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CranioSacral Therapy with Denise Obray

CranioSacral Therapy Auburn CACranioSacral Therapy with Denise Obray

Special offers through March 14th, 2018

Love your body  #1

Book two 60 minute CranioSacral appointments and you can double your savings! Take $20 off each appointment  (Save $40)

Love your Body #2

Book a unique 90 Minute CranioSacral Integrative Massage appointment that begins with a stress reducing upper body massage and ends with a healing and deeply relaxing CranioSacral Therapy Session. Take $25 off your appointment and enjoy your savings.

What is CranioSacral Therapy?

CST is a very gentle form of bodywork known for it’s deeply relaxing effects. It is said to calm the nervous system, decrease inflammation, and is used to treat many physical, emotional, mental and spiritual conditions. CST influences the rhythm of the cerebrospinal that surrounds your brain and spinal cord, helping to restore a natural rhythm of ease and flow.

About Denise

Please call Denise directly for more information and to schedule: 530-308-0320

Denise Obray, Certified Massage Therapist in Auburn California, has been working with a variety of communities, helping people for over 30 years.  She is a compassionate and dedicated therapist who holds space for healing with each of her clients. For over 18 years she was a business owner who provided sign language interpreting services to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing communities throughout the nation. After becoming a Certified Massage Therapist, Denise was drawn to CranioSacral Therapy and helping people heal with the distinct light-touch techniques taught by The Upledger Institute and welcomes all clients, including those  experiencing trauma, anxiety, depression and PTSD.

Please note: These special offers are not available for gift certificate purchases, and must be scheduled between February 14th and March 14th. Packages must be paid for at time of first appointment. Thank you!

 

How CranioSacral Therapy can help PTSD

How CranioSacral Therapy can help PTSD

CranioSacral PTSD Auburn

What is PTSD?

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a complex condition involving the body, mind and spirit. Though most often associated with our military veterans, PTSD is an anxiety disorder that can affect anyone with a history of trauma.  Trauma can be the result of childhood injury or abuse, an accident or a number of other life experiences that create a painful trigger that is repeatedly is activated throughout life.  When the body/mind has not yet recognized that the event is over, the sympathetic nervous system (fight/flight) is activated and the body responds by continuously mobilizing muscles and other body systems in an attempt to numb the pain.CranioSacral PTSD Auburn

Individuals who suffer from chronic PTSD also have physical changes in their brain, most notably, a decrease in brain activity in the prefrontal cortex (higher level thinking and language) and increase in amygdala activity (emotional).  The physical brain changes are described further in this article in the NCBI database as a  “heightened activity only in the right hemisphere, specifically, in the areas that are most involved in emotional arousal – the amygdala, insula, and the medial temporal lobe. During exposure to their traumatic scripts there was a significant decrease in activation of the left inferior frontal area – Broca’s area – which is thought to be responsible for translating personal experiences into communicable language.” 

How can CranioSacral Therapy help?

The CranioSacral System is made up of membranes and fluid that surround, protect and nourish the brain and spinal cord. It extends from the bones in the head to the tailbone area known as the sacrum. Since this unique system had a direct impact on the central nervous system, it is easy to see how an imbalance there could cause any number or sensory, motor or neurological problems.

The main goal of a CST session is to allow the central nervous system the opportunity to relax, rejuvenate and heal from the traumas of PTSD. This holistic bodywork approach can help release the tension patterns created by the traumatic physical or emotional experience.

CST is light touch, full clothed therapy which leaves clients in a deeply relaxed state.  Clients often experience decreased pain and a sense of overall well being that continues long after the session is over.

 

 

Awaken Integrative Bodywork offers a $10 discount to veterans.  Sessions can be booked online or by phone at 530-906-8668.

Spring Massage Specials

Spring Massage Specials

We are offering a $20 savings on a massages   $20 savings on CranioSacral Therapy , or $25 on a unique new service that blends both modalities when you book with Denise Obray, one of our new therapists.

Through April 2017, clients who have yet to meet Denise can take advantage of her special introductory offers.  Denise is available on Tuesdays and Thursdays at our beautiful studio in downtown Auburn, CA.

Denise Obray CMT Auburn CADenise Obray, Certified Massage Therapist in Auburn California, has been working with a variety of communities, helping people for over 30 years.  She is a compassionate and dedicated therapist who holds space for healing with each of her clients. For over 18 years she was a business owner who provided sign language interpreting services to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing communities throughout the nation. After becoming a Certified Massage Therapist, Denise was drawn to CranioSacral Therapy and helping people heal with the distinct light-touch techniques taught by The Upledger Institute and welcomes all clients, including those  experiencing trauma, anxiety, depression and PTSD.

CranioSacral Therapy for children and Youth

craniosacral therapy for children and youth

Supporting the whole Family

CranioSacral Therapy for Children and Youth

Some of the most touching and moving experiences I’ve had as a bodyworker have been practicing CranioSacral Therapy for children and youth in Auburn, CA. I will never forget seeing one young person who has autism reach up and gently touch my colleagues face in appreciation of of the work he was receiving.

Growing up isn’t easy for kids. Constant changes in their physical, mental & spiritual worlds can be disorienting and uncomfortable, leading to physical and behavioral difficulties. Bodywork can help kids adjust to the constant transitions of growth, as well as many common ailments including anxiety, growing pains, and even more serious conditions. We’ve treated youth with Autism, ADHD, anxiety and depression, growing pains and injuries. What is CranioSacral Therapy?

We are happy to schedule children over 9 years old at this time.  Call us for a free consultation and to schedule: 530-906-8668