Sessions are offered in Craniosacral therapy, Table Shiatsu, Thai Floor Massage
Choosing session length and modality
First Craniosacral session for adult: 1.5hr
Ongoing Craniosacral sessions: 1hr
Shiatsu (can be combined w/ Craniosacral) and Thai massage sessions can be 1 or 1.5 hr
If you are seeking Craniosacral therapy, your first session will need to be 1.5 hr to allow for a thorough intake process.
Subsequent sessions are around 1hr.
This work is very deep and most of the time I find that about 50 minutes of it is the optimal time per session. The releasing and integration will continue well after.
This might be the choice for you if you are ready to go deep in addressing a physical or emotional health concern, whether chronic or acute, seeking to reverse the effects of prolonged or recent stress, a difficult new diagnosis, symptoms that have been resistant to other treatments, a spiritual crisis, etc.
Shiatsu massage can be received on its own or combined with Craniosacral therapy. This is a very potent modality able to facilitate restoration and deep relaxation. Many of the benefits are similar to the Thai massage described below, but with less stretching and more acupressure. Shiatsu and Craniosacral therapy are also very complimentary and can be combined in some instances. Please contact me with questions.
Receiving a Thai floor massage session is an excellent way to open the joints, stretch the muscles and tendons, tone the internal organs, and overall improve energy flow and balance. I integrate floor shiatsu and a craniosacral finish at the head and neck for an integrative and holistic session. The effects of this session are deep rejuvenation, relaxation, and overall increase in physical and mental well-being. Excellent for anyone who uses their body a lot, such as athletes, dancers, bodyworkers, martial artists, people working in the trades etc... Or, on the other hand, people that sit and/or drive for work a lot can benefit from this modality's dynamic way of moving the body. Not the modality to choose for people with extreme limitations to their range of motion, or in the early phases of recovery from injury or surgery. Please contact me with any questions.
Sessions for Children
Craniosacral therapy can be of great benefit to children and teens. Young humans, especially those with non-typical neurology (on the Autism spectrum), those that experienced a traumatic birth, have endured prolonged stress, falls, injuries, surgeries, or emotional trauma, can receive many healing benefits from this gentle and safe modality.
Depending on age, sessions for children can be 30, 45, or 60 minutes. The accompanying parent is, of course, welcome to stay in the treatment room with the child. Being the intuitive beings that they are, children often happily welcome the treatments after the initial introduction period.
I am happy to answer any questions regarding the possibility of this modality being of benefit to your child.
To Know Before Your First Appointment
All bodywork is performed through the clothes and without the use of oil or lotion. Please wear loose and comfortable clothing, stretchy non-restrictive materials. Please arrive ten minutes early for your first appointment to complete an intake form.
Five to fifteen minutes of each session is devoted to consultation and an overview of your condition and response to treatment.
Locations, Availability, & Fees
Westside Healing Arts Center
406 Mission st, ste E
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
*The building is on the same side of Mission st as Vintage Church and the Abbey Coffee House. Turn on to Highland ave and the parking lot is immediately to the left.
Eastside Santa Cruz, Portola Plaza
770 26th ave (cross st Portola)
email@example.com (415) 672-4259
1 hour: $90
1.5 hours: $120
sessions for children:
30 min: $55
45 min: $70
Craniosacral Therapy Packages - Five Weekly Sessions
Five 30min sessions: $248
Five 45min sessions: $315
Five 1 hr treatments: $405
Cash, check, and credit cards are accepted
"The only limitation to being human comes when the heart is closed".
Jamie Sams, in The 13 Original Clan Mothers.