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BodyWise Health Center - Cheri Gillham

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BodyWise Health Center - Cheri Gillham

  1. 1. BodyWise Health Center Cheri Gillham, LMT, NCTMB CranioSacral and Massage Therapy Offices in Boerne and San Antonio 210-838-7925
  2. 2. J. Cheri Gillham, LMT <ul><li>1991 graduate of LifePathSchool of Massage Therapy, Peoria, IL </li></ul><ul><li>Over 1,000 hours of continuing education credits </li></ul><ul><li>Licensed in the state of Texas since 2003. </li></ul><ul><li>Specialize in CranioSacral Therapy (CST), SomatoEmotional Release and NeuroMuscular therapy </li></ul><ul><li>Work with infants, children, teens and adults. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Affiliations, Credits <ul><li>Texas Licensed Massage Therapist </li></ul><ul><li>American Massage Therapy Association </li></ul><ul><li>American CranioSacral Therapy Association </li></ul><ul><li>Nationally Certified in Therapeutic Massage and BodyWork </li></ul>
  4. 4. Therapeutic Massage <ul><li>Stress reduction </li></ul><ul><li>Improves posture </li></ul><ul><li>Increases self-esteem </li></ul><ul><li>Increases circulation </li></ul><ul><li>Muscle tension relief </li></ul><ul><li>Improves mental attitude </li></ul><ul><li>Decreases joint pain </li></ul><ul><li>Increases range of motion </li></ul><ul><li>S trengthen s immune system </li></ul><ul><li>E nhanced self‑image </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>and most of all, it makes you feel good </li></ul></ul></ul>
  5. 5. CranioSacral Therapy <ul><li>Cr anioSacral Therapy is a gentle hands on therapy to test for restrictions in the craniosacral system. The practitioner uses 5 grams of pressure – no more than the weight of a nickel – to monitor the rhythm of the cerebrospinal fluid as it flows through the system. </li></ul>
  6. 6. The CranioSacral System <ul><li>The craniosacral system consists of the membranes and cerebrospinal fluid that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord. It extends from the bones of the skull, face and mouth, which make up the cranium, down to the sacrum – tailbone area. An imbalance or restriction in this system could potentially cause any sensory, motor or neurological disabilities . </li></ul>
  7. 7. CranioSacral Therapy Improves <ul><li>Migr ai nes and Headaches </li></ul><ul><li>Chronic neck and back pain </li></ul><ul><li>Chronic fatigue / Fibromyalgia </li></ul><ul><li>Motor-coordination impairments </li></ul><ul><li>Stress and tension related problems </li></ul><ul><li>Central Nervous System Disorders </li></ul><ul><li>TMJ </li></ul><ul><li>Scoliosis </li></ul><ul><li>Autism </li></ul><ul><li>Cerebral Palsy </li></ul><ul><li>ADD, ADHD </li></ul><ul><li>Dyslexia </li></ul><ul><li>Emotional difficulties </li></ul><ul><li>Hormonal imbalances </li></ul>
  8. 8. CST and Pregnancy Craniosacral therapy assists the pregnant woman by releasing restrictions in the body and pelvis to co-create optimal fetal positioning and an optimal birthing experience. Craniosacral supports the pregnant women’s inner resources for health, facilitating a balance in the body, heart and spirit. Through light touch, the therapist can balance the pelvis and uterus in pregnancy to prevent or correct ligament pain, low back, hip or rib pain and posterior fetal positioning, easing general pregnancy discomforts.
  9. 9. CranioSacral Therapy for Moms <ul><li>Reduces ligament pain </li></ul><ul><li>Balances pelvis and uterus </li></ul><ul><li>Reduces nausea and reflux </li></ul><ul><li>Optimizes fetal position </li></ul><ul><li>Reduces low back and rib pain </li></ul><ul><li>Reduces hip and sciatica pain </li></ul><ul><li>Minimizes acid reflux and nausea </li></ul>
  10. 10. CranioSacral Therapy for Newborns CST is extremely valuable for a baby who experienced a challenging passage during labor and birth,creating intense pressures on the cranial structures and organ systems. This bodywork assists babies in releasing restrictive patterns in the body before they become issues later in life, thus preventing future disease and dysfunction . CST gently facilitates the release of restrictions in the myofascial tissues surrounding the tongue, facial bones, cranial bones, cranial nerves, sacrum and more, thus encouraging the increase in vitality and coherence of the CranioSacral rhythm. Through the CranioSacral practitione’s loving touch this natural relief of tension is easily done.
  11. 11. CranioSacral Therapy for Newborns <ul><li>Fussy, hard to soothe babies </li></ul><ul><li>Reflux, Colic, Spitting up </li></ul><ul><li>Breast feeding problems </li></ul><ul><li>Restlessness </li></ul><ul><li>Latching Issues </li></ul><ul><li>Non-sleeping babies </li></ul><ul><li>Digestion / Elimination issues </li></ul>
  12. 12. “ A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words” Hope and Grace Beasley November 2009
  13. 13. “ A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words” Hope and Grace Beasley November 2009
  14. 14. CranioSacral Therapy for Children <ul><li>Autism </li></ul><ul><li>ADD, ADHD </li></ul><ul><li>Cerebral Palsy </li></ul><ul><li>Learning Disabilities </li></ul><ul><li>Developmental Delays </li></ul><ul><li>Neurological Conditions </li></ul><ul><li>Sensory Integration Issues </li></ul><ul><li>Chronic Middle Ear Infections </li></ul>