I have had countless experiences where I am asked about my profession and when I announce that I am a CranioSacral Therapist, I am met with a bewildered response. Many have not heard of CranioSacral Therapy. It sounds intriguing and exotic. However, what is it? I always start with my CranioSacral elevator speech (short and concise). CranioSacral Therapy is a light touch manual therapy that assesses and helps to release strains and irritations on the nervous system. It is a manual therapy that was developed by Dr. John Upledger and it is based on neuroscience and osteopathic principles. This explanation satisfies many persons’ basic questions. However, CranioSacral Therapy is so much more.
When I reflect on my journey to the present day, the word that comes to mind is trust. I trusted all along the way. I am the resident CranioSacral Therapist at MAAIM but I am so much more. I am a wife, mom, educator, vegetarian, ferocious reader, lover of bad jokes and overall happy human being. I have been with my husband for 25 years and am the mom to two brilliant, precocious, hilarious and kind hearted 4 years olds (yes, twins). Our family’s journey began where my passion for science started.
Breast health is a huge concern within Women’s Medicine. Any mention of breast disease often invokes extraordinary fear in any woman. With one in eight women being affected with breast cancer, our focus should not only be on a cure and treatment but also prevention. [Read more…]
Inflammation is an everyday occurrence in our bodies. It generally gets a bad reputation; however, it is necessary to protect our bodies and to allow them to heal. Inflammation occurs with injuries but also in normal daily activities. In both situations, cellular and tissue breakdown can occur (to different degrees). In order to start healing, an inflammatory cascade begins. [Read more…]