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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 as well.  Additional training includes Reiki energy work to Level II. 

Some of the issues I've addressed and relieved with CranioSacral Therapy: 

* Migraines

* Cluster migraines

* Headaches triggered by stress

* Migraines with aura/ visual disturbances

* Nausea/dizziness with migraine

* Pressure behind eyes or in temple area

* Concussion, recent or post-concussion

* Brain fog / difficulty concentrating

* Neck/back pain

* Dizziness/ vertigo/ equilibrium issues

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

* TMJ issues

* Facial soreness / pain

* Sacroiliac pain

* Sciatica

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

* Sprains/ strains

* Post surgical dysfunction and pain

*"Long COVID" symptoms: headache, fatigue, ache in lung/ ribs/ respiratory diaphragm, brain fog.  Please note that to book a session, you must be "recovered" (testing negative for active infection), along with other member of your household. 


And more!  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.

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

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

Tuesday - Friday in Pewaukee WI at

The Ommani Center for Integrative Medicine 

1166 Quail Court, Suite 210, Pewaukee, WI 53072

Fee: $80 per 60 minute session, $120 for 90 minutes 

Call 262-695-5311 to schedule an appointment at Ommani (do not text).

Sunday in Skokie IL  

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

Fee is $75-$125 per session, you choose the fee in that range.*

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

How long is a typical session?  During a 60 minute session, you will receive craniosacral therapy for about 45-55 minutes. During a 90 minute session (at Ommani), you will receive craniosacral therapy for about 75-85 minutes.

For pediatric sessions, which are scheduled for 60 minutes, children can feel 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. See my COVID-19 Precautions page for more details.  

My available office hours are by appointment only. 

Contact The Ommani Center directly to schedule a craniosacral appointment in Pewaukee WI.  Contact me directly to schedule an appointment in Skokie IL.  

Payment is due at the time service is rendered at both locations. 

Check, cash and credit cardsare accepted at both locations. 

Skokie clients have the added option of Zelle.  

*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 at this time for appointments canceled 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).  

Will medical / health insurance cover this therapy?

I'm sorry to say: not likely.  Your insurance policy constitutes an agreement between you and your insurance company, and most medical policies do not cover manual therapy (CPT code 97140) performed by a licensed massage therapist (LMT).  If you wish to pursue reimbursement through your insurance company/ policy, that is your prerogative for which I have no personal or financial responsibility.

Ommani/ Pewaukee clients who would like a receipt: If you would like a printed receipt for your CST session, let the office managers know (262-695-5311). They can provide you with a printed receipt at the time of service, or they can mail you a copy, your preference.

Skokie IL clients who would like  a receipt: If you would like a printed receipt for your CST session, let me know. I can email or mail you a printed receipt for our session within a few days of your request, at no charge.  If you would like additional information or documentation beyond a receipt (e.g. session notes), there is an additional fee of $1 per minute for the time it takes me to read and fulfill your request.

My training

Practicing and studying Upledger CranioSacral Therapy since June 2002.

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

Upledger courses completed:

CranioSacral Therapy 1 (CST1), CranioSacral Therapy 2 (CST2), CranioSacral Therapy for Pediatrics (CSP), Somato Emotional Release 1 (SER1), Somato Emotional Release 2 (SER2), CranioSacral Therapy for the Immune Response (CSIR), CranioSacral Therapy for the Immune Response: Palpating and treating the Thorax (CSIRTH), CranioSacral Therapy for Longevity: Reversal of the Aging Process (CSLRAP), CST and Working with Chronic Depletion (CSWCD), The Brain Speaks  (TBS1), Sensory Integration for CranioSacral Therapists (SICS), Advanced CranioSAcral Therapy 1 (ADV1), CranioSacral Therapy, Touching the Brain 1 (CTTB1), CranioSacral Therapy and Cyclus Vitae: Working with grief and loss: (CSCV), CranioSacral Therapy for the Immune Response: Palpating and treating the Pelvis (CSIRPE