Some Thoughts on Covid From a Manual Therapist

January 15, 2021

I wanted to share some information on how Covid is affecting people as they recover.

I have had the opportunity to work with several post-Covid patients, and I am finding some similarities in them. This is a serious disease that when it manifests in its worst form, it creates blood coagulation, blood clots in the internal organs, most notably the lungs along with pneumonia. 

When someone comes to see me post-Covid for the first time, what I notice is a severe dampening of any of the subtle movements of the body.

The lymph flow is stagnant, the cranial rhythm is sluggish and off balance, the blood filled organs lack good motility, the muscles feel flaccid and heavy, full of congestion. I am doing a 5 part series to address each system individually and in concert with others. My athletes seem to do fine after one series, my less fit clients might need 2 or 3 depending on how ill they were and how many other issues they deal with.

I start with opening and draining the lymph system to open up the body's detoxification route.

Then I work with the internal organs to get them moving again. Your organs should move with the breathing cycle, sliding and gliding on the peritoneal sheaths. This is called mobility. They also have their own inherent “motility” that is not dependent on the breathing cycle. There should be no restriction in either motility or mobility. I believe the chronic exhaustion being experienced by Covid patients lies here in the blood filled organs, lungs, liver, kidneys and spleen that cannot recharge themselves because they can’t remove waste materials and reoxygenate with fresh blood well.

The next thing is to get the cranial system moving well so that the brain can get back online and support the body healing process. I gently tune into the bones of the head and sacrum to release tension in the dural tube around the brain and spinal cord. This helps to drain waste and allow fresh blood into the brain and nervous system. Clearer grounded thinking is a common result with a relief of headaches, temporal mandibular dysfunction, sinus congestion, and poor eyesight.  


2 or 3 good deep flushing massages to the muscles will help to reoxygenate muscle tissue and remove waste material that creates a feeling of heaviness and tiredness. 

My clients are reporting that they are finally feeling like themselves again. Having more energy and feeling as if their brain is on and functioning well.

Working in the “fluid body” is a very subtle process.

People have been trained to think that harder is better. If you are chronically having to have knots or trigger points beat on to make it feel better you most likely have poor fluid drainage and it is creating all over fibrosity. Lymph congestion, stagnancy creates fibrosity in the body. With fibrosity comes the need for deep difficult work that if done incorrectly, creates a need for more deep work by creating damage that becomes more fibrotic as part of the healing process. It is a downward spiral. Working with the fluid body, I find the best area of movement and encourage it to move better. That movement starts a chain reaction throughout the body to bring you into fully moving high vibrational Being instead of an old tired brick. One that hurts. 


I am here to serve that and help you find your best, healthiest you.


Jacqueline Linder


Hi, I'm Jacqueline

In my 30 years of treating everything from head injuries to unresolved trauma, I've come to appreciate Complementary Therapies, including Shamanism, Light and Sound Therapies, and Quantum Energetics. 

Vital Power Transformations was created for you to learn how to heal yourself, connect to your divine source through your body and take that beautiful shining Heart light into the world to help it transform. 

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