Craniosacral therapy is a gentle technique that works with a person’s innate ability to find balance. Directed by the client’s internal healing capacity, it releases restrictions impacting the central nervous system. With the client fully clothed, the practitioner applies a light force to facilitate the free movement of body tissues and fluids. As the body is an interconnected network, tensions in one area will pull on others, including the brain and spinal cord. Working with the central nervous system structures, craniosacral therapy can have widespread effects. Developed in the 1970s by osteopathic physician John Upledger, research on the modality grows.
Currently, there is evidence suggesting substantial improvement in chronic pain and overall well-being. Additionally, case studies and clients regularly report beneficial changes with the following conditions:
OTR/L, Occupational Therapist
Beth has had a long-standing interest in human development, pursued through the arts, education, psychology, health and wellness, and spirituality. She studied French language and literature, studio art, and psychology prior to getting her Master of Occupational Therapy. Her work history includes teaching English conversation to French students, assisting in a special education classroom, supporting adults with vocational rehab and dual diagnosis recovery, and working with families and children with developmental delays. In addition to work and formal education, Beth has explored various mind-body-spirit practices, including martial arts, yoga, reiki, meditation, and mindfulness. She is a craniosacral therapist, a registered yoga teacher (RYT-200), and a student of Ayurveda. She has experienced the inter-relatedness of mind, body, and spirit through her own practice and her service to others.
She believes in the value of addressing all of them for optimum wellness. Integration is a guiding principle for Beth, with endless applications, from integrating sensory information to integrating the impact of an illness or disability into a valued lifestyle.