Lisa Marie, RYT-500, Reiki Master and Biodynamic Cranial Sacral Therapist is now seeing clients privately at Pacific Coast Integrative Health.
Her private sessions are individualized for each client, done on a massage table, and are always an integration of Reiki and Biodynamic Cranial Sacral Therapy. She will also include Yoga Therapy as needed. Lisa is highly intuitive and has been working both privately and in larger group settings since 1997.
She is joining Dr. Fanning to support alternative health for clients who wish to receive benefits in the following areas:
Healthy Nervous System
Anxiety, TMJ, Migraines, Imbalanced sleep patterns
Balance Moods, Hormones, Emotions
Integrate Body, Mind, Spirit
Understand the body as a portal for spirituality
Freedom from chronic pain
Tap into higher states of awareness
To book an appointment with Lisa, please contact her directly
What is Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy?
Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy (BCST) is a healing modality that takes your body out of the sympathetic state and into the parasympathetic state. The transition from fight-flight to rest-digest is imperative to healing. Without that transition, the body is unable to go from maintenance mode to repair mode and therefore is unable to heal.
The ANS has two divisions: the sympathetic and the parasympathetic. The sympathetic emerges from the middle part of the spine spanning from the level of the shoulders to the level of the belly button and is responsible for what is called the “fight-or-flight” state.
If there is a bear chasing you, you’re running fast, furiously, efficiently, and effectively thanks to your sympathetic nervous system. The parasympathetic is its counterpart.
It’s often called the “rest-and-digest” state. It emerges from parts of the brainstem and parts of the sacrum (your “tailbone”). It is responsible for replenishing resources and repairing any part of the body that has suffered during the day, which includes any stress that has burdened the body in some way. Ideally, these two divisions of the ANS balance each other out. For every stressful experience that activates the sympathetic nervous system, there should be an equal amount of downtime for the parasympathetic nervous system to kick in and repair the damage. Unfortunately often our modern world does not afford us that time. So, the nervous system (NS) has to prioritize what is important to deal with immediately and what can wait to be dealt with in another moment.
The priority list is as follows:
1. Your vital functions.
It's fundamental that your heart keeps beating, that you take in oxygen and get rid of carbon dioxide efficiently, and that your kidneys filter your blood, etc. Nothing takes priority over maintaining vital functions.
2. What you subject your nervous system to.
If you are running to work, your nervous system has to adapt by making sure your body can keep up with the demands you are putting on it in the moment. If it didn’t, you’d likely pass out in the middle of the street because your cells would not be getting enough oxygen (one of the many things that would go wrong if your nervous system didn’t pay attention to the increase in metabolic demands placed on it as you raced to work).
3. Your emotions.
If you’re angry, your nervous system has to accommodate for the increase in heat and metabolic needs that are required to be angry. If you’re depressed, your nervous system has to accommodate to the decrease in oxygen because you are breathing not as deeply as you usually do. Less oxygen = less energy.
4. Your past injuries, both physical and emotional.
Sadly, last on the list are all the things that happened in the past. So anything that is not happening right now is included in “the past.” Your nervous system gives priority always to what is happening right now. If it’s not happening now and you are in a state of stress, it will be stored and addressed later.
The only problem with this beautifully designed system is that the system is organized around the idea that there will be downtime every day to address the stressors that have been stored. If there is no downtime, past injuries continue to be stored long term in the tissues of the body. And, as you can imagine, there is a limit to how much can be stored in the tissues before damage starts to manifest as a consequence of storing. Bear in mind that the body is always oriented toward health and does its best to keep you functioning at your most optimal state with the conditions it is presented with. So if you are stressed or ill, it is still oriented toward optimal functioning and health within the parameters and resources available to it, even though from your perspective your body is not working as well as it “should” or “used to.”