Intuitive Cranial Sacral Therapy
Craniosacral therapy is a deep and profound method of healing that utilizes light touch on specific points around the skull, along the spine and at the sacrum. The technique facilitates the circulation of cerebrospinal fluid the environment in which the brain and nervous system develop and function) to balance the craniosacral system, which comprises the brain, the spinal cord, its membranes, and fluids. Bringing this system into alignment affects the neurological patterning in the body, unwinding tension and old patterning and improving the function of the entire central nervous system. CranialSacral Therapy is like a massage for the central nervous system. When the CNS functions well, your whole body benefits: muscles relax, circulation improves, food metabolism increases, hormones and blood chemistry balance, physical pain is relieved, emotional tension and trauma releases and the immune system is better able to prevent infections and fight disease. The effects last beyond the session, most people notice increased ability to handle stress and anxiety, deeper sleep and more balanced mood and mental activity.
CranialSacral Therapy is perfect for anyone who has been feeling stressed and stuck in “fight-or-flight” mode, caused by the overstimulation of the sympathetic nervous system and the adrenal cortex cortisol-producing stress response. Cranialsacral therapy benefits specific issues such as: Headaches/Migraines, TMJ syndrome, Sciatica, Depression, Anxiety, Digestive Issues, Pelvic Pain, Menstrual Irregularities, Postural dysfunctions, Pregnancy and Birth Support, Postpartum, Birth Trauma, Latching Issues in Infants, and Hyperactivity in Children.
Your session will begin with a guided hypnotic meditation using sound bowls to help your body mind enter into a theta state. Theta is the space between restful awareness and drifting off to sleep, and the brain wave state associated with relaxed, meditative, creative states of consciousness. Here, the parasympathetic nervous system activates allowing the body to regenerate and heal on a cellular level. Here is where the subconscious mind is active, allowing the mind to release old thought patterns, limiting beliefs and awaken the dream body. This session will leave you feeling more relaxed, creative and aligned on your path! The cranial work I do has evolved to be very intuitive and at the end we will unpack what has come up and I will channel any intuitive guidance that is revealed from your higher self during the session.
By Dr. Alexa Woods
Alexa Woods is a licensed Acupuncturist and board-certified herbalist. She holds her Doctorate in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine, Master of Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine from Pacific College and a BA in Developmental Psychology from New York University. She is also a Certified Doula and Reiki Master. The focus of her treatments is to help connect you with your highest health and radiance. Alexa is especially passionate about working with women’s health! She has worked with women to address their unique gynecological and reproductive issues. She loves endocrinology, focusing on returning to cyclical living to help women navigate their hormonal phases and changes throughout their lives.