My studies in bodywork began in 2008 and I am a graduate of the Institute of Psycho-Structural Balancing and Certified by the State of California for Massage Therapy.
I am also certified by Polarity Healing Arts of California for Integrative Craniosacral Unwinding. This is energy work.
The modalities I apply in a session include but are not limited to, Swedish, Advanced Circulatory, Deep Tissue and Craniosacral Unwinding.
I consider myself a “bodyworker”. Bodywork is a unique and holistic approach to treating the body, which incorporates more than one modality of healing techniques.
My Craniosacral Journey
In December of 2012 I had a manual chiropractic adjustment that was entirely too aggressive for my body at that time. I am a supporter of chiropractic, but this particular session, combined with the stress of much commuting and current life at that time, was a very bad combination. As soon as my neck was manipulated, I knew my body had experienced some level of trauma. For the next five months I was unable to sleep on my stomach, unable to turn my head without turning my entire torso and I had terrible pain in my neck. It felt as if there was something very wrong.
My neck felt as if it were no longer aligned and was clearly unable to move in a fluid pattern. When riding in a car I had to provide support, as absorbing the road bumps was very painful. I had X-RAYS, visited a doctor who suggested six weeks of physical therapy, to no avail, and then we would re-visit possible surgery. It was a very scary time. During this period it was suggested, by a fellow student at IPSB, that I consider having a craniosacral session with Gary Strauss from The Life Energy Institute. THIS was the turning point. After two sessions I experienced movement in my system. Energetic movement. He explained that when the body goes into trauma, physical trauma, it will learn to acclimate within that trauma until the body can release the blocked energy. A couple months later my neck turned with ease! It was at that time I decided that craniosacral was a path I was going to take. I began the craniosacral program lead by Gary at Polarity Healing Arts of California. I have personally experienced true healing with this modality and have witnessed my clients experience the same.