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symptoms

The body is a beautifully intricate and complex system. As a species we are prone to instability and stress in the primary Atlas/occipital joint (below the skull) and suffer chronically tight, spastic (sub-occipital) neck muscles. The result is compensation and constant pressure on the dura around the brain stem, spine, cranial nerves and vertebral arteries.  This core weakness can be the source of many uncomfortable and chronic symptoms:

Common physical and structural symptoms:

  • Headaches and Migraines

  • Chronic pain and pressure at the base of the skull.

  • Neck and shoulder pain

  • Chronic muscular tightness along the spine

  • Chronic fatigue and Fibromyalgia

  • TMJ and ringing in the ears

  • Head forward, shoulders collapsed

  • Curvature of spine

  • Bulging discs, spinal stenosis

  • Leg length difference and hip rotation

  • Low back pain and sciatica

  • Feeling unbalanced

Common mental and neurological symptoms

  • Fight or flight, social anxiety and stress

  • Feeling ungrounded and disconnected

  • Brain fog and lack of clarity

  • Trouble with sleep and relaxation

  • Persistent sense that there is something 'off' or 'wrong' but can't articulate the issue

  • Dizziness and vertigo

  • Pressure and disruption of Vagus Nerve, causing issues with respiration, digestion, and heart rate.

  • Lack of inspiration

Address the cause of your health issues, not just the symptoms. 


I have been feeling amazing! It has been several weeks now, and I haven’t felt even a twinge of anything from my neck. I’m completely pain and stress-free. I stand taller and my posture is so different - I notice that all the time.
— Karen, Clearwater, FL

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The method

For a variety of reasons, stemming back from early childhood development, the vital entry point where the skull and spine merge is unstable and chronically stressed due to a weakness and imbalance in the upper neck and occipital ridge, obstructing our Life Force and creating compensatory tension and pain, as chronically spastic muscles work harder to protect and secure the instability.

This was discovered by Swiss René-Claudius Schuemperli, himself painfully affected by occipital imbalance and tension. Between 1993 and 1996, he developed a revolutionary method to release and stabilize one of the greatest connections in the body, the entry point of all our bodily sensations and higher conscious activity. This modality employs trigger point therapy, neural-muscular and vibratory massage, cranial sacral, acupressure techniques and chakra balancing.

With Atlas Activation, Michael can help you reach the root of your issues through balancing your physical being and integrating energetic movement to activate you towards your true and healthy path.