- Usually includes 50 mins of hands-on time.
- No insurance — direct payment only.
- Cash, card, check, or Square Cash.
Scheduling…………….Tues, Thurs, Fri and Sat
- First appointment at 8:30am.
- Last appointment at 5pm.
- You may schedule your session online
It’s good to have questions!
Feel free to contact me. (Call/text 206-552-0772)
I answer emails and return phone calls during my workweek, usually around 12 noon.
Who gets Craniosacral Therapy?
I’ve worked with people who have a clear diagnosis and I’ve worked with people who have a vague something that’s been getting in the way of the life they want to live. Sometimes they’ve managed quite well through a variety of care practices and use Craniosacral Therapy when they need a reset or a regular tuneup at any level — physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, etc. This work is often used in collaboration with other forms of manual therapy, movement therapy and psychotherapy.
How to prepare for a session?
Under ideal conditions you’ll give yourself extra time to arrive and get settled in the waiting area beforehand. There’s a simple health history form to fill out which you may print and complete ahead of time. There’s a restroom available and water. When we meet we’ll discuss your specific goals, your progress, and how to get the most out of your therapy. I also recommend that you take extra time for yourself afterwards for reflection and re‑integration.
What to wear?
Wear what makes you comfortable. Preferably something that’s easy to move in, such as yoga‑type clothes. No colognes or fragrances, please. While this is a hands‑on therapy, you’ll remain completely clothed. I’ll ask you to remove shoes and jewelry before getting on the table.
How far apart are sessions spaced?
I encourage you to be curious about how your body responds to the initial treatment and to follow your internal timetable for continuation. Whether it’s a regular maintenance schedule or intensive craniosacral care around a short time period, the best treatment plan is when you decide what’s best for you.
What ‘style’ of Craniosacral Therapy do you practice?
John E. Upledger was the American osteopathic physician who developed Craniosacral Therapy. All of my teachers studied directly under him and that is my lineage. The terms he coined were intended to reach medical professionals as well as laypeople — he taught to both. You can view my credentials here.
What to expect?
Once you’re on the table, lying comfortably on your back, fully clothed, I use my hands to lightly palpate and pay attention to the pulse of your craniosacral rhythm (the slight increase and decrease of cerebrospinal fluid) to find what areas of the body are moving well and what areas might not be moving as well in response to this rhythmic movement. You may notice my hands will begin in a place — perhaps the primary area of restricted motion — which may or may not be where you’ve been feeling the pain or problem. I aim to follow your body’s lead and help you tune in to what’s going on as I support the subtle changes taking place.
What does it feel like?
It’s tough to describe what Craniosacral Therapy feels like because often it feels like accessing a place beyond words. Many people are surprised by the depth of relaxation they can reach so quickly. Some people feel like they’re falling asleep, but not quite.
What makes the craniosacral system work?
New science is revealing that we know less and less about what is actually happening. One idea emerging is that sleep plays a crucial role in the brain’s proper fluid flow (University of Rochester ). It may be that skilled Craniosacral Therapy is so effective because it mimics or enhances these types of functions that help the brain and body rest and repair.
What conditions do you treat?
Craniosacral therapy is often used as a treatment for long‑standing patterns and long-held stresses and strains, even from birth. Skilled craniosacral work is particularly effective for: headaches, migraines, chronic pain, TMJ disorder, concussion, injury recovery, disorders of anxiety (e.g. PTSD), mood (e.g. depression) and behavior (e.g. ADD), issues of the immune system, cognitive decline and low vitality.
I made this chart to help illustrate why people usually come in to see me for Craniosacral Therapy. Do you fit somewhere on this continuum? More or less? Then I’d venture to say you’re in the right place.