To me, massage therapy is equal parts clinical science and intuitive art. Skilled healing touch serves an essential role in women's health and well-being. Women come to my table to relax and restore their energy during times of stress, for support during childbearing years or they choose to incorporate monthly massage into their personal health care.
I offer integrative massage drawing upon training in deep tissue techniques, Swedish or relaxation massage, Zen shiatsu, Thai yoga massage, massage for pregnancy, labor & postpartum as well as advanced techniques for women's health (belly, womb & pelvis) - each session is uniquely supportive to mind & body while harmonizing the subtle energy system.
Massage therapy for women can:
- help heal adrenal fatigue and exhaustion
- enhance sleep and increase energy levels
- reduce feelings of anxiety or depression
- improve range of motion & physical alignment
(especially computer or "nursing neck" and post-birth pelvic alignment)
- support fertility
- soothe symptoms of PMS
- alleviate pelvic floor pain & issues
- improve digestion and metabolism
- strengthen immune system and lymphatic flow
- foster positive body image
In essence, CST is a modality that creates deep change through gentle touch.
The craniosacral system consists of the brain, the spinal cord and three layers surrounding them, the meninges. Enveloped in these structures is something called cerebral-spinal fluid- the internal hydraulic pump of this system creates a slow, subtle rhythm that resonates throughout the entire body. Through skillful and compassionate touch, one can can realign and resolve patterns of tension and inner disturbance that can manifest as anything from headaches, migraines, TMJ syndrome, mood imbalances, chronic stress response, digestion issues, etc. Becoming a student & practitioner of CST has helped me cultivate a deeper, more nuanced ability to listen and thus, perceive and enhance the body's innate wisdom & healing capacity.
craniosacral therapy can support
fertility - helps women regulate normal hormonal levels and release tensions and torsions in the myofascial system for optimal pelvic alignment as well as quelling anxiety and strong emotions that may be influencing nervous system, physical stress and healthy sleep patterns.
postpartum - help restore musculoskeletal reintegration, alignment, emotional balance, pelvic health, completing energetic birth circuit as well as healing birth trauma
adrenal support & hormonal balance - CST acts so deeply upon our central nervous system that is has ability to profoundly reset our seemingly hard-wired stress response; allowing our endocrine system to re-regulate thereby replenishing our energy and vital LifeForce.