Tanja Seagraves
B.Msc., CMT, CST

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 a D.O. 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. Since my relocation, I have continuously worked with brilliant teachers and practitioners of Osteopathy, Massage Therapy, Chiropractic, Nutritional Healing, and others who specialize in integrative therapies and the mind/body connection.

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.

Please also visit: www.LACranioSacral.com

L.A. CranioSacral

My Skills
Upledger Institute certified CranioSacral Therapist; UI Certified Teaching Assistant;

California State Certified Massage Therapist (Swedish, Pregnancy, CranioSacralTherapy, Myofascial Release)

Advanced Training in Osteopathic Manual Therapies CranioSacral Therapy and SomatoEmotional Release, Neural and Visceral Manipulation, Lymph Drainage Therapy and Brain with Upledger, Barral and Chikly Institute

Accredited Infant Massage Instructor, Childbirth Doula

REIKI Master Teacher, Volunteer Counselor on the Hotline for Victims of Domestic Violence ; Bachelor in Metaphysical Sciences

I have worked with: - Babies, Toddlers - Pre, post and during frenectomy Lip/Tongue Ties in babies, children, and adults - Pregnant Women - Children with ADHD, TS (Tourette Syndrome) - Cerebral Palsy and other TBI's - Spinal Cord Injuries - Bulging Disks - Frozen Shoulder - Seizure - Dyslexia - Elder in Nursing Home/Hospice - Infertility - Whiplash Injuries - Depression - Anxiety and Panic Attacks - Seizures - Cervical Dystonia - Post Hip Surgery - Injuries from Car Accident - Scoliosis - Autoimmune Disorders (MCS/CFS/EMF sensitivity) - Concussions - Neck and Headaches - Migraines - Brain and Head Injuries - Chronic Pain - Fibromyalgia - Cardiac Arrhythmia - Post Cancer Surgery - diseases and disorders of the Musculoskeletal System - and more...

Training completed:

Upledger Institute:

CS1 – CranioSacral Therapy 1; CS2 – CranioSacral Therapy 2; SER1 – SomatoEmotional Release 1; SER2 – SomatoEmotional Release 2; ADV1 – Advanced CranioSacral 1; ADV2 - Advanced CranioSacral 2; CSIR – CranioSacral Therapy and the Immune Response; CSP1 – CranioSacral Therapy for Pediatrics 1; CCPB1 - CranioSacral Therapy for Conception, Pregnancy and Birth 1; CCPB2 - CranioSacral Applications for Conception, Pregnancy and Birthing 2; CTTB1 - CranioSacral Therapy Touching the Brain 1: Stimulating Self-Correction Through the Glial Interface; CSWCD - CST and working with Chronic Depletion; TBS1 – The Brain Speaks 1; TBS2 – The Brain Speaks 2; ESSA1 - CranioSacral Therapy: EcoSomatics Small Animals 1;

Barral Institute:

NM1 – Neuromeningeal Manipulation, an Integrative Approach to Trauma; NM2 – Peripheral Nerve Manipulation, Upper Body; NM3 – Peripheral Nerve Manipulation, Lower Body; NM4 – Brain and Cranial Nerve Manipulation

VM1 – Visceral Manipulation: Abdomen 1; VM2 – Visceral Manipulation: Abdomen 2; VM3 – Visceral Manipulation: Pelvis and Uropelvic System; VM4 – Visceral Manipulation: The Thorax; VM5 - Visceral Manipulation: Manual Thermal Evaluation; VM6 - Viscera Emotional Relationships

VVML - VisceroVascular Manipulation, Lower Body VVMU - VisceroVascular Manipulation, Upper Body

Chikly Institute:

Brain 1 - Brain Tissue, Nuclei, Fluid & Autonomic Nervous System; Brain 2 - Brain Tissue, Nuclei, Fluid & RAS - Fluid Dynamics and Fascia Release of the CNS; Brain 3 - Brain Tissue, Nuclei, Fluid & Peripheral Nervous System; BR - Brain Therapy for Neonatal Reflexes & General Reflexes in Adults and Children; BEMC - Brain, Eyes, Meninges and CSF; BMTA - Brain, Bone Marrow, Toxicity & Allergy;

LDT1 – Lymph Drainage Therapy 1

Professional Associations / Memberships
International Association of Healthcare Practitioners (IAHP)

National Association of Complementary and Alternative Medicines (NACAMS #38986)

CACMT #42019

Upledger's International Association of Healthcare Practitioners

Website Address
www.lacraniosacral.com

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