CRANIOSACRAL THERAPY, MYOFASCIAL RELEASE & VISCERAL MANIPULATION
Dr. Heather is trained in craniosacral therapy, myofascial release and visceral manipulation. These are very light-touch techniques based in the cranial sacral system (head, spine, sacrum, and tissues surrounding these structures) and the organ system. I began my craniosacral education with the Upledger Insitute in 2008 after receiving profound healing as a child and then again during Chiropractic college. Since then, I have had many other teachers, including the wonderful Carol Gray in Portland. I love cranial work in that it is a patient-lead process and I simply use a gentle touch to follow the patient’s tissues and help facilitate release in the tissues. Because of this, it is a very safe technique, even for babies hours old and people very sick. Myofascial release uses the fascia (connective tissue) as a guide to release muscles, joints, organ tension, etc. Finally, Visceral Manipulation focuses on freeing the organs and digestive tract to function optimally through specific hands-on work on the abdomen.