In a holistic bodywork session, your body is speaking–and I am listening.
It’s time to free your body of pain. Perhaps you're experiencing symptoms that don't respond to conventional treatment, or perhaps what worked for so long is no longer working: something is holding you back, and you can't shake those old patterns! In order to move forward in life, you need a shift in your physical and emotional state.
The good news is that your body is always “on the phone,” telling us what it needs in any given moment. My job is to “pick up the phone,” skillfully listen and provide the help your body is requesting. I choose from my toolbox of modalities–Visceral and Neural Manipulation, CranioSacral therapy, Energy work, Sound Therapy and massage–and combine them in a holistic session, according to your body’s guidance.
Let’s remove those old, painful patterns, free your body and mind and help you live the life you want! Receiving holistic bodywork sessions on a regular basis will help address any issues you have today, as well as prevent problems in the future! Read below about the different techniques I may use in your session.
Rates & Information
All sessions are called “Bodywork” but may combine any of the modalities below. We will determine the details of what you want and need at the beginning of your appointment.
45 minutes: $80
60 minutes: $90
75 minutes: $107
90 minutes: $125
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Five 60-minute sessions – $415 (save $35)
Five 90-minute sessions – $575 (save $50)
Monday 8:30am – 6pm
Wednesday 8:30am – 6pm
Thursday 8:30am – 6pm
Friday 8:30am – 6pm
I do not work Tuesdays and Sundays
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Craniosacral therapy uses very light touch at the head, sacrum and various points on the body to balance the craniosacral system: the 22 separate bones of the skull, nerves, craniosacral fluid, and connective tissues of the cranium and spinal cord. The fluid that surrounds the brain and flows from the cranium to the sacrum along the spinal cord is called craniosacral fluid; its wave-like pulse is called the craniosacral rhythm (CSR). Like all the body's systems, which are interconnected and influence each other, the health of the craniosacral system will affect the overall health of your body.
During a session, I feel for disturbances in the rate, amplitude, symmetry, and quality of flow of the CSR. By listening with my hands to the movement of the CSR, I help your body make the shifts it needs to come back into balance.
Craniosacral therapy is ideally suited for ADHD, headaches, chronic middle ear infection, pain, and general health maintenance. It is recommended for autism, fibromyalgia, heart disease, pneumonia, arthritis, chronic sinus infections, and gastroenteritis and there are reported benefits for eye dysfunction, dyslexia, depression, motor coordination difficulties, TMJ, hyperactivity, whiplash, cerebral palsy, certain birth defects, and other central nervous system disorders.
Visceral and Neural Manipulation
Every structure in your body— organs, arteries, nerves, etc. —is held in place by a strong web of connective tissue called 'fascia'. Every structure has its particular "dance" in the body, gliding in harmony with its neighbors. Free movement of these structures is primary to good health. This web of fascia connects everything to everything else!
But when there is physical or emotional trauma to the body from injuries, surgeries or acute stress and upheaval, the fascia and the structures it holds become restricted, creating lines of tension throughout the web that the body is forced to move around. When that chronic irritation dominoes through the body, it creates over time a whole host of dysfunction. Symptoms like unexplained pain, incontinence, headaches, tingling down your arm, balance problems, etc., can be the consequence of unaddressed restrictions (sometimes created years ago- remember when you fell off the swing when you were 8 years old?!).
How are Visceral and Neural Manipulation Performed?
VM and NM use specific, soft touch to gently release restrictions. (See my demo video above.) The body may adjust immediately, or it may take some time for symptoms to subside. Following is a partial list of disorders that can be helped by VM/NM:
Whiplash, TBI and concussion
Digestion & Elimination
Bloating and Constipation
Nausea and Acid Reflux
Women's and Men's Issues
Chronic Pelvic Pain
Fibroids and Cysts
Bladder, Prostate Dysfunction
Effects of Menopause
Headaches and Migraines
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Sciatica and lower back pain
Pain Related to:
Post-operative Scar Tissue
Post-infection Scar Tissue
Constipation and Gastritis
Infant Colic and Birth injuries
Anxiety and Depression
Although it's something most people can't perceive, the human energy field counts among the systems of the human body, just like the circulatory system, the pulmonary system, etc. Your energy system regulates the flow of electromagnetic energy in your body. Every living thing, including every cell of your body, is in a constant state of vibration. This creates an electromagnetic field around your body, which can be sensed by others, and accessed for healing. When you enter a room and take an immediate like or dislike to someone you've never met, this is an example of two energy fields meeting and exchanging information!
By addressing the energy field we influence the health of the body, and vice versa. I use my intuition and training in Healing Touch to listen to your body and address its energetic imbalances. Energy work can be performed with the client clothed, or unclothed and draped with a sheet; I place my hands on or off the body, sensing where the energy is not flowing as it should, and helping it to ‘unstick’. Often, you will experience deep relaxation at the end of a session; sometimes blockages are cleared, and you will have a lot of energy!
Vibrational Sound Therapy
Sometimes in the course of a session, it becomes clear that there's a need for an extra "nudge" to help release a restricted nerve, soften unyielding connective tissue, or to expand contracted energies. I've found sound, as a vibrational element, is a powerful ally in my healing toolbox. Whether I use my voice or a singing bowl, these vibrations create relaxation and ease where before there was stress and tightness!
Sound can be made visual! Check out this Cymascope video of the sound of singing bowls…
Transitional Care and Sound Therapy
I love to bring one of my harps or singing bowls to play for someone who has just been discharged from the hospital or another facility. Often, people who have experienced hospitalization feel anxiety and pain upon returning home. Harp music soothes, relieves stress, decreases pain, and creates an environment that allows the patient to heal faster and avoid going back to the hospital: in a Mayo Clinic study, 30–50 percent of patients who received harp therapy within 24 hours of being hospitalized reported significant decrease in their fatigue, anxiety, sadness and pain. I also play harp or singing bowls for hospice patients, to help them in their transition. I charge $100 to travel to your site to provide this service for one hour.