Lara Hornbeck, CST-T
CranioSacral Therapist

I love CranioSacral Therapy (CST). I love learning about CST, I love receiving CST, and I love giving CST treatments. My first experiences with CST were as a client seeking relief from a painful frozen shoulder. It quickly became clear to me that while CST was effective at reducing the pain and increasing the range of motion in my frozen shoulder, there were much more mysterious, and profound, processes at play in my treatment. I needed to find out more about this thing called CST.

Fast forward a decade, and I am a Techniques Certified CranioSacral Therapist and teaching assistant with The Upledger Institute and am currently enrolled in McKinnon Body Therapy Center's massage therapy program in Oakland, California. I've studied with The Upledger Institute for the past 10 years and continue to take and assist several classes a year with The Institute. During this time, I've received regular CST treatments and mentorship from some of the San Francisco Bay Area's most skilled CST practitioners. Continued study and regular, highly skilled treatments are integral to my personal and professional growth.

To learn more about CST, click on the link to my website, below.

Common conditions that respond well to CST:

    Because we work with the structure of the face and cranium: Headaches and migraines, concussion, earaches and infections, tinnitus, cranial/facial nerve pain, sinus conditions, TMJ conditions and dental pain or trauma.

    Because we work with muscles and connective tissue: Neck pain, upper back pain, low back pain, shoulder pain and limited range of motion, hip pain and muscle pain anywhere in the body.

    Because we work to regulate the nervous system: Stress and anxiety and related conditions like insomnia, poor digestion, decreased immune function and the effects of chronic pain conditions like fibromyalgia.

My skills
CranioSacral Therapy and SomatoEmotional Release

Professional Associations / Memberships
International Association of Healthcare Practitioners; Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals

Upledger's International Association of Healthcare Practitioners

Website Address
berkeleybodywork.com

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