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How to Feel Whole Again

October 14, 2015

How to Feel Whole Again

“I feel like I’m a bunch of different body parts. I just want to feel like one whole person.”  These words from a massage client ran through my head as I crouched in a low lunge on my yoga mat, tapping my front foot against the mat with the rest of the class. The teacher asked us, “What is the sensation of your foot as it hits the mat? Maybe it feels squishy? Do you notice the feel of the air against your skin?” I was in a 20-hour training with the organization Centering Youth, which brings yoga and mindfulness...

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What is Craniosacral Therapy?

September 14, 2015

What is Craniosacral Therapy?

When I was a senior in college, I had been in counseling for awhile and felt that I had hit a wall. I understood the causes of my anxiety, but I could feel that my patterns lived in my body, not just my mind. Talking things out wasn’t enough. I decided to work with a Craniosacral therapist named Susan Raffo, who was kind and warm and whose office became my refuge.   Craniosacral therapy is a gentle, hands-on treatment modality that releases tensions deep in the body to relieve pain and dysfunction and improve whole-body health. It...

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