Services & Offerings

Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy 

Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy is a modality that uses light touch techniques to address the fluid dynamics in the entire body. Our bodies were formed from fluid (even our bones!) along with the ever-present rhythms of movement, stillness, and back into movement. Working with these fluid rhythms brings us back to our essence; to those organizational forces that are always a part of our innate health. Our bodies continually destroy and renew themselves every second without us even paying attention to the process. This is the energetic map that underlies one’s basic health and symptomology. Health is never lost, no matter what the ailment. Our bodily systems are always responding intelligently in an effort to manage our experience and find balance. We access this inherent treatment plan by transitioning out of the extreme states of the nervous system. This is essential to healing. Without that transition, the body struggles to move out of maintenance and protection mode and into repair mode.

Common start points of a session usually are at the feet, the head, and the base of the spine. Some massage or firmer contact may be used initially to allow the body and mind to settle and soften. Once safety and connection is established, lighter holds, stillness, and presence are offered. The session often involves a process of integrating physical, mental, and/or emotional patterns that inhibit your health and vitality. The effects can often be felt long after the session. Notice in the days following your treatment how you are in relation to the world and yourself. Your capacity to be with the ebbs and flows of life may end up widening.

Conditions that BCST can provide support for…
  • Physical Pain and Injury
  • Surgical Recovery
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Auto-Immunity Issues
  • Digestive Disturbances
  • PTSD
  • Grief / Loss
  • Trauma Resolution
  • TMJ Issues
  • Sinus Issues
  • Headaches or Head Trauma
What could I experience or feel during a session?

You may:

• become very relaxed or fall asleep.

• enter a quiet, meditation-like state.

• experience memories or insights on the table.

• enjoy a pleasant sense of warmth, softening, floating, or widening.

• feel as if you’re dreaming while awake

How might I feel AFTER a session?

You may:

• feel alert, but relaxed and calm.

• notice a steadier, fuller breath.

• stand taller.

• feel more ease and flow in your body.

• have more restful sleep.

Lymphatic Drainage Therapy

Working with the fluid dynamics in the body requires a gentler hand and more subtle forms of movement. However, the subtle can be extremely profound. The superficial flow of lymph lies just under the skin and drains to the nodes in the cervical, axillary, and inguinal areas. There is also a deeper flow that innervates the organ systems. Lymphatic drainage is excellent for detoxification, immune system support, and is also helpful before and after any surgery. You can often remained clothed during the session, and most find the lightly pressured technique to be extremely relaxing.


Draining the lymph to the nodes assists the body in filtering toxins. Since lymph capillaries do not have valves like veins, manual lymph drainage can help move congested lymph to the nodes where it can be properly filtered.

Immune System Support

Working with the sinuses and lymphatics around the face and neck can support the body with seasonal or environmental allergies.

Pre and Post Surgery

Lymphatic work can be very helpful to prepare the body for surgery when done a few days prior. If the filtration is strong going into surgery, the body will be more efficient in it’s capacity to recover. Likewise, the lymph can be addressed after surgery when there is residual swelling. It’s also excellent before or after dental procedures.

Visceral Work

I can work with some of the major organs, such as the lungs, liver, kidneys, stomach, and colon. In traditional chinese medicine, these organs also have an emotional correspondant. Tonifying the organs also works with freeing stuck or shut down emotions, leading to greater overall wellness.

Polarity Therapy

Polarity therapy is based on the work of Dr. Randolph Stone, who was an osteopath, chiropractor, and naturopath. By working with the three principles (yin, yang, and neutral) and the five elements (earth, water, fire, air and ether), areas of blocked energy can be freed from restriction using gentle hand placements. Stone’s theory was that movement of energy was essential for health; when energy is fixed or stagnated in an area, discomfort and disease could occur. It utilizes foot reflexology and elemental points on the feet and hands, hand holds on the sacred geometric points of the body, and biodynamic craniosacral therapy. Clients can remain clothed during their session. It is a holistic approach to address all layers of the system: physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual.

Frequently Asked Questions

I am not sure which modality is right for me. Do I have to decide before I make my appointment?

No you do not. It is perfectly acceptable to change the focus and intention of the session based on what you need that day.  You and I collaborate together to make sure your session corresponds to your intention and need when you arrive.

Can I experience multiple modalities in a single session?

Yes, absolutely! In fact, some of the best sessions are when these modalities are woven together.  For example, muscle and fascial tissue adhesions can impact the flow of lymph, In that kind of case, having a little massage in an affected area can prime it for more effective lymphatic drainage.  There are many techniques available within each modality so we will find a sequence that optimizes the efficacy of your time on the table.

What can I expect during the session time?

We will start with a dialogue, discussing what’s going on for you physically, mentally, and/or emotionally and what you would like to focus on that day. I will listen and offer any guidance as necessary.

Next, I will step out of the room while you get comfortable on the table. At the end of the session, I will step out again and give you time to get up from the table, and we will finish with any ideas or recommendation to further integrate your session after you leave.

I'm used to getting deep tissue massages. Will the lighter touch modalities be effective for me?

Over the years and in my career, I have really embraced the power of subtle therapies. However, if your body is not used to receiving them, subtler touch can feel a little strange, almost like nothing is happening.  This is where combining modalities can be beneficial.  We can start out with deep compression, rocking, or massage to settle the system and then use gentler techniques when your body is more open to receive them.

Your table is equipped with a Biomat™? What does a Biomat™ do?

The Biomat™ is an FDA approved class II medical device that uses far infrared rays, negative ion therapy, and the superconducting powers of amethyst. NASA has determined that far infrared rays are the most beneficial forms of light. When the rays enter the body, they become heat which can relieve stress and fatigue, inflammation, joint pain, and chronic or acute pain. Some of the other benefits of the Biomat™ include detoxification, increased circulation and metabolism, improved sleep, and improved energy levels.

What if I fall asleep?

Falling asleep or being on the edge of sleep during a session is quite common. It is a very restorative place for you to be, and often we do not realize how fatigued our systems are until we take that time to slow down. When we move from the sympathetic nervous system operation or ” fight or flight” into parasympathetic nervous system mode or “rest and digest” we are are more readily able to repair and rejuvinate our bodies. Our bodies go to work for us during this deeply meditative state!