Alison Hazelbaker, PhD, IBCLC, FILCA, CST, RCST

spiritofhealingllc@gmail.com (614) 326-3504

Dr. Hazelbaker specializes in cross-disciplinary treatment and to that end has taken training in several modalities to best assist her clients. She is a certified Craniosacral Therapist, a Lymph Drainage Therapy practitioner, and an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant.

Craniosacral Therapy

Craniosacral Therapy (CST) is a light touch form of bodywork designed to release physical and energetic restrictions from soft tissue, especially the fascia (connective tissue). Using a soft touch, generally no greater than 5 grams, practitioners release restrictions caused by accident, injury or emotional trauma thereby improving the physiological functioning of the entire body. CST is not massage, bony manipulation (chiropractic or osteopathic manipulation) or energy transfer (Reiki or Therapeutic Touch.)

The adult client typically rests on a table fully clothed. Children typically can receive therapy while quietly playing, or if old enough, on the table. Infants may be treated while they are feeding or in their mothers’ arms.

The client may feel subtle sensation during the session as restrictions in the soft tissues release. Clients report feeling very relaxed during and after the session. Babies may become very quiet or even fall asleep. Body changes continue for up to four days after a typical session. After this four day reorganization process, the client often feels a definitive move toward resolution of the pain or dysfunction.

The number of sessions required for any given issue depends on the age of the problem, the severity of the accident or injury, the extent of involvement of the body, the level of stress in the client’s life, the specific areas of the body affected and the experience level of the therapist. Each session lasts about 60 minutes.

 

According to the www.Upledger.com website:

“By complementing the body's natural healing processes, CST is increasingly used as a preventive health measure for its ability to bolster resistance to disease, and is effective for a wide range of medical problems associated with pain and dysfunction, including:”

  • Migraine Headaches

  • Chronic Neck and Back Pain

  • Motor-Coordination Impairments

  • Colic

  • Autism

  • Central Nervous System Disorders

  • Orthopedic Problems

  • Traumatic Brain and Spinal Cord Injuries

  • Scoliosis

  • Infantile Disorders including sucking and feeding problems

  • Tongue-tie

  • Learning Disabilities

  • Chronic Fatigue

  • Emotional Difficulties

  • Stress and Tension-Related Problems

  • Fibromyalgia and other Connective-Tissue Disorders

  • Temporomandibular Joint Syndrome (TMJ)

  • Neurovascular or Immune Disorders

  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

  • Post-Surgical Dysfunction

  • Accident and injury related body dysfunction and pain

  • Locate and release pent-up energy stuck in specific locations of the body

  • Release suppressed emotions that may be inhibiting complete structural releases

  • Refine listening and comprehension skills

  • Improve palpation and whole-body evaluation skills