What is Bodywork Therapy?
You CAN find solutions for limited range of motion, lingering pain and effects of chronic injuries that still haunt your body. After almost three decades of being a holistic practitioner in the Healing Arts, I am deeply passionate about continuing to evolve and change my bodywork. With an empathetic ear, I am always listening to what my clients are wanting and needing in each session. I am also scanning their body to see where they are stuck in their bones, joints, muscles, or fascia, and what is causing limited range of motion, mobility, and lack of ease in their body. Sometimes there is need for breaking down scar tissue, or mobilizing joints that are frozen. Other times there are muscle or ligament tears from old injuries that need LED light therapy and require kinesiology taping to get out of pain.
What I have discovered over the years of being in a therapeutic bodywork practice is that everything is about motion, not really alignment. As long as the body is able to move in a fluid way there is less inflammation and less pain. My focus has always been strongly on empowering my clients to create lasting changes with a deep understanding of what is going on in their bodies so that they can move forward in their healing and not feel like a victim of their circumstances.
Benefits of Craniosacral Therapy
I specialize in craniosacral therapy in the mouth and head. Getting your head bones unstuck and moving is key to getting you out of pain or discomfort, which is why I always check to see how your past head trauma is affecting your health now. In my experience, every single person has had at least one head injury in their lifetime. Whether you bumped into something last week, or had a more serious trauma years or even decades ago, injuries that have not been properly dealt with can cause other issues in your body, such as pain in your back, neck, shoulders, or hips. Old injuries can also cause headaches and migraines. All of these symptoms can be alleviated with craniosacral therapy.
How Does Craniosacral Therapy Work?
What is craniosacral therapy? The main form of craniosacral therapy that I practice is Core Synchronism, which is an advanced form of Polarity and Craniosacral therapy that follows the movement of cerebrospinal fluid. Like ocean tides moving back and forth, so too is the cerebrospinal fluid flowing through our bodies. As a practitioner, I make sure that the rest of the body — the brain, muscles, bones, fascia, nerves and organs — is in balance and harmony with the ebbs and flows of the cerebrospinal fluid. Craniosacral therapy is incredibly relaxing and profoundly effective at gently easing stuck areas of the body back into fluid movement.
I had a client who was suffering from lower back pain and migraines. She would say, “another day another migraine” as she was so used to dealing with migraines every single day. After a few sessions of making sure her head bones were moving fluidly, her daily migraines became very infrequent and her back pain was significantly less. To say the least, she is very happy to live without the curse of daily migraines. I had another client with chronic pain in the arch of her foot since an old injury. The bones had been broken in many places, and some were completely shattered. She felt significant pain every time a rain storm would come through, and mild pain on clear days. When I first looked at her foot, I saw that the bones were moving in different directions, even though the breaks had healed a long time ago. After a few sessions, I was able to get all the bones in her foot moving in the same direction. The pain in her foot was gone — something she never thought was possible.