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.
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:
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.
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