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 teach CranioSacral Therapy at the East West Healing Arts Institute in Milwaukee, and am a mentor 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

*Post COVID lingering 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 (non-valve) during craniosacral sessions at all locations:

Sundays in Skokie IL at an office located on Old Orchard Road at I-94.  

Address is given once your appointment is confirmed.

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

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

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 set up an appointment at Ommani (do not text).

House-calls are available for new patients age newborn - 5 years in the Milwaukee area.  

How long is a typical session?  Plan to spend up to 75 minutes per 60 minute session, or 1 hour and 45 minutes for a 90 minute session at Ommani.   

For pediatric sessions, children can feel complete after 30-45 minutes of therapy time. Extra time is allowed between sessions for sanitation cleaning purposes. 

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. If you are unable to wear a face mask, please discuss with me before your appointment to see if I can accommodate your needs. See my COVID-19 Precautions page for more details.  

My available office hours are by appointment only. I invite you to contact me directly to schedule an appointment in Skokie Il. CALL The Ommani Center or Jensen Health and Energy directly to set up an appointment at those locations. 

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

Check, cash and credit cardsare accepted at all locations.  

*Please note that for credit card payments, the cardholder must be present to sign for the charges 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).  

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 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)