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.  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 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 to help you relax.  Then, I will evaluate your body for restriction patterns mapping these out and determining where best to begin.  During treatment, you may fall asleep, may be awake and aware the whole time, and may experience some emotional releases.  I will be with you through it all giving you my undivided attention.

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


In addition to an increases sense of peace and general relaxation, some conditions that craniosacral therapy has been found useful for include: 

  • Migraines and headaches
  • Chronic neck and back pain
  • Stress and tension-related issues
  • Motor-coordination issues
  • Post-concussion syndrome
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Fibromyalgia
  • TMJ syndrome
  • Scoliosis
  • Central Nervous System disorders
  • PTSD
  • Joint pain and arthritis

Insurance most often covers this treatment combined with an office visit.  You will want to check with your insurance to see if a prior-authorization is required for manual therapy treatments (97140) as well as if you need to meet your deductible prior to your treatment being covered.  I’m happy to answer all other health insurance questions in a free 20-minute consult or at our first visit.

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: