CranioSacral Therapy (CST)
Lori Leitzel Rice, LMT, CST-D
Lori has been in practice for 30 years, is a Diplomate Certified CranioSacral Therapist, Upledger Institute certified teaching assistant, study group leader, mentor, and certification examiner.
Hourly fee $150
CranioSacral Therapy is a gentle, hands -on technique, pioneered by Dr. John E. Upledger.
Though named for the bones, the cranium and the sacrum, the craniosacral system consists of the membrane around the brain and spinal cord, and the fluid that nourishes and protects these.
The membrane (known as the dura) attaches inside the skull, around the opening at the base of the skull and is continuous to the tailbone. The cerebral spinal fluid within the dura is produced and reabsorbed through the system creating a “pulse” or craniosacral rhythm of 6-12 cycles per minute. The craniosacral rhythm is distinct from the cardiac pulse or respiratory rhythm and can be felt throughout the body.
Assessing the craniosacral rhythm, how strong it is, how it feels from one side of the body to the other, enables a CranioSacral Therapist to pinpoint where restrictions are in the body. Using this evaluation tool, the therapist is better able to address the core of an issue rather than solely the symptoms.
The CranioSacral system is accessed and treated using the bones and connective tissue around it. An imbalance at the core of the system can telegraph to the more superficial tissues, and injury or trauma in the bones and tissues can create dysfunction in the CranioSacral system.
The process of CranioSacral Therapy works to bring balance back to the whole system. Releasing chronic tension patterns and enhancing fluid motility allows the body’s own healing mechanisms to operate more effectively.
A CST session is performed with the client fully clothed, lying on a comfortable massage table.
Safe and effective for infants, children and adults, CST can be useful in addressing many conditions.
Dynamic Wellness Therapy is a multi-discipline approach that treats each client as an entire person; not just a list of symptoms. Our approach honors the wisdom of the body, recognizing that the symptoms expressed may or may not be the source of the problem. We work to find the most significant point that will create the greatest release, or allow access into the entire system. This point is much like finding the point that will start to undo a knot in a string. Once found, the work is approached in a way that allows the body’s self healing process to begin.
Emily Gordon, Advanced Certified Rolfer
Named after its founder, Dr. Ida P. Rolf, Rolfing Structural Integration is a form of bodywork that reorganizes the connective tissues, called fascia, that permeate the entire body.
Somatic Pathways Yoga Therapy
Enjoy the support of a guided, personalized physical practice, with a gentle touch to incorporate energetic healing and a deeper sense of presence. Depending on the intention, this could be a more active or more meditative practice, involving dialoguing around sensory and inner awareness. Hands-on assists offer better physical alignment in poses, and/or the deepening of stretches, if desired.
Instinctive Meditation & Ritual
A practice consisting of dialoguing through the sensations and inner associations brought up from experiences in life, creating a personalized method of connecting to resources through a free form flow which may involve breathing, simple movements or visualizations. This practice is often combined with the Integrative Somatic Energywork session.
Integrative Somatic Energywork
A gentle, supportive touch using techniques from Craniosacral Therapy, Zero Balancing, Reiki and intuitive energywork, this practice allows the client to surrender the physical to connect more deeply on the mental and emotional levels. It may also resolve many physical issues as well.
This session may include dialoguing through the sensations and inner associations brought up in the practice of self-awareness, such as in an Instinctive Meditation session, and is often combined with this practice.
Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine
Joan Strawson, M.Ac, L.Ac
According to the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM), Oriental Medicine is a “comprehensive health care system encompassing a variety of traditional health care therapies that have been used for more than 3,000 years to diagnose and treat illness, prevent disease, and improve well-being”. Oasis Acupuncture Medicine is a Chinese medicine clinic specializing in the relief of pain and the treatment of sports injuries. Services include acupuncture, electroacupuncture, trigger point acupuncture, cupping, gua sha, moxibustion, and Chinese herbal therapies.
Feldenkrais Method® of Somatic Education * Sounder Sleep System®
Brain-Based Movement Therapy
Hannah Vo-Dinh, Guild-Certified Feldenkrais® Practitioner
Hannah invites you to re-learn the movement patterns of early childhood in order to improve your comfort, gait, balance, posture, athletic performance, and more. Her sensitive way of teaching through guided attention is extremely gentle. The aim is to train your nervous system to be a better feedback system: sensing where, when and how you move, and how even tiny movements are connected to other areas of your body. As your nervous system learns, your movements become more graceful and efficient, relieving tight muscles and reducing wear-and-tear on your joints.
From her undergraduate degree in human ecology to her work as a singer-songwriter and music teacher, Hannah incorporates a holistic perspective and playful manner to her work. She was first introduced to Feldenkrais® as a way to improve her musicianship. Decades later, when Feldenkrais helped her recover from an autoimmune form of arthritis, she wanted to help others with this powerful work. She completed a 4-year training and is certified by the Feldenkrais Guild of North America (FGNA) to practice Awareness Through Movement® and Functional Integration®.
Please visit https://www.mindbodysense.com/private-sessions to learn more.
Amy Kulesa, M.Div., M.S.W.
Spiritual direction is an invitation to deeper listening. Directee and director listen together for Divine movement, questions and longing in the directee’s life. Seeking out spiritual direction can be prompted by a number of experiences: feeling called by something or Someone larger than ourselves and wanting to explore this; spiritual questions that have arisen in the context of our relationships and work; a deepening of childhood faith; or a sense of transition, sometimes precipitated by crisis or change.
Throughout life, we are called into an ongoing From…Through…To transformational process: we journey from where we are, through the experiences of our lives and the call of Transcendence arising from within these circumstances, to a new and deepened sense of Divine disclosure and presence. Spiritual direction can support us in integrating these new disclosures into our present spiritual understanding. Direction can be one or several sessions to help us discern our path, or an ongoing monthly relationship with a director.
I meet with directees in person, by videoconference (Zoom), or by phone. When you contact me, we can start with a phone consultation to discuss the spiritual guidance process and how I can support you in your journey.
Amy Kulesa serves as the Director of Associates for the Sisters of Bon Secours, USA. She earned a Master of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary and a Master of Social Work in clinical social work practice from Rutgers University. She is a graduate of the Epiphany Certification Program from the Epiphany Academy of Formative Spirituality in Pittsburgh, PA, and graduate of the Practice of Spiritual Direction Training Program at Bon Secours. Amy is a Secular Franciscan. She offers spiritual direction, ecumenically, here in Frederick and at the Bon Secours Retreat & Conference Center.
Nicole Robinson, LMT
Massage and CranioSacral Therapy
In her capacity as a Bodyworker and a Mind-Body Practitioner, Nicole brings out the innate wisdom of the body to guide the way in healing and transformation. Patterns of dis-ease can exist in the physical, emotional, mental, or spiritual fields, or all at the same time. Her training in Upledger CranioSacral Therapy as well as Somatic Experiencing have fine-tuned her skills for attuning to the client’s whole being, while specifically allowing the body to lead and guide the way. The body is capable of healing itself, when the conditions are right.
Nicole found her way to this work through a personal healing journey in and through chronic illness. And more than just healing from an illness, she has found this work to be what she needed to align her life with her soul’s yearnings, and to learn how to truly be herself. In showing up this way, she is a mentor to others following a similar path of embodied healing and living.
She offers in-person sessions at Delta for CranioSacral Therapy, Massage Therapy, and Mind-Body Work as well as Zoom sessions for Mind-Body Work.