Playwright, James Nemec's New,“'Cranio-What?’ A CranioSacral Therapy Primer,” for Thanksgiving

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When James Nemec tells people what he does for a living, he hears this: "Cranio-What?" His new book is an A-B-C Primer designed for those on the receiving end. “Few know that just as there is an art to giving craniosacral therapy, there is an art to receiving it," he says.

West Palm Beach, Florida, November 9, 2010. When Playwright James Nemec tells people what he does for a living, he hears this: “Cranio-What?” Finally, an easy-to-read, light-hearted book for a little known branch of integrative medicine filled with books far too technical or medical to understand. It also has a narrative.

“It used to be the Doctor was always right,” says Nemec. “Is this true anymore?” In 1999, it was reported that 44,000 to 98,000 Americans die each year due to medical and medication errors in hospitals. In 2005, CNN reported that 40% of all medical diagnoses in this country were wrong. These numbers haven’t decreased.

What are the alternatives? Those in the enlightened Spa Crowd know that the experience of “craniosacral therapy,” developed by John E. Upledger DO, OMM, can provide the ultimate Spa experience of Heaven on Earth. But with rising health care costs and premiums, few are aware of the flexibility of craniosacral therapy to relieve and treat an array of acute and chronic conditions, from migraines to scoliosis, from mild traumatic brain injury to depression, from autism to asthma, and more. It is used in the relief and treatment of infant and childhood disorders and called upon by knowledgeable surgeons to assist in the gentle integration of connective tissue structures, before and after surgeries.

What about doctors and hospitals? Written in an easy to read and lyrical style, with touches of humor, “Cranio-What?” describes the importance of working with conventional medicine, how the words “cranium” and “sacrum” together form the Webster’s definition of the word, “craniosacral” and much more. Incidentally, the sacrum is the flat, triangular bone at the base of the spine. It’s all connected. And Voltaire’s lively quip, “The art of medicine consists of amusing the patient while nature cures the disease," is first acknowledged.

This light touch modality was first practiced behind closed doors at the turn of the last century, from 1901, to come out of the chrysalis with Dr. Upledger’s findings. Craniosacral practice is now a branch of integrative medicine. However, with the exception of Dr. Upledger’s book, “Your Inner Physician and You,” those who seek some plain, common sense information, for the sheer pleasure of the experience or in true need, find only techno-language-text books available that confuse.

“A primer is an ABC,” says James Nemec in his brief Introduction to “'Cranio-What?’ A CranioSacral Therapy Primer.” Offering fresh energy to the field of light touch therapies, this new book is designed more for those on the receiving end than for practitioners. The book is short, sixty-one pages, and complete with delightful photos and illustrations. Nemec emphasizes for the theme, “Few know that just as there is an art to giving craniosacral therapy, there is an art to receiving it.” And this applies to other light touch therapies.

The loose narrative begins in a high profile spa in Beverly Hills with the author donning a fluffy bathrobe for a massage. The massage doesn’t go very well, and so he hires another. Now, "it was as if an angel entered the room.” From here, he explores the differences between certified massage therapy and craniosacral therapy and how craniosacral can function before invasive procedures are enlisted. He then lyrically describes the healing of “presence” in craniosacral combined with a sense of invitation and a light touch. "Love does it all."

“’Cranio-What?’ A CranioSacral Therapy Primer” [9780979280573, Retail $12.95] is not only light reading, but a handsome book for any medical, integrative, or holistic office. It also functions as a stand-alone supplement for his series of four lyrical books on the subject: the award winning, “Touch the Ocean: The Power of Our Collective Emotions,” followed by, “Journeys: Stories Our Bodies Can Tell.” “Cranio-What?” is now the third book in the series and includes medical science behind craniosacral therapy that was edited out of the other narratives and real case histories. We explore more of the benefits of craniosacral therapy, its applications for children and infants, craniosacral therapy performed in the water with dolphins assisting, and with clients on the ocean shore. Contact to learn more.

What is the cost of a session? Since Medicare and Insurance now accept craniosacral therapy in some states, not all, add up the years of searching and perhaps being lost in a medical gamut, Nemec suggests, needless expenses with time wasted, and a session can factor out to about the cost of a couple bags of groceries on Thanksgiving, at today’s prices.

What is the book’s purpose? This little treasure of a book has been unashamedly designed for the lobbies of holistic offices and clinics. It is for those who would seek craniosacral therapy during a health crisis and for those after its quiet pleasure. “Cranio-What?” was originally a pamphlet that the author/practitioner wrote for his office in L.A. when he was first finding out about craniosacral therapy for himself.

After unexpected delays, publisher CraniOcean Media moved the publication date from September 2010 to November 11, 2010. It’s now available anywhere online, at better bookstores, and likely, your nearest holistic or acupuncture clinic. Why not make your first order on through the portal now?

Leading a double life, playwright James Nemec, has also worked as a Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT) and as a Craniosacral Therapist, Diplomat Certified, Upledger Institute (CST-D), for more than seventeen years. Celebrated in his field, his intuitive yet clinical approach is called CraniOcean. James Nemec's new, “'Cranio-What?’ A Craniosacral Therapy Primer” inspires gratitude and a fitting offering for the Thanksgiving Holidays.


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