Craniosacral Therapy for Relief of Stress and Pain


I love Craniosacral Therapy!  I love to both give and receive this gentle hands on approach to relief.  One way to think of it is a combination of light massage and super slow motion chiropractic with some guided imagery mixed in.  I receive my training through the Upledger Institute International and am fully certified and am honored to call myself a Craniosacral Therapist!  Treatments with me are full body and consist entirely of Craniosacral therapy for the duration of the treatment. 

Craniosacral Therapy at Bridges Family Wellness in Milwaukie OregonWhat to Expect:

Appointments last about an hour. You remain fully clothed and lay face up or on your side on my very comfortable table.  We will dim the lights and play gently music while you become as relaxed as possible.  Then, I will work to help your body release and realign.  Herbs and minerals such as Magnesium can be used to add additional therapeutic benefit especially with acute pain.

Personally, Craniosacral Therapy is my preferred way to have my chronic arthritis pain addressed.  The usual increases in symptoms I experience with more aggressive types of bodywork do not occur when I receive Craniosacral Therapy.


Some of the changes I have seen working with patients regularly include relief from or resolution of long standing pain, reduction in anxiety, improved sleep, greater focus, better adaptability to stress, breakthroughs in personal growth, insights into bad habits, resolution of tinnitus, reduced menstrual pain, and fewer migraines.  For many patients, they had been receiving many different types of treatment with limited success before reaching their goals through craniosacral therapy.


Insurance most often covers this treatment without need for prior authorization when it is combined with an office visit, but each individual plan is unique.   I’m happy to answer all other health insurance questions in a free 20-minute consult or at our first visit.

Future offerings:

My practice with Craniosacral Therapy is always evolving as I expand my training through monthly group practice sessions and multi-day trainings at least twice yearly.  I am in love with this therapy and I would be honored to add this treatment to your healing plan.  I currently work with patients age 9 and older, but plan to add in treatments for children as young as 1 year of age in the near future (2020 if all goes well).

To read more about Craniosacral Therapy, feel free to check out Your Inner Physician and You from my lending library or visit the Upledger Institute: