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CranioSacral Therapy and MyoFascial Release

The techniques of both Upledger Institute CranioSacral Therapy  and John F. Barnes' MyoFascial Release approach  focus on treating the fascial system of the body. Fascia is connective tissue that gives shape and structure to our bodies.  It wraps around each cell, vessel, muscle fiber, muscle bundle, bone and organ as one large sheath of tissue.  Because the fascia connects throughout the body, an injury in one area can refer consequences to another part of the body.   John Barnes speaks about myofascial release in a youtube video.

Our fascia protects us and is designed to resist force.  This is why I use a very light pressure when interacting with it.  With a gentle, constant touch, the fascia softens and unwinds.  You can see a video of live fascial tissue here.

Please bring a bathing suit (two-piece for women) or running shorts and a sports bra (for women) to change into prior to your session.

The CranioSacral system consists of the soft tissues and fluid that protect your brain and spinal cord.

CranioSacral Therapy (CST) is a gentle treatment that assists your body in releasing old injuries and improves the flow of cerebro-spinal fluid, which feeds the nervous system.  

I treat both adults and school-age children.  Some conditions I have worked with include  ADHD, Bell's Palsy, chronic headaches, Multiple Sclerosis, chronic pain, injury recovery, emotional upsets, stress, low back pain, passage of kidney stones, depression, TMJ pain/dysfunction and anxiety.

Dr. Upledger teaches us that the core purpose of CranioSacral therapy is self-realization for the client.  I am not here to tell you why your back hurts or the reason behind your multiple injuries.  I am here to be grounded and present with you as your tissues unwind and your mind settles down into a place where you can access your own inner wisdom and the spark of the Divine within you.

 

 

In Healing Ancient Wounds:  The Renegade's Wisdom, John F. Barnes says "It is really hard for us all to face our fear.  We run from it.  We were taught to run from it.  We were taught not to feel anything.  When our fears start to surface, it's a little scary.  But I'll tell you, what's really scary is not getting in touch with it!  This is what distorts your life and your behavior, and it's what creates disease.  Myofascial unwinding is never injrious.  You will go through various aspects of tissue memory, and what you will hear from your paitents all the time is, 'Gee, I'd thought I already dealt with that.'  Well, they probalby had, at least on the intellectual level.  We're all good at that, but it's not enough.  A complete resolution will only occur once you feel the emotions that were associated with that person or event, and release all of those stored momeories.  Time doesn't take care of emotional wounds, it covers them up with fascial adaptive layer upon fascial adaptive layer.  This is why over time we all solidify and all these physical symptoms manifest themselves."

If you are looking for authentic healing and are ready to commit to yourself, then this work may be what you have been seeking.

I am honored to do this work. 

Some of the many conditions these techniques address are:

  • Migraines and Headaches
  • Chronic Neck, Jaw and Back Pain
  • PMS and Anxiety
  • Chronic Fatique and Fibromyalgia
  • Conditions CranioSacral Therapy May Affect:
  • Lower Extremity Edema
  • LumboSacral Dysfunction
  • Sacro-Iliac joint Dysfunction
  • Fusions
  • Disc Dysfunction
  • Bowel Issues
  • Ovarian Cysts
  • Hysterectomy
  • Pre/Post Childbirth
  • Endometriosis
  • Premenstrual Syndrome
  • Cramps
  • Prostate Issues
  • Chronic Pelvic Infection
  • Pelvic Surgeries
  • Scar Tissue
  • Infertility
  • Sciatica
  • Liver Dysfunction
  • Gallbladder Dysfunction
  • Digestive Issues
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Acid Reflux
  • Psoas Dysfunction
  • Pre/Post Abdominal Surgery
  • ThoracoLumbar Dysfunction
  • Asthma
  • Emphysema
  • Lower Rib Dysfunction
  • Post Mastectomy
  • Kidney Dysfunction
  • Immune System Issues
  • Headaches
  • Migraines
  • Upper Rib Dysfunction
  • Clavicle Dysfunction
  • Sternum Dysfunction
  • Respiratory Issues
  • Pleuritis
  • Neck Issues
  • Shoulder Issues
  • Decreased Lymph Mobility
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Sinus Issues
  • TempoMandibular Joint Issues
  • Ear Congestion/Infection
  • Sinuses Congestion/Infections
  • Suck/Swallow Issues
  • Speech Delays
  • Immune Disorders
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
  • Speech issues
  • Difficulty Chewing
  • Endocrine Disorders
  • Thyroid Dysfunction
  • Fatigue
  • Hyperactivity
  • Morning Sickness
  • Labor Pain
  • Low/High Blood Pressure
  • Fever
  • Hyper-Sympathetic Tone
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Visceral Issues (re. Vagus Nerve)
  • Cervical Issues
  • Pelvic Imbalance
  • Birth Trauma
  • Dizziness
  • Scoliosis
  • Lordosis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Neuropathy
  • Sciatica
  • Sacral Trauma
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Compressed Vertebrae
  • Facilitated Segments
  • Spinal Fusions
  • Herrington Rods
  • Arachnoiditis
  • Post Epidurals
  • Kyphosis
  • Visceral Dysfunction due to Nerve Root Innervation
  • Spinal Trauma
  • Chronic Myofascial Pain
  • Bruxism
  • Stress
  • Dental Issues
  • Head Trauma
  • Attention Deficit Hyper Disorder
  • Motor and Sensory Processing Issues
  • Visual Disturbances
  • Decreased Ability to Smell
  • Transient Ischemic Attacks (mini-strokes)
  • Memory Loss
  • Dementia
  • Fainting
  • Eye Motor Dysfunction
  • Depression
  • Autism
  • Scoliosis
  • Tinnitus
  • Seizure Disorder
  • Dyslexia
  • Dyscalculia
  • Bells Palsy