Shiatsu Therapy & Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy

About Shiatsu

“Restoring your spirit is a sacred beautiful process”

Shiatsu is a Japanese word meaning ‘finger pressure‘.

The principles of shiatsu are very similar to the principles of acupuncture, but instead of using needles, the shiatsu therapist uses thumbs, palms, and sometimes elbow and knee pressure to stimulate the body’s own healing powers.

Throughout our lives as we encounter stresses, traumas, accidents, or adopt poor health habits, the traffic or energy along these pathways gets interrupted, stagnated or rerouted. We experience this as pain, discomfort, fatigue, and dis-ease. Shiatsu re-establishes the energy flow, enhancing and re-stimulating the body’s natural healing process.

Acupressure is used to balance invisible energy pathways in the body called meridians. Meridians are like traffic highways running throughout the body, each having a specific function.

Shiatsu is traditionally done on the floor on a mat wearing loose comfortable clothing.

Table sessions are also available especially if being blended with Craniosacral therapy.

Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy

Remembering Your Health

Craniosacral Therapy focuses on supporting the health of your system. It does this by accessing your original health matrix via the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF).

The CSF is filtered from blood in the ventricles of the brain and flows around the brain and down/up the spinal column creating an inner tide.

When we face overwhelming experiences throughout our life, our system protects us by storing pockets of ‘undigested life experience’ as areas of ‘stillness’ throughout our body. They are held in the cell memory.

As we collect these areas of ‘stillness’’, we begin to notice a lessening of overall life force, and problems start to manifest in our physiology.

Biodynamic Craniosacral therapy is a unique, gentle, noninvasive way of accessing, digesting and integrating these areas of ‘stillness’ and retrieving the health of your system.

During a session my hands will be placed lightly on your feet, sacrum, or head as I sense the subtle inner tides of your CSF.

You will most likely feel yourself entering a very restful sleep-like state, as your body begins to release stored experiences and old patterns, rediscovering your health.


about jen

Jennifer has been practicing in Burlington since 1994.  She is a graduate of the Ohashi Institute in NYC and registered with the Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy Association of North America (BCTA/NA)

After a career as a Professional Ballet Dancer and a skiing accident, Jennifer turned to Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy, along with shiatsu which proved to be the most effective healing modalities for her.

She has now chosen to follow a path of healing for others using these therapies.

I am a Registered Craniosacral Therapist, RCST® since 1998; In addition, I am a founding member of the Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy Association of North America (BCTA/NA) and has recently spent 4 year assisting