The Meningeal Approach was born out of José Luis Pérez Batlle’s studies and research in the field of Osteopathy, the Cranio-Sacral Upledger Therapy / Somato-Emotional Release Therapy, and his experience in Manual Therapies.

In 1998, he started to develop a new concept focused on the importance of the intrauterine process and childbirth as major factors in the accumulation of tensions, a fact that will significantly and irremediably mark the rest of our lives.

We are the mammals that have the greatest difficulties at birth. No other mammal is forced to be born in a less developed state, nor to pass through a narrow and sinuous canal that seriously deforms its skull and spine. Unlike quadrupeds that spend their gestation supported on a natural hammock, we are forced to spend the last months of the pregnancy in a head-down position, supporting our head on our mother’s firm pelvis, and this will have consequences of tension in the baby’s structure and emotions.

This primary cranial tension is what José Luis called the “Primary Pull”.

Each birth is different, thus each one will print a specific stimulus pattern or tension in the baby’s meningeal membranes, the skull, and the spine.

This approach will serve to evaluate and treat any person regardless of age, since in general, we suffer from pains and diseases that can be traced back to the very beginnings of our lives.

Thanks to the release of these tension patterns acquired at such an early age, we give back the body’s resources and capacity in order to release and resolve its local and peripheral dysfunctions that affect its entire Muscular, Skeletal, Nervous, and Hormonal Systems, among others.

The clinical experience and research show a quick and solid improvement in any alteration between the primary pull and diverse symptomatologies where there is no apparent connection, but José Luis shows us that it does exist and that it is vital to solve it.

This global view applied to the treatment, always taking into account the intrauterine and labor tensions, will be crucial in the development of this therapy.

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