My experience includes my massage therapist education and more. My practice is informed by my personal experiences with movement, injury, challenges, reduced mobility, re-education and healing. I look forward to meeting you and your simplicity/complexity and together progressing forward to greater integration and functionality in an atmosphere of safety and trust.
Releasing structural functional and / or emotion restrictions, in my experience improves the bodies ability to heal. The goal of each session is to increase functional balance including digestion, elimination, sitting, walking, posture, sleeping and overall health and wellness. The work improves state of mind, and steadies emotions. This work is helpful for many types of chronic pain and illnesses including: Acid Reflux and Heartburn, Crohn’s Disease, Liver disorders, Digestive disorders, TMJ, Trigeminal nerve issues, Swallowing difficulties Neuromotor problems, Ward off infection, Whiplash, Anxiety and Depression, PTSD, Post-cardiac surgery, Post-surgical pain and Scar tissue, Vertigo, Headaches and Migraines, Women’s/Men's health issues, Bladder incontinence
Certified Teaching Assistant for Barral Institute Visceral and Neural Manipulation courses: VM1, VM2, VM3, VM4, VM5, VM6, LT1, LT2, NM1, NM2, NM4, CI-CRBMT, VMAT, VNANS, VVMU, VVML LDT1, and CS1
Here are modalities briefly described, that I practice and bring into a session. Depending on the individual and the situation more than one may be appropriate.
(I describe my sessions as Integrative Manual Therapy, you can see I draw on multiple skills for a session)
Integrative Manual Therapy
: Precise gentle Organ Specific Osteopathic manual therapy for complex physical issues to alleviate pain, restore function, and promote health and well being. As your issues warrant, I use the following modalities to evaluate and treat CranioSacral, Visceral, Neural, Lymphatic Drainage, Brain Structure, New Manual Articular.
Here is more info about these effective modalities:
Neuromeningeal Traumawork: Neural Manipulation developed by Jean-Pierre Barral, D.O., and Alain Croibier, D.O, examines mechanical relationships between the cranium/spine hard frame to the dura and neural elements. It provides assessment and treatment approaches to address restrictions of the dural and neural components not commonly focused on with musculoskeletal symptoms.
Generally, one thinks of a trauma as a severe injury that causes damage. This definition encompasses different gradients of external forces acting on the body. For example, not every joint trauma leads to a fracture or dislocation, which is verifiable by x-ray. From a medical standpoint, patients are often considered perfectly healthy, even though they are not at all the same as they were before sustaining a trauma.
Craniosacral Therapy: If you are not familiar with CST it is a gentle, hands-on method of evaluating and enhancing the functioning of a physiological body system called the craniosacral system – comprised of the membranes and cerebrospinal fluid that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord.
Using a soft touch generally no greater than 5 grams, or about the weight of a nickel, practitioners release restrictions in the craniosacral system to improve the functioning of the central nervous system. By complementing the body’s natural healing processes, CST is increasingly used as a preventive health measure for its ability to bolster resistance to disease, and is effective for a wide range of medical problems associated with pain and dysfunction. A session can be purely CST, to accommodate the situation or the preference of the patient.
Visceral Manipulation Lymphatic Drainage Technique:
VM assists functional and structural imbalances throughout the body including musculoskeletal, vascular, nervous, urogenital, respiratory, digestive and lymphatic dysfunction. It evaluates and treats the dynamics of motion and suspension in relation to organs, membranes, fascia and ligaments. VM increases proprioceptive communication within the body, thereby revitalizing a person and relieving symptoms of pain, dysfunction, and poor posture.
Lymphatic Drainage Technique is a gentle technique that works through the body's interstitial and lymphatic system to activate the body's liquid circulation and stimulate the functioning of the immune and parasympathetic nervous systems.
Advanced LDT practitioners develop the skill to perceive and respond to the body's innate ability to heal itself. The practitioner can then reroute the lymph by following the subtle indications given by the body enhancing the healing process. This eliminates mental mistakes in assuming we know what the body needs and therefore enforcing pathways that are not optimal. Honoring the intelligence of the body ensures deeper and long-lasting results.
Melt Method: The MELT Method® (MELT®) is a simple self-treatment technique that reduces chronic pain and helps you stay healthy, youthful, and active for a lifetime.
Rolfing Structural Integration. A refreshing myofascial treatment for the fascia done over 10-14 sessions, originally designed by Ida P Rolf. This can be a wake up call for fascia that has been compressed and dehydrated in repetitive use situations, especially when there is not an acute crisis.
Professional Associations / Memberships
Rolf Institute of Structural Integration
International Association of Healthcare Professionals
Colorado Cranial Institute
California Massage Therapy Council
Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals
CAMTC certificate # 27980
10639 Eastborne Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90024
tel. 3103963566 (day)
Hours of operation / Fees
By Appointment Only
Monday - Friday 11AM-6PM
First session, Eval and treatment 1.5 hours $250
Following sessions 60 minutes $150
Available for patients
Case studies, easy to understand explanations about the CranioSacral System, Visceral Manipulation, products to use between sessions, and much more. More information
Westwood area of Los Angeles. Upon request directions will be given.