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What is CranioSacral Therapy?

CranioSacral Therapy (CST) is a gentle hands-on style of bodywork that employs light-touch manipulations to adjust and mobilize bones of the cranium and spine; and release restrictions in connective tissue throughout the body.  Light-touch means 5-20 grams of pressure or traction in manual therapy techniques.

Typical effects include an immediate decrease in pain, improvement in function, increase in mental clarity, relief from effects of stress, and a profound sense of inner peace. 

 

Appropriate for all ages (my youngest client was 45 minutes old at the time), see how this gentle bodywork can help YOU feel so much better IN your body!

 

I am an Upledger Certified CranioSacral Therapist, in practice since 2002.  Also a Certified Teaching Assistant and Study Group Leader for the Upledger Institute. I provide mentoring for CranioSacral Therapy, and taught CranioSacral Therapy at the East West Healing Arts Institute in Milwaukee.  

Some of the issues I've addressed and relieved with CranioSacral Therapy. Click the link on my menu for a more comprehensive list of conditions and issues addressed: 

* Migraines

* Headaches, triggered by stress or weather

* Pressure in eyes, ears, sinuses 

* Long COVID: symptoms may include respiratory issues, headache, fatigue, GI issues, loss of smell/ taste, neurological issues, cognitive issues, neuropathy, etc.

* Stress/ anxiety

* Concussion, recent or long term symptoms

* Brain fog / concentration issues

* Neck/back pain

* Dizziness/ vertigo/ equilibrium issues

* Sinus problems and facial pain (acute or chronic, face and ears)

* TMJ issues, pain, clicking, range of motion

* Sacroiliac / sciatic pain

* Physical trauma from accidents (car, bike, falls etc)

* Sprains/ strains

* Post surgical dysfunction and pain

* Pre-surgical preparation for soft tissue

See my SER page for information about how this bodywork can address emotional/ mental pain and distress. 

Contact me directly with questions and for more details.

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My cell number is 414-688-6522, call or text me directly.

Locations and fees.  Please note that I require clients *over age 3* to bring and wear a face mask that covers the nose and mouth during craniosacral sessions:

2-3 Sundays per month in Skokie IL  

Address is given once your appointment is confirmed. The office is located on Old Orchard Road at I-94.

Fee is $90-$150 per 60 minute session, you choose the fee in that range.*

Contact me at 414-688-6522 to schedule a 60 minute craniosacral therapy session in Skokie. 

To my clients, colleagues, and coworkers at The Ommani Center in Pewaukee WI

Click the link for my personal note to you. 

How long is a typical session?  During a 60 minute session, you will receive craniosacral therapy for about 45-55 minutes, following a few minutes for your intake/ update of symptoms.. 

For pediatric sessions, which are scheduled for 60 minutes, children and babies may be complete after 30-45 minutes of therapy time.

Is it necessary to bring and wear a face mask to sessions?  Yes.  For the safety of my clients, myself, and the people in my life, I require you to bring and wear a face mask for the duration of the session, regardless of your vaccination status. If you are unable to wear a face mask, please discuss with me at least 48 hours before your appointment to see if it is possible to accommodate your needs. If you are wearing a single-layer fabric face mask, I will request that you change to a more effective face mask, that I will provide. See my COVID-19 Precautions page for more details.  

Payment is due at the time service is rendered. 

Check, cash, Zelle, and credit cardsare accepted. 

*Please note that for credit card payments, the cardholder must be present at the time services are rendered. 

What to wear for CranioSacral Therapy sessions?  All therapy is performed fully clothed.  I suggest wearing comfortable clothes, or bring comfortable clothes to change into and wear for the session, your preference.  

Late cancellations:  There is no fee or penalty for late cancellations due to illness, or symptoms of illness, or complications related to symptoms of illness (fever, extreme sudden fatigue, sudden loss of taste/ smell, coughing, sneezing, sudden onset of body aches).  

My training

Practicing and studying Upledger CranioSacral Therapy since 2002.

Licensed Massage Therapist in Wisconsin: 14696-146 and Illinois: 227.018549 

Upledger courses completed:

CranioSacral Therapy 1 (CST1)

CranioSacral Therapy 2 (CST2

Somato Emotional Release 1 (SER1)

Somato Emotional Release 2 (SER2

Advanced CranioSacral Therapy 1 (ADV1) 

CranioSacral Therapy for Pediatrics (CSP

CST and Working with Chronic Depletion (CSWCD

CranioSacral Therapy for the Immune Response (CSIR)

CranioSacral Therapy for the Immune Response: Palpating and treating Inflammation in the Thorax (CSIRTH)

CranioSacral Therapy for the Immune Response: Palpating and treating Inflammation in the Pelvis (CSIRPE

CranioSacral Therapy for the Immune Response: Palpating and treating inflammation in the Extremities (CSIREX)

CranioSacral Therapy for the Immune Response: Palpating and treating Inflammation in the Abdomen (CSIRAB)

CranioSacral Therapy and Cyclus Vitae: Working with grief and loss: (CSCV

CranioSacral Therapy for the Cranial Nerves 1 (CSCN1)

CranioSacral Therapy for Longevity: Reversal of the Aging Process (CSLRAP)

CranioSacral Therapy, Touching the Brain 1 (CTTB1)

The Brain Speaks  (TBS1) 

Sensory Integration for CranioSacral Therapists (SICS