Trauma Informed CranioSacral Therapy
CranioSacral Therapy (CST) is a gentle, hands-on approach that releases tensions deep in the body to help relieve pain and dysfunction and improve whole-body health and performance.
As an Occupational Therapist, I help adults and children who are affected by trauma to reduce pain, improve function and heal physically and emotionally through the gentle touch technique of CranioSacral Therapy. My focus is on how well you are functioning throughout your daily life. This includes your occupations of work, school, recreation/play, and sleep. I am able to work with you holistically through CranioSacral Therapy. CST is done with clothes on, and the position varied for comfort as needed.
CranioSacral Therapy (CST) is: research and evidenced based;
1: a light-touch, whole-body treatment technique developed by John E. Upledger, DO, OMM; works with the body’s craniosacral system to support and nourish the central nervous system — improving overall health and well-being.
2: a complementary method of hands-on bodywork; works with the natural and unique rhythms of the different body systems to pinpoint and address problem sources.
3: helps to alleviate the aches, pains and strains of life; improves coping mechanisms to allow for better management of stress.
4: improves the body’s ability to self-care; can produce profound, positive changes.
Occupational Therapy is a client-centred health profession concerned with promoting health and well being through occupation. The primary goal of Occupational Therapy is to enable people to participate in the activities of everyday life.
I am a practicing Occupational Therapist, wife and mother. For over 35 years, I have worked in a variety of settings: outpatient/in-patient rehabilitation and mental health; home health; and retired from the Anchorage School District after 22 years.
I feel passionately about the benefits of CST, and the journey toward healing. My own healing journey from multiple physical and emotional traumas has fundamentally benefitted from CranioSacral Therapy. Alaska is beautiful, and I enjoy being in nature whether gardening, camping, hiking or relaxing with a good book with my dog, Bella. Continuing education is a priority for me to improve and refine my skills.