people whose structure does not want to improve with Ishta Spinal Touch removing the body armour can often lead to dramatic improvement.

Course Content

The cranial indicator.

The mind-body connection.

Tension myositis syndrome.

Innate dialogue and imagery.

The emotional code.

A chance to refine any components of the practitioner course.

The wows and hows of your practice.


Further Modules

Details of the further modules will be released once their content has been finalised. So watch this space.

Topics that are likely to be covered will include

Energetic autonomic nervous system rebalancing.

Other developments from Aquarian Age Healing.

Spinal hygiene.

Specialised nutrition to speed recovery.

"Getting" the BIG idea and the even BIGGER idea.

For an up to date list of dates, venues and costs click on course dates.


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