Listen to what your body, hands and intuition tell you. Our bodies provide us with a magnificent navigational system. As we regain the ability to be in our bodies, we naturally develop our own unique set of receptors that inform us about our client’s physical, emotional and spiritual state.

Learning to read the signals from this rich navigational system might include listening to your gut feeling about whether a session is going in the right direction or not; sensing an emotion that is about to bubble up in someone before she actually expresses it; and feeling drawn to an area of the body your client has not yet mentioned, but which is in pain or needs your attention.

Suzanne Scurlock-Durana, C.M.T., C.S.T.-D., creator of the training and audio series Healing from the Core: A Journey Home to Ourselves, has taught CranioSacral/Therapy and SomatoEmotional Release for more than 20 years. Information on her workshops can be found, and a free DVD about the curriculum ordered, at or

Read her new blog at /massage-blog/presence-matters/.

Copyright 2008, Suzanne Scurlock-Durana. Used by permission.