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Balanced Bodies

Healing Applications

How do I help you create change and bring more peace and joy into your body?

I use a three-prong approach to create change in your body which includes the healing modalities of Craniosacral Therapy, Prenatal and Perinatal Somatic Psychology, and felt-sense somatic techniques. All pain and emotional discomfort is a signal from the autonomic nervous system that something is wrong and needs repair. The brain controls our behaviors and thought patterns. Most of the time, we are not even aware of the software program that is running our life, our beliefs, or our actions. In order to reduce chronic pain or change habitual patterns, you must first become aware of what the pattern is and where the root of it originates. The majority of problems people face today come from chronic stress and parenting techniques they were exposed to growing up.

The nervous system we develop as a child has vast sensory and learning capabilities, and a kind of memory neuroscientists call implicit memory. It’s the implicit memory that needs to be unearthed and brought to the forefront of your awareness. I take the knowledge of Prenatal and Perinatal Somatic Psychology to help uncover how your nervous system is shaped and conditioned.

Why are doctors not talking to you about your past and your family’s past and how it impacts your nervous system?

Since René Descartes made his agreement with the Roman Catholic Church to keep science separate from religion in the 1600s, traditional western medicine separated the body from the spiritual essences governing the nervous system, the endocrine systems, and the chakra systems. Over time, ancient spiritual knowledge of how the body and mind work together was forgotten. At our core, we are spiritual beings interconnected with energy all around us. In the past 100 years, psychologists, philosophers, and scientists are waking up to this knowledge again. During the 1990s, the so-called Decade of the Brain, the transdisciplinary realm of neuroscience exploded, uniting all the separate scientific disciplines with the spiritual sciences. The New Age of Consciousness is upon us and leads me to speak about how I use different disciplines to assist you in implementing lasting healing and change for your body.

CranioSacral Therapy Elements

My CranioSacral Therapy skills facilitate tracking the energetic patterns held in your body. This is where science intersects with spirit. Quantum physics has proven that physical matter oscillates between particle and wave form, or stated differently, matter is constantly shifting between physical form to light waves. But why? Physicists discovered the cause for the shift in states of being between particle and wave form is the presence of a conscious observer. So, what does this all mean?

It means the practitioner (myself) is the conscious observer tracking the state of being in your body, and by sitting with a neutral frame of mind, your body will shift, and release physical densities that are stuck, thereby allowing more energy flow. This intimate type of support allows your body access to the energy tied up in managing the strain pattern. Your body Intelligence can now reallocate this energy to heal itself. Thus, I support your Innate Wisdom in shifting states of being.

How does Felt-Sense Exploration play into the therapeutic process?

The third prong of the stool is felt-sense exploration, also known as Somatic Experiencing, a healing method developed by Peter Levine. This part of the process is when you become the conscious observer of events happening in your body, so you can make the shifts in states of being on your own without the support or help of a therapist. I speak with you about what is happening in your body when you recall a memory and we explore the sensations you notice in the present time. This sort of dialogue builds a mind-body connection and also helps you increase capacity to feel when your body shifts between states of being: parasympathetic, sympathetic, and states within the social nervous system. Ultimately, you and I create a roadmap of the physical and energetic terrain of your body and mind that makes up you. Building greater body-mind connection empowers you to become more embodied, more conscious, and thus more capable to create change in your life for whatever intention you set for yourself.

Need More Explanation?

I encourage you to call me so I can help explain how this type of therapy is revolutionary and effective in ways traditional medicine is not. You will have a reckoning with your subconscious mind and unleash the Power you already have within you. Don’t wait, call now! If you want more information first, you can read all the applications craniosacral therapy is used to treat, and you can check out my HEAL FROM BIRTH page.

What if I just need to relieve physical ailments?

Then my therapy protocol is much more straightforward. I use Craniosacral Therapy, Massage Therapy, Trigger Point Therapy, and/or Myofascial Therapy to help people with physical ailments like bone fractures, impact trauma, vertigo, TMJ, breastfeeding challenges, neck/back pain. Please see a list below of all the ailments somatic-based therapies can help:

Cranial Sacral Therapy Treats:

Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS)

Alzheimer’s disease

Anxiety and panic attacks

Appendectomy

Arachnoiditis

Arthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA), Osteoarthritis (OA)

Asthma

Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) including Asberger Syndrome

Bells Palsy

Blackouts and fainting spells

Breast cancer (post mastectomy)

Bruxism (teeth grinding)

Cancer

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Cauda Equina Syndrome

Cerebral Palsy

Cesarean birth

Childbirth

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)

Chronic infections

Coccygeal pain

Compressed vertebrae

Cranial bone and meningeal membrane lesions

Degenerative brain disease (Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and senile dementia)

Depression (and endogenous idiopathic depression)

Digestive issues and bloating

Dyslexia (can be of oculomotor or nervous etiology)

Dysmenorrhea

Earache

Edema

Emphysema

Endometriosis

Fibroids

Fibromyalgia

Forceps birth

Headaches (and migraines)

Head injury

Heart disease (HBP, and atrial fibrillation)

Herniated vertebral discs

Hip replacement surgery

Hysterectomy

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD, acid reflux, heartburn)

Infant colic and feeding problems

Kyphosis

Limb length differences

Lordosis

Lymphatic stagnation

Memory loss

Menstrual cramps

Neck pain

Nerve Entrapment (including sciatica) and irritation (including carpal tunnel syndrome)

Neuralgia

Neuresthesia (including paresthesia such as in TOS)

Occlusion (bite) issues

Osteoporosis

Ovarian cysts

Paralysis

Parkinson’s disease

Post surgical recovery

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Pregnancy (can be used in all phases)

Prostate problems and repairs

Rotator cuff injury (and other shoulder and arm soft tissue dysfunction)

Sacral concussion

Sciatica

Seatbelt injury

Seizures

Seizures

Sleep disorders (including apnea and insomnia)

Spasticity

Speech problems

Spinal stenosis

Spondylolisthesis

Spondylosis

Strabismus

Strains and sprains and dislocations (recovery)

Stress

Stroke (post-stroke syndromes)

Subluxations (can be used by a chiropractor to normalize soft tissue)

Sympathetic nervous system hypertonus (reticular alarm system)

Temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMJD)

Tendonitis

Tenosynovitis

Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (TOS)

Thyroid problems

Tinnitus

Torticollis (and cervical muscle dysfunction)

Trauma and traumatic stress

Tumors

Urogential issues

Vacuum extraction birth

Vertigo

Vertebral fusion or vertebral implantation surgery

Whiplash injury

Pain Management and Recovery

Cranial Sacral Therapy is effective in reducing and eliminating chronic pain in a wide spectrum of conditions, and often correcting the underlying dysfunction. Its therapeutic effects on the nervous system reduce chronic sympathetic irritation by balancing the reticular formation(reticular alarm system) and by reducing facilitated spinal segments. The generally decompressive action of Cranial Sacral Therapy alleviates nerve pain, referred pain, and inflammatory pain.

CranioSacral Therapy can prevent the need for invasive surgical interventions and the over-reliance on pharmaceuticals. It can be also used post-surgery to normalize traumatized tissue, promote fluid exchange, and release toxic anesthetics from the nervous system. It is effective in helping patients get remobilized after a sustained health crisis or injury.

The CV-4 technique is utilized in pain management and can be combined with direction of energy techniques and positional release. The CV-4 technique induces craniosacral stillpoint, and may affect the reticular formation due to the proximity of the reticular formation and the fourth ventricle.

SomatoEmotional Release enhances the effectiveness of pain management by treating the underlying emotional and experiential causes of pain and chronicity and can be utilized to decrease emotional co-morbidities.

Stress and Traumatic Stress

Cranial Sacral Therapy effectively reduces stress and anxiety through tissue relaxation and release, lowering blood pressure, improving sleep rest, and reducing sympathetic hypertonus and irritability. Traumatic stress, including both the emotional and the somatic components, can be treated in Cranial Sacral Therapy through the SomatoEmotional Release process. Cranial Sacral Therapy has shown that, in physical or emotional trauma, energy impacts and is absorbed into the body. If the body cannot readily defuse the energy, it quarantines the harmful impact in an Energy Cyst, which, like any other toxic lump that the body can’t eliminate, may eventually cause dysfunction and disease. Cranial Sacral Therapy and SomatoEmotional Release have been clinically successful in cases of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and many other traumatic stress conditions.

A great deal of treatment involves training clients on recognizing their states of being within their autonomic nervous system. Ray Castellino describes the healthy functional range as the “Window of Presence”. John Chitty frequently stated, “The name of the game is changing the state.” Understanding how your ANS functions, empowers clients to take control of their lives and help manage stress with more resiliency and maintain states of being within this functional range more consistently. Therapy gives clients tools to change their state of being when they are overwhelmed.

Immune System Revitalization

Cranial Sacral Therapy provides immune system support and revitalization. The burden on our immune systems includes constant daily stress; pain, bodily accommodations, and pain suppression; toxic waste, chemicals, emotions and ideas; and the stress of enduring our immersion in a vast cultural dynamic of enforced ignorance about the nature of immunity, healing, and health. However, the immune system can be generally revitalized through the release of soft tissues and diaphragms, which improves lymphatic function, circulation, digestion, elimination, and organ function. Exchange of fluids and the resulting detoxification of tissues and organs can reduce the sensitivity to allergens.

Furthermore, the release of the craniosacral system including activating and balancing the ventricular system of the brain, balancing the activity of the reticular formation, and energizing the thymus gland can contribute to a more efficient immune response.

In the brain, the reticular formation secretes cortisol, which suppresses the immune system. Balancing the reticular formation can be achieved through a CV-4 induced craniosacral stillpoint, the direction of energy, therapeutic dialog, or SomatoEmotional Release, resulting in decreased cortisol secretion.

A craniosacral stillpoint also improves the production and circulation of craniosacral fluid, which carries antibodies and flushes toxins from the central nervous system, improving the overall function of the central nervous system. Craniosacral stillpoint has been shown to influence the immune response by reducing acute inflammation, fever, and infection.

Therapeutic dialog and SomatoEmotional Release can increase a patient’s awareness of their immune response, and engage the body’s natural ability to heal itself. This natural intelligence is the cornerstone of wellness and the reversal of the disease process.

Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation

The integration of Cranial Sacral Therapy with Physical Therapy and other rehabilitation modalities is extremely successful in clinical practice. Cranial Sacral Therapy provides an eclectic, non-deterministic and non-mechanistic approach to musculoskeletal mobilization, and has excellent therapeutic techniques such as SomatoEmotional Release, the direction of energy, and arcing for energy cysts, which assist a patient to resolve any emotional traumas and energetic issues which may underlie their condition. In addition, Cranial Sacral Therapy empowers patients by supporting their body’s natural power to heal, assists with pain management, reduces the need for often toxic medications and helps prevent the need for invasive surgery.

Obstetric and Pediatric Care

Utilizing Cranial Sacral Therapy in obstetric care is an excellent method of preventive healthcare. During pregnancy, soft tissue release, lumbosacral decompression, and increased fluid exchange balance the mother’s body, and help prepare it for the birth process.

For the newborn, a gentle Cranial Sacral treatment just after birth can ensure the correct functioning of the craniosacral system and prevent a broad spectrum of dysfunctions. It can also clear obstetrically induced traumas such as vacuum or forceps induced cranial compression, and meningeal strain which can occur during the sudden pressure drop that takes place during a cesarean birth. Induction of the sucking reflex and prevention of colic are a few basic ways the newborn can be eased of initial difficulty and dysfunction.

Dentistry

Cranial Sacral Therapy enhances dental care by providing techniques that ensure a dental patient’s craniosacral system remains balanced and that dysfunctions are not introduced into the craniosacral system as a result of orthodontic appliances, which often restrict maxillary movement. Cranial Sacral Therapy has a full range of techniques for the hard palate; release and mobilization of teeth, which encourages their natural positioning; and release of soft tissues in and around the oral cavity, including the hyoid.

Before dental work is performed, the craniosacral system can be balanced and any tension in the gums and teeth released, ensuring dental or orthodontic work is placed upon previously balanced structures. Then, after dental or orthodontic work is complete, especially following the removal of appliances, Cranial Sacral Therapy can be utilized to restore balance to the patient’s mouth, hard palate, temporomandibular joints, and cervical soft tissues.

Clinical Applications in Infants and Children:

Breastfeeding Problems

Tongue-Tie/Latch Issues

Gastrointestinal Problems (colic, pylorospasm, gas, spitting up & vomiting)

Inconsolable Crying

Sleep Disturbances

Ear Infections

Behavioral Issues (ADD, ADHD)

Hair Pulling/Head Banging

Vision Problems/Dyslexia

Headaches

Stomach Pains

Constipation

Sinus & Breathing Problems

Autism

Torticollis

Developmental Delays

I Travel To You!

If your location is within 20 miles of the clinic, the travel fee is waived. Within 30 miles, the travel fee is $15. From 30-50 miles, the travel fee is $25.