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Biodynamic Craniosacral therapy is one of the most transformative therapies I have ever encountered. Fundamentally, it is listening to the body and what it has to say about how to heal. It is helpful for a wide range of diseases and imbalances. Fundamentally, it supports the parasympathetic nervous system that functions to rest, digest and heal. When the body is in that state, it can process what has been overwhelming and see more possibilities of how to move forward. It sometimes feels like hitting the 'reset' button. The body has the time and space to process and integrate.
A biodynamic craniosacral treatment is a very gentle, hands-on therapy. The client is fully clothed, comfortably lying on a massage table. I will listen with my hands, paying specific attention to areas of pain or tension. This type of therapy was developed by osteopathic physicians originally. We listen to the rhythms in the body; how the cells 'breathe'. By supporting this process, the body heals. Circulation and the energetic rhythm are restored and the body can function better.
To find health should be the object of the doctor. Anyone can find disease.
To cure disease the abnormal parts must be admitted to the normal.
A. T. Still MD, DO
I have extensive training in cranial work with a variety of teachers including Robyn Michele Jones LMT, Cherionna Menzam-Sills, Todd Jackson, LMT, Mike Boxhall, Mary Seamster LMT and Anna Chitty. I was a founding member of the board of the Northwest Cranial Association for 12 years and attend craniosacral conferences regularly with European osteopathic doctors. I am a member of the Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy Association of North America (BCTA-NA) and have earned the RCST® designation. I have been a teaching assistant for a foundation course for the BCTA/NA with Robyn Michele Jones and plan on becoming a certified teacher. I have studied a variety of other hands-on modalities including Somatic Re-education (Ortho-Bionomy), Reiki, Biogenesis healing tools, and shiatsu massage. I find that these different techniques complement each other.
I am excited to be part of the team at NW Naturopathic Medicine. Craniosacral therapy is beneficial for people with PTSD, anxiety and depression as well as musculoskeletal complaints and chronic pain. It is a great adjunct to mental health counseling when the body wants to catch up with what the brain already understands.
When I am not seeing patients I love being outdoors trail running, hiking, river rafting and white water kayaking. I am training for a marathon and my first ultrathon (55k) scheduled for October 2020.
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