Holistic Healing Touch and Body Alignment ǀ Fort Collins
I believe life is meant to be enjoyed pain-free and that reaching that goal is a process. Achieving results requires collaboration between practitioner and client. We will work together to develop increased body awareness and natural, efficient movements. Everyone has the ability to assist in their own healing. Rolfing® Structural Integration and Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy are great tools for learning about your body, movement and strength from within.
I have helped clients with:
stress and anxiety
neck/back tension and pain
shoulder/hip pain and range of motion
scar tissue release
sports injury and recovery
carpal tunnel syndrome
Growing up in a family of osteopathic doctors awakened my passion for homeopathy. My Rolfing practice is a natural extension of my belief in people playing an active role in their own healing. I became a certified Rolfer® in 2013 and certified in biodynamic craniosacral therapy in 2016.
Named after alternative healing pioneer Ida P. Rolf, Rolfing SI was first taught in the 1960s. Combining her knowledge of osteopathy, homeopathy, yoga and chiropractic, Dr. Rolf developed a 10-Series of manipulative treatments focusing on aligning the body in gravity. The primary goals of Rolfing SI are to ease movement and initiate self-healing.
"This is the gospel of Rolfing:
When the body gets working appropriately,
the force of gravity can flow through.
Then, spontaneously, the body heals itself."
~Ida P. Rolf
ROLFING® STRUCTURAL INTEGRATION
Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy, or BCST, is performed with light touch and is passive in nature. Where Rolfing can be seen as "talking" to the body, Craniosacral therapy is "listening" to the body. These sessions help clients find a deep healing stillness where and guides them back to their original energetic blueprint created at conception. It is perfect for hyperactive nervous systems and those who have experienced trauma.
BCST can be used as a tool in tandem with Rolfing or as stand-alone sessions. It is also a great addition to personal meditative practices. A typical session is an energy experience with very limited active touch. Clients often feel well rested, more energized, clear-headed, and better connected to the environment of daily life.
"The path is written in you at conception. This path is a gift to you, so you can get home. It appears when you are naturally neutral. Do not let your suffering create the path for you, it will not work."
~Dr. James Jealous
Body alignment and pain relief are basic goals of Rolfing SI, but other changes are possible too. Throughout our lives, we create movement patterns that work for our bodies, but also some that work against us. Unnatural habits like hunching over at a computer desk or spending hours driving a car can have painful, negative effects on how our bodies align. With repetition, these habitual body movements tend to override our natural body function and positioning.
Rolfing is a hands-on, interactive form of bodywork that aids in breaking down those negative movements and restoring natural, healthy ones. This allows the body to reorder and heal itself and to function better as a whole.
Rolfing is traditionally developed as a 10-series. Each session varies and works through the body to create more natural movements. The ten sessions are recommended, but not necessary to achieve change. Clients often feel taller, more fluid motion, pain relief or even a sense of peace within their limitations.
"To make the sick well is no duty of the operator, but to adjust a part or whole of the system that the rivers of life may flow in and irrigate the famishing fields."
~Dr. A.T. Still