We are over the moon to have Megan Marie joining the Four Moons family to provide Craniosacral Therapy. She has an intuitive connection to the needs of the body and a compassionate presence that creates a safe space for the body to open to wellness and ease.
Like many of us, Megan began to experience health challenges including vague fatigue, depression, and anxiety, along with various physical symptoms, that stemmed from childhood trauma. These healing challenges provided her opportunities to heal and led her to study energy healing, yoga, meditation, crystal healing, channeling, astrology, herbal medicine, flower essences, mind-body connection, nutrition, EMDR, neuro-emotional technique (NET), and craniosacral therapy. Megan is currently completing her doctorate degree in naturopathic medicine (ND).
Megan loves the simple, yet profound healing capacity of craniosacral therapy. She continues to be amazed by the healing power of our bodies when given intentional presence. Come see Megan if you’re seeking an embodied healing experience.
The first session entails:
- An overview of goals and body history
- Brief evaluation of where the body is ready to work
- Hands on bodywork with feather light touch
- Sessions are 60 min and $120
Days available (Days/times will change):
Tuesdays after 10:30am
Wednesdays after noon
Craniosacral Therapy (CST) is a hands-on bodywork technique that utilizes very light touch to access the fascial and craniosacral systems. It is typically performed on a massage table with the patient fully clothed, lying face up. It does not apply sudden manipulations like chiropractic or deep pressure like massage or intensity like Rolfing, nor is it an energy healing modality. In some ways it might be comparable to acupuncture (without use of needles), in that it accesses the body physically and can affect the whole person (physical-mental-emotion-spiritual-sexual).
Still don’t quite know what to expect? That’s okay, CST is very simple to experience, yet somewhat complicated to explain.
In CST the practitioner holds the philosophy that “your body knows best,” rather than “the practitioner knows best.” In CST the practitioner “follows the body” and acts as a guide. The craniosacral therapist will use feather light contact whenever she places her hands on your body, to invite a change.
Think of a fly on a spider web. Any disturbance (like a fly) of the web sends a signal throughout to gain the attention of the spider. The fascia is very delicate and interconnected just like a spider’s web. The fly could be an injury or an illness or trauma or some other source of tension, and the spider can be seen as the immune, endocrine and/or nervous system seeking to react to and resolve the stressor. Craniosacral helps mediate between the fly, the web, and the spider so your body can be more adaptive and functional, rather than reactive and protective. It’s a lovely, inviting therapy that aids the body in releasing holding patterns, or as we refer to it in CST “unwinding” into function.
CST can help with:
- Sleep disturbances
- Brain fog
- TMJ, teeth grinding, or mouth trauma
- Brain/Head trauma (concussions, falls, deviated septums)
- Central nervous system or spinal cord injuries
- PTSD or Trauma (of any source, physical-mental-emotional-spiritual-sexual)
- Anxiety, depression, and other mood challenges
- Hyperactivity, learning or concentration challenges
- Autism spectrum
- Allergies, ear aches, or some vision problems (lazy eye)
- Stuttering or swallowing problems
- Digestive complaints (IBS, constipation)
- Pain (rapid growth spurts, fibromyalgia, musculoskeletal pain, injuries or spasms, low back pain, herniated disks)
- Adhesions or scarring
- Better body mechanics in exercise (getting deeper into the squat or forward fold)
Neuroemotional Technique (NET)
NET is an applied kinesiology (muscle testing) technique that allows for a dialogue with your body. The body can hold on to emotions that you have experienced from the beginning of life to present time. These stored emotions can translate into physiological dysfunction. The goal of NET is to release these stored emotions. There are a series of questions that are quickly asked of the body by practitioner to assess what category the emotional falls under (e.g. career, self, another), what organ has stored the event (e.g. liver, spleen, heart), and then what the emotion actually was/is (grief, anger, fear). Very typically the act of expressing the emotion in relation to the source is enough for the body to process it; like the relief of letting out a long-held breath. Sometimes I will utilize this technique during a craniosacral session if the body is not releasing as easily as anticipated.