Clients are often referred to me from their Chiropractors, Acupuncturists, Naturopaths, friends and family and they often have no idea what to expect from a treatment from me. This is perfectly reasonable because anyone that has had a session with me knows that their session was completely unique to their own specific needs on that particular day.
The core belief in my entire practice is that the body naturally wants to heal itself and my job is to help create the space for that healing to occur. I work to bring the body into alignment through time-honored massage techniques that are tailored for individual needs, while incorporating Craniosacral Therapy, Reiki, Pranic Healing and Family Constellation concepts to be able to address emotional and spiritual blocks.
I am likely most known for the Abdominal Therapy I practice. I did most of my training in abdominal work with Rosita Arvigo. Rosita's initial training was as a Naprapathic Doctor and herbalist and then apprenticed with a mayan shaman for many years. She cultivated the work known as The Arvigo Techniques of Mayan Abdominal Massage, which is a time-honored, non-invasive, external massage technique that guides internal abdominal organs into their proper position. Maya massage improves organ function by releasing physical and emotional congestion from the abdomen. This massage benefits both men and women and is known to be highly effective for fertility, digestive issues, hormonal imbalance and a wide variety of common female symptoms. I use my background in clinical pain relief, craniosacral therapy, energy work and family constellations to also guide my abdominal therapy sessions. (Read more in my services section)
I was surprised to find out how many different approaches there are to Craniosacral Therapy. After doing some personal exploration and self-healing, I identify most with the visionary approach taught by Hugh Milne. The visionary school encompasses all ways of understanding and working with the craniosacral system - biodynamic, energetic, mechanical and visionary. I like to describe this method of working as shamanism meets craniosacral work. I find it to be quite profound and enjoy incorporating aspects of this work into all of my sessions.
My experience learning and teaching clinical massage has led me to offer my own variation that I call Customized Pain Relief. I combine clinical techniques such as Trigger Point Therapy and Myofascial Release with relaxation and energetic techniques. My approach to massage in general is quite gentle and is most accurately described as craniosacral inspired massage. By utilizing varied techniques, I provide a holistic approach for overall alignment of the body and can address specific pain complaints. I take into consideration any previous injuries as well as your daily activities in order to determine a suitable treatment plan. Together we can develop a proper self-care routine to help you not only attain, but maintain a pain free state of wellbeing.
If you have any questions, or would discuss treatment options, you can call me at 512-422-2680.
Blessings, Charlotte Westbrook