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Atlas Activation is a deep sub-occipital neck release that addresses chronic tension around the base of the skull and restores balance to the vital Atlas/Occipital joint at the top of the spine.  The Atlas vertebrae is the keystone of the spine that governs whole body balance and is necessary for proper neuromuscular functioning and structural alignment. Instability in this area is a major source of chronic tension and stress, creating patterns of compensation and degeneration. 


This significant location where the Atlas or C1 articulates with the skull is also known as "The Mouth of God" or the Medulla oblongata of the brain stem. This is a source point for receiving divine information and activating our intuition and wisdom.  When blocked, vital life force energy or Prana is restricted.

After the Atlas activation I noticed immediately an increased range of motion in my neck ā€“ side to side and up and down. This has remained in the weeks to date. Michael is an incredibly talented healer, and the session with him was pure joy.
— Adria E. | Honolulu, HI

Get free! The Atlas Activation is a gentle, neuromuscular massage that frees the occipital muscles that support the Atlas (C1) vertebra and the Occipital base cranial bone, removes tension and torquing along the spine and releases pressure off the brain stem and nerve tracts. It is a foundational re-alignment and activation, not a chiropractic adjustment, targeting muscles that support bone. The intention is to activate the body to self-heal and to restore balance again. The benefits are profound. For the first time, you will experience a secure and stable joint as intended by nature that will support the rest of the spine.

There is often an elevation and euphoria that follows and a centered, calm feeling.  You feel grounded in your body and light in your heart.  Your legs and hips balance.  Your cranials open and unwind.  Tension around the base of the skull soften.  Breath eases and opens.  The body becomes whole and connected.

This is the foundation, the starting point to a new experience.

The work you did on me has been incredible. I have felt different in many ways since the treatment. One is more energy, and another is less procrastination. That last one is a big one. And, of course, no spasticity. A life changer.
— Karen, Clearwater, FL
After my session yesterday, I felt light all over, fully open and tingling at my crown. I was fully aware of a feeling of circulation from head to toe, my sinuses drained while still in session, my ears popped repeatedly which opened them up, and the ever-present tension in my jaw (TMJ) relaxed. My range of motion in my neck is significantly improved and I experienced a release in my hips and pelvis. I slept deeply after my session, without the constant shifting to accommodate tension and discomfort in my neck, as well as the sciatic pain or jumping in my right leg that has been present since age 15. This shift in my atlas is quite literally life-changing. Iā€™m grateful, Michael!
— M. Wagner, North Carolina - April 2017