Somato-Emotional Release Therapy is a natural extention of CranioSacral Therapy. Dr. Upledger and biophysicist, Dr. Zvi Karni, found that the body often retains (rather than dissipates) physical forces from an accident , injury or emotional trauma. The body isolates this dysfunction and creates what is called an "energy cyst". A reasonably healthly body can adapt to "energy cysts", but eventually, because of the additional energy it takes to keep it isolated, there will often be dysfunction that occurs - sometimes days, sometimes years later. Patterns of dysfunction or emotional difficulties develop or become more prominent. Through the use of manual and verbal processing skills, these energy cysts can be released. During Somato-Emotional Release the client's body will often move into the position that it was in when the original trauma took place. Sometimes there is an emotion that is felt and other times its a very quiet letting go of this old pattern or trauma. Afterwards, there can be great relief, an end to symptoms and the body is able to heal.