Cranial Sacral Therapy

Craniosacral therapy (CST) is a form of bodywork or alternative therapy using gentle touch to manipulate the synarthrodial joints of the cranium. A practitioner of cranial-sacral therapy may also apply light touches to a patient’s spine and pelvis. Practitioners believe that this manipulation regulates the flow of cerebrospinal fluid and aids in “primary respiration”. Craniosacral therapy was developed by John Upledger, D.O. in the 1970s, as an offshoot of osteopathy in the cranial field, or cranial osteopathy, which was developed in the 1930s by William Garner Sutherland.

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The therapist lightly palpates the patient’s body, and focuses intently on the communicated movements. A practitioner’s feeling of being in tune with a patient is described as entrainment. Patients often report feelings of deep relaxation during and after the treatment session, and may feel light-headed. While sometimes thought to be caused by an increase in endorphins, research shows the effects may actually be brought about by the endocannabinoid system.

Heather Morris

A graduate of the Baltimore School of Massage’s class of 2011, Heather is generous, thoughtful and compassionate. She approaches each client with a calm, positive attitude and her best healing intentions. She sees massage as an opportunity to reconnect with the body and facilitate awareness. From beginning to end, she evaluates and addresses any blockage or dysfunction. She wants every client to leave feeling better than when they arrived. Whether the goal is to alleviate pain, increase mobility, ease the mind or simply melt on the table, your needs will be listened to and addressed to the best of her capabilities. She understands the importance in finding a balance of work and the rest of life. She relaxes by listening to music and podcasts, going to concerts is the ideal outing. She loves spending time with her family, dining out with loved ones and traveling. Thank you for taking a moment to learn about Heather, please book your appointment soon!

Service Offered: Massage Therapy

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Tiffani Pelleter-Bacquaert

Tiffani has been a massage therapist dedicated to health and wellness for over 20 years. She has experienced and treated many health challenges that have inspired a passion for a lifestyle committed to wellness. Although the foundation of her work is deep myofascial therapy, for the past several years she has been studying Cranial Sacral Therapy and Visceral Manipulation (Upledger Institute) as well as Osteopathic friction (Ben Benjamin). Also, since 2008, she has been a certified yoga teacher, adding mediation shortly after.

Currently her journey into authentically serving as a healing presence for others has led her to MUIH, the alternative medicine sister university of Georgetown Medical School, where she is nearly finished obtaining a Masters in Health and Wellness Coaching specializing in nutrition. Her foundational therapy involves deep, slow gliding strokes along the trajectory of the inherent postural orientation of the individual, which encourages the body to remember its natural disposition. This therapy opens the body to proper circulation and efficient movement, and, in her experience, is generally what people are looking for when they want deep tissue massage and pain relief. She also offers a 10 session protocol of Structural Integration, which is intended to completely reorient the body’s relationship to gravity as well as Cranial Sacral Therapy which restores the body/mind/spirit to harmony and balance through re-establishing proper fluid distribution throughout the body with gentle touch and intuitive dialogue which frees up the energetic blockages that cause pain and misalignment.

Service Offered: Structural Integration

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Georgiana Campos

A Baltimore massage school graduate, George has traveled extensively, training and practicing her massage skills in Sedona Arizona. She was one of the first therapists to work with Bethesda Salt Cave and has come back this year, bringing with her a wealth of knowledge and passion for healing. George’s sessions could include cupping, the use of essential oils, hot stones, Ashiatsu, hemp and CBD massage oil protocols. Be sure to consult with her as to your needs and wishes, for the ultimate in relaxation and healing therapy.
Service Offered: Massage Therapy

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Janine Nayaruda

Owner, R.M.P., N.C.T.M.B Born in South Africa, and with many years of International Massage Therapy experience, Janine studied Massage in Austria & Germanty. Her bodywork is attentive and precise. Janine is a Maryland State Registered massage Practioner, Licensed with the National Board of Massage Therapy Practioners & also a member of AMTA. Ha started Massage Metta in Bethesda, MD late last year with the intention of providing a bodywork session that will meet the needs of Stay at Home Moms to Weekend Warriors & Professional Athletes alike. She truly practices the Metta Philosophy by treating all beings with Loving Kindness. Janine lives in Potomac Maryland with her husband & their lazy dogs, Chowka & Tequila.

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