B.Msc., CMT, CST, DOMP
CranioSacral Therapy, Visceral/Vascular and Neural Manipulation, Lymph and Brain Therapy proved the most effective techniques for restoring health, without causing side effects or using painful, invasive treatments. Like my own health and quality of life, I see how vastly improved my clients have become as a result of our work together. As a Massage Therapist and Alumni of the Upledger, Barral and Chikly Health Institute, I proudly practice several life changing modalities. I love my work. More importantly, I can make a difference using my experience to create positive results.
I came to this work as a patient. A series of medical mishaps shaped me into the committed practitioner I am today. Born with a fetal mal-position followed by one error treatment after another, a botched appendectomy as a teen, and extreme stress levels in corporate Germany from my early 20s well into my 30s. In hindsight, orthopedists and general doctors revealed a key weakness in western medicine by treating symptoms rather than finding the cause. Unable to locate the source of my illnesses, specialists began to think I was a hypochondriac and needed psychiatric help. I refused to give up, but for two years, I struggled to find answers.
I believed in holistic medicine/modalities because something had to work. I was so sick, my body had allergic reactions/food sensitivities down to the water I drank. My immune system was breaking down and doctors were powerless to stop it, suggesting morphine for pain management. I laid on my couch in poor health, almost paralyzed from musculoskeletal/visceral dysfunction, depleted and near death at age 34.
Out of options, in 2004 I was "lucky" that my physical therapist went on vacation and referred me to her boss who is an Osteopath from the Netherlands. From this moment I explored Osteopathic Methods very deeply. 3 years later I accepted the help of a Healer from a remote Asian country who saved my life. Recovering and equipped with newly acquired knowledge, but in need of a complete change two years later, I moved to Southern California.
Today, I am living proof of the regenerative powers within the body. Self-discipline, the will to get well, the courage to choose alternative medicine, and at times, acceptance of little known modalities helped me get in the best shape ever.
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