Why Choose BlissBrain Craniosacral Therapy?

ICraniosacral Therapy, also called CST, is a gentle type of specialized bodywork that releases tensions in the muscles, bones, and nerves of the central nervous system to heal the head, neck, back, and pelvis. The result is a more balanced, relaxed brain and body. Craniosacral is so effective because it is slow and designed to reach deep into the internal fascial system of the spine (dural tube) and skull (intracranial membrane system) as well as the fascial systems of the whole body (pelvic floor, diaphragm, etc.) Picture your brain and spinal cord as a jellyfish undulating in the ocean that is your body.  If the system is restricted or not receiving enough Craniosacral fluid it becomes stiff with less  flexibility and reduced communication throughout. I practice Dr Upledger's protocols (the creator of Craniosacral Therapy) including his cutting edge approach of balancing the various brain components at the deepest interstitial level.  I also combine classic Craniosacral techniques with French osteopathic techniques (Visceral Manipulation and Neural Manipulation.  Another way that Craniosacral Therapy differs from Cranial Osteopathy is the emphasis on somatic emotional release. We listen so deeply and practice a stillness and presence to the body that it's not unusual for a client to exclaim "I had no idea that I still held those negative emotions in my heart, I thought I had processed that experience already."  

CranioSacral MassageTherapy for pregnancy and babies; a family choice

 

The best time to start CranioSacral Massage Therapy is while your baby is still in the womb. Studies show that maternal anxiety and poor womb positioning can adversely affect baby's development as well as complicate labor and delivery. CranioSacral Therapy pregnancy massage helps ease mom's aching back and gives baby more room to grow. Special 3rd trimester intensive protocols prepare baby and parents emotionally and physically for birth.

pediatric craniosacral therapy for newborns
The Importance of 
Pediatric CranioSacaral
Therapy

I came to Maureen because my 8 month old son was having trouble starting to crawl (he wanted to go straight to walking) and all of us mom's know how important the crawling phase is for coordination etc. She worked on his lower back and legs gently stretching and in turn helped strengthen his muscles - I am excited to report than in just 2 sessions he is a crawling master.  Maureen also did some cranio - sacral work and after each session I noticed he was calmer, less cranky and able to sleep easier.  Maureen is definitely a must see - next on the schedule - Baby yoga!

 

Joanne K---on YELP

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Newborn and Infant Tummy Time 

Your tiny tot turning grouchy at tummy time? Following the doctor's orders easier said than done? What's a mamma to do? All newborn and infant sessions incorporate teaching Tummy Time tips and trick that help turn a fussy baby into a happy one. We focus on your baby's developmental movement Don't be surprised if deeper sleep, less tummy troubles and laughter follow. Sigh. Does your toddler do a lot of tumbles? We can still adress developmental movement patterns through treatment and specialized exercises. It's never too early to work on core strengthening. Yoga for babies and tots is part of the magic. You will leave with homework assignments your whole family will love. 





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As a chiropractor, I meet many other body workers in the field. I had the pleasure of receiving treatment from Maureen and was very impressed with her knowledge and skill. Not only is she a good listener and very intuitive, but she really knows her stuff. She has had extensive training, beyond what I'd experienced in the past with other therapists of any kind-- she is truly a specialist. I have sent patients of my own to receive treatment from her on conditions I have been unsuccessful treating, and they have thanked me! I highly recommend.

-Dr. Rina Tinozzi
Corte Madera

 

 

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I have worked with Maureen on various issues over the last couple years, from pregnancy induced pain and tension to postpartum neck spasms.  She alleviates stress within my body using her intuitive hands and relaxing approach.  Maureen also worked on my infant's reluctance to turn her head to the right after her birth.  Within two sessions she was no longer favoring one side to the other.  And my favorite sessions of all with Maureen were her teaching the group baby yoga and massage classes for 5 weeks.  The knowledge she passed on to our group of new mommas was invaluable as it allowed us to learn about our little beings while helping them stretch, breathe, and develop in their new little bodies


Cinda V, LAc--on YELP

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I suffered from chronic TMJ for years resulting from an injury. Before heading down the road of invasive corrective surgeries with poor success rates, a friend suggested I try cranial sacral therapy - amazing! I didn't know what to expect, but the results were terrific (and the treatment itself is so wonderful and relaxing). Maureen is a real master in her practice. I felt changes immediately and over the course of a few weeks, my jaw feels better than it has in years. I highly recommend Maureen - perceptive, highly skilled, and a true healer.

Amanda A----on YELP