Heidi founded Breakthroughs In Healing Center 22 years ago in Olympia, WA. Heidi bridges wholistic healing approaches and western medical models that honor the body's ability to heal itself.
She has practiced as a Registered Occupational Therapist for 37 years. She is a Certified Craniosacral Therapist and Certified Teaching Assistant as well as a teaching assistant in Visceral Manipulation, pediatric craniosacral therapy, The Brain Speaks, and a Sharecare Instructor. She began her study in craniosacral therapy in 1988 under the direct tutelage of Dr. John Upledger.
Heidi has extensive training in pediatrics and specializes in the advanced manual osteopathic techniques of CranioSacral Therapy, Visceral Manipulation, Neural Manipulation, Articular Joint Treatment, Dr. Chickly's Brain Curriculum, and Mechanical Link. She has also studied the therapies of Manual Lymph Drainage and Myofascial Release.
Heidi has a B.S. degree from Boston University-Sargent College of Allied Health.
Heidi has studied massage and natural therapeutics which she practiced for 10 years, having graduated from the New Mexico School of Natural Therapeutics in 1981 and was licensed in massage in New Mexico and given the title of Natural Therapeutic Specialist. Heidi is the co-founder of ma non-profit organization called the Hour 4 Hour Time Exchange of Thurston County.
Heidi has done presentations at the Evergreen State College and the University of Washington Children"s Conference as well as spoken to groups.
Some conditions addressed include the treatment of pain conditions, digestive and bowel/bladder issues, women's health, learning/memory and developmental issues, vision and auditory issues, brain injury. She is known by referring physicians for her expertise with babies and children as well as chronic pain conditions where other treatment methods fall short.
Heidi is interested in the integration of body and mind, quantum physics, and consciousness. She enjoys living in the country in nature, gardening.
She has her office at the Absolute Health Clinic sharing an office with a chiropractor and naturopathic doctor who share a vision and commitment to providing an integrated environment of healing.