The spinal flow technique guides the body to naturally release those stored stresses from the body allowing it to move from a sympathetic (fight/flight/freeze) state into parasympathetic (rest and digest) state.

Dr Carli Axford (former Chiropractor of 20 years) created Spinal Flow® Technique to help people release stress & trauma stored in the body and allow healing. There is an innate wisdom inside every human body to restore, allay and mend itself. Just as our gut digests our food and our hair grows, our bodies know how to heal by harnessing the nervous system.

Spinal Flow is a blend and coming together of many different modalities and approaches to healing that worked for Dr. Carli and helped her clients. They include:

  • Chiropractic
  • SacroOccipital Technique
  • Bio-Geometric Integration
  • Network Spinal Analysis
  • Cranial Osteopathy
  • Activator Methods
  • Logan Basic
  • Kinesiology
  • Torque Release Technique
  • Yoga
  • Meditation
  • Reiki
  • Kundalini
  • Inner Dance
  • Inner Guidance
  • Breathwork
  • Chakra Integration
  • Enneagram
  • Intuitive Medicine

Spinal blockages are like static interference for our master controller – the spine and nervous system – which can block the flow of our body’s aptitude to heal itself. Spinal Flow Technique® helps locate blockages that cause symptoms like pain or illness by making contact with the 33 access points of the spine to allow healing to happen. Certified Spinal Flow® Technique practitioners understand how to effectively assess and enable the body to connect to the ease that exists within. 

The human body has everything it needs inside of it to heal, particularly the 33 access points. Practitioners learn where these access points are located on the body, and how to make contact with them to release spinal blockages. The 33 access points are located mostly on the sacrum and cranium, where the dura mater is closest to external touch. Making contact with these access points sends a message to the brain to release spinal blockages. This is a transformative experience and helps people with symptoms ranging from pain, depression, anxiety, headaches, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue and more.


The 7 chakras are in the same location as the 7 gateways and have many elements in common.  Spinal Flow technique teaches how to use this knowledge, but also is s technique that can be used to facilitate healing


The 7 gateways of the spine are the main assessment tool used in Spinal Flow® Technique. Each gateway holds different symptoms and stories of an individual’s life experience, particularly with regards to stress & trauma.

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Science of Spinal Flow Technique

The human body has been perfectly designed to serve us with the senses, organs and anatomy that enable us to function by walking around, looking after ourselves and thinking.

The spine and nervous system are the master controllers of the human body but stressors can interrupt the healthy flow of messages up and down the spine through our nerves to our organs.

Spinal Flow Technique’s detailed understanding of the 7 gateways of the spine and 33 access points help practitioners learn everything they need to know about enabling the Spinal Wave and helping others release spinal blockages.

The anatomy of the spine – and its intimate connection to glands, organs and tissues throughout the body – are the basis of Spinal Flow Technique.

Philosophy of Spinal Flow

The body has its own wisdom, and this is the philosophy that underpins Spinal Flow Technique.

There is a Spinal Wave™ inside every human body, waiting to connect our brains with our nervous system and fully explore the wisdom within and allow healing to happen.

The body has an innate intelligence to help us respond to the demands of the world around us. Just as there is a state of equilibrium – where healing, digestion and wellbeing happen – there is equally a load of pressure and stress in our modern lives.

There are three most common forms of stress that are stored as spinal blockages. Emotional stress from past traumas, chemical stress from the foods we eat and the products that surround us and physical stress from accidents, postural strain or sustained sitting lead to blockages.

Spinal Flow Technique uses touch, palpation, anatomical postural assessments and the 7 gateways of the spine to help locate spinal blockages.

All certified practitioners learn the art of touch, palpation and other techniques to find and release spinal blockages, as well as the key assessments and tests.

Spinal Flow Technique practitioners learn how to communicate with clients so they can identify the layers of stress and how long they have been stored in the body.