What is Craniosacral Therapy and Visceral Manipulation?
Craniosacral is a gentle, non-invasive type of body work that focuses on releasing the fascia of the head and spine. Visceral manipulation is similar except the work focuses on the visceral (internal) organs of the body. By freeing the fascia of the cranium and abdomen, the practitioner is able to assist the body in regaining normal function in the nervous, lymph, hormonal, myofascial and gastrointestinal systems. Craniosacral and Visceral is founded on the belief that the body knows exactly how to heal and that the role of the practitioner is to help you heal yourself by facilitating the healing process. This whole person therapy treats physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health.
What to expect from your visit with Kari?
Kari will first assess and listen to the current state of you body by gently placing her hands on the top of your head and at the feet. She will then use light pressure to facilitate the release of any restrictions that she finds. Kari generally uses these therapies in conjunction with acupuncture to further facilitate this work. Acupuncture is a form of medicine that uses the insertion of needles to facilitate the flow of Qi (energy/vitality) though to body to treat pain and disease.
The number and frequency of treatments varies for each patient. I encourage weekly sessions for 4-8 weeks and will reassess at every visit.
Visits with Kari are 40 – 50 minutes in length for return visits. First visits are 60 minutes. Please come to your appointment wearing comfortable clothing that allows access to forearms and below the knee.
Mae Integrative Medicine does not accept insurance. I will happily provide a superbill for you to submit for out of network coverage.
Discounts are available for Bastyr University students.
Inquire for Sliding Scale Rates if financial need exists