Anne Buchalski
LMT, CST, CYT, NCTMB

I believe each one of us contains an inner wisdom that knows what we need for our optimum health and well-being. Sometimes we need support to access that inner wisdom.

Through my own healing journey both professionally and personally, which includes surviving a life threatening illness, I have developed many skills to connect with this inner wisdom. Whether you are experiencing serious illness or injury or just wanting a deeper connection with your own inner wisdom I bring my knowledge, compassion and experience to assist you on your healing journey to find your highest state of well-being.

I look forward to meeting and connecting with you.

I have been a Connecticut and Rhode Island Licensed Massage Therapist for 25 Years with my own business, Healing Island Wellness Center. I use a Holistic approach including many modalities to help you relax, reduce stress and relieve pain. I have been studying CranioSacral Therapy since 1995. I am currently one of only 10 Certified CranioSacral Therapists in CT (with additional training in Pediatric and Obstetric CranioSacral work) and the only Certified Therapist in CT currently who is an Upledger Certified Teaching Assistant and Upledger Institute approved (since 2003) to teach Introduction to CranioSacral Therapy. I also teach ShareCare classes to lay people who wish to learn craniosacral techniques to use with family members who may have autism, ADD/ADHD, cerebral palsy, learning disabilities, injuries or other dysfunctions.

I have lectured on CranioSacral Therapy to classes at Quinnipiac University, at Gaylord Rehabilitation Hospital for the Brain Injury Association of Connecticut and at Windham Hospital. Additionally I have been an instructor for and taught some CranioSacral workshops at the Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy (CCMT) in Newington Connecticut (graduated from CCMT in 1990) and taught in the Bodywork training program at Kripalu Yoga and Health Center in Lenox MA in the 1990's under Peggy Schjeldahl, the Director of the program. I also developed the G.R.A.C.E. Healing Method.

Healing Island Wellness Center LLC

License Number
Connecticut License number CT 000028

at The Center for Women's Health (a Windham Hospital site)
7A Ledgebrook Drive
Mansfield, Connecticut 06250
USA

tel. 860 377-1472 (day)

Hours of operation / Fees
I work by appointment. Please call (860) 377-1472.

one hour session $85; half hour session $45;

G.R.A.C.E. session $100;

Remote/Long Distance Meta Healing $100 (includes a phone consultation);

yoga class $15 or six week class series for $60; Reiki class fee depends on level I, II, Advanced, Master/Teacher

Driving directions
Please call (860) 377-1472 for further information. located at The Center for Women's Health, 7A Ledgebrook Drive, Mansfield, CT 06250 (located in the Ledgebrook office park directly behind the East Brook Mall)

My Skills
I work holistically with a variety of modalities to access the body's self corrective abilities for optimal wellness and to educate others on relaxation, reducing stress, relieving pain and accessing improved health and well-being. I also lecture and teach in different environments to educate Healthcare professionals as well as lay people on Complimentary Medicine and Integrative Health Services. I am trained or certified as follows:

Certified CranioSacral Therapist practicing since 1995, 1 of 10 in CT (trained in Pediatric and Obstetric CranioSacral Therapy as well as SomatoEmotional Release);

Certified Teaching Assistant for the Upledger Institute and Upledger approved since 2003 to teach Introduction to CranioSacral Therapy and ShareCare classes. I have training in Pediatric and Obstetric CranioSacral Therapy and have worked consulting as well as in a Physical Therapy setting, Occupational Therapy setting and in the hospital environment.

Licensed Massage Therapist for 25 years;

Certified Kripalu Yoga Teacher teaching yoga and meditation for 20 years;

Certified SCENAR Therapist;

Certified Reiki Master Teacher teaching classes throughout CT including at Windham Hospital;

Certified Rebirther - studied with Barbara Woodis and Deborah Bentley;

Certified Herbalist and Flower Essence Consultant- studied with Pam Montgomery;

Advanced Training in Pranic Healing with Master Choa Kok Sui;

Advanced Training in Chinese Energetic Medicine with Dr. Kam Yuen;

Advanced Emei Qigong with Patricia Bolger

Massage Cupping Bodywork Therapy with Anita Shannon.

I have 25 years experience as an Acupressurist including studying Jin Shin Do. I trained in Reflexology, Polarity Therapy and Sports Massage while a student (1988-1990) at the Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy (CCMT).

Additional training in Advanced BioAquatic exploration where CranioSacral Therapy is done with dolphins and humans in water; Zero Balancing; Visceral Manipulation; Kinesiology for the Massage Therapist (based on Touch for Health); Healing from the Core; Additional training in other modalities.

Articles & Books Written
I have written several articles for local papers on CranioSacral Therapy including Neighbors newspaper in 2008 (published in Mansfield, CT) and The Door Opener Holistic Health Magazine (CT) in the Fall 2010 issue.

For a YouTube video about my work go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dRJtmKeIIag&list=UUUgFOuanQRFtoet2XnJiExA&feature=c4-overview

or for more info go to www.healingisland.us or http://www.windhamhospital.org/services/medical-specialties/integrative-health/craniosacral-therapy-cst

Professional Associations / Memberships

Integrative Health Services Steering Committee at Windham Hospital

Upledger Institute Certified CranioSacral Therapist and Certified Teaching Assistant and Medallion Member of The International Alliance of HealthCare Practitioners;

American Massage Therapy Association since February 1989;

Kripalu Yoga Teachers Association;

Holistic Health Practitioners of NorthEast Connecticut;