Welcome Home to Yourself!

                                        

Are you ready to let go of pain and embrace life more fully?

Then you’ve come to the right place.

Using light touch, biomechanics, energy, patience and compassion, I can help you thrive. My work is based on more than 30 years of professional experience as a physical therapist specialized in acute and chronic pain treatment. In all those years, CranioSacral Therapy (CST) proved to be my most effective tool.

When pain pills no longer worked for her, I was able to help a woman reduce her chronic, severe headaches by 50% in frequency and intensity with just 3 treatments.

I was able to help a friend avoid neck surgery. She had tingling and numbness in both hands for months and her doctor recommended surgery. Once per week treatments for 4 weeks eliminated the symptoms of nerve compression completely.

One of my clients had lower back pain for decades, and she reported that she moved better than she had in years after just one session.

As one man put it: “CranioSacral Therapy is not a miracle cure, but sometimes it sure feels like it!”

How does it work? CranioSacral Therapy, when done expertly, releases tension at the deepest level. As tension is released, so is pain. This is true not just for physical pain, but equally for emotional discomfort and suffering.

Body and mind are not separate entities – they work together as one.

Healing physical and emotional suffering resulting from trauma is a gradual process that requires growing trust between client and therapist. As the feeling of safety deepens, it is possible to let go of layers upon layers of protection until the core issues are revealed and released for good. This may take months, but more often years of occasional treatments that get scheduled whenever the client feels ready for the next level of healing.

Rather than “peeling the onion”, we let the lotus flower unfold petal by petal, until its inner beauty is revealed.

So what fun and creative things will you do with your life when it is no longer centered on pain?

 

Springing forward into Summer


After a long, hard winter, we finally are experiencing the full glory of spring. Lush greens, beautiful blossoms, birds singing everywhere. Step out into nature and let yourself be restored!

New growth also is showing for my hopes and aspirations regarding the development of a Comprehensive Treatment Program, Montana style. During the first week of May I was blessed with the participation of a wonderful group of people in our first annual Somato-Emotional Release Study Group Retreat. I hoped that locating it at Boulder Hot Springs Inn and Spa just outside Boulder, Montana, would be an added incentive for CranioSacral Therapists to come together from far and wide to treat and get treated by fellow practitioners. I was right.

Of the original 11 participants, 7 stayed for all 4 days, and we decided not only to do it again next year, but also to get together sometime soon to offer multiple hands treatment for clients. The place and time has not been decided yet, but most likely it will be in my office in Missoula sometime this summer.

What is multiple hands treatment, and why do we do them? 

When you are suffering from the physical as well as emotional effects of trauma, the more resources you can recruit to help you heal, the bigger your chances of success.

Many people believe that only brutal attacks such as rape or beatings constitute trauma, but that is not so. Inadvertent separation from a parent through illness, death or divorce are traumatic for children. Emotional neglect from overworked or sick parents is traumatic. Accidents, surgeries, the loss of dear friends or pets, all of that can leave emotional and hidden physical scars in a body. Body and mind truly are not separate entities! 

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