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Cranial Sacral (CS) is very gentle, non-invasive, fully clothed, hands-on healing that focuses on your central nervous system, energy and fluid bodies to enhance the health in your system. During a session I may combine CS with womb and birth imprinting (Somatic Pre- & Perinatal Psychology), Energy Healing and Developmental Attachment to enhance your, and your family’s, healing experience. With active children I combine this work with play. Permission given to be touched is central with all ages.


Sliding scale $250 – $160/one-hour session. PayPal, Venmo and cards accepted

To schedule a FREE initial phone/video consult call (707) 829 1764 or email starbear@sonic.net

PLEASE NOTE:  24 hours notice is required to cancel or change an appointment otherwise the full fee is charged

Thank you again and again for all of your support during our precious prenatal time. You helped us create a safe and cozy nest for our little one, and for all of us. Our work with you set the stage for our baby to thrive. She is so content and joyful! Our 12 year old daughter also benefited from your parenting support, as we transitioned into our new family, and moved towards our birth.
M.B. and S.B., Sebastopol

Cranial Sacral for Babies:

Babies can have much to share with us about their epic journey into life. Cranial Sacral supports integration through deep listening, empathy and very gentle touch allowing baby to tell her story and release what is held in her system.

This healing work helps if your baby is:

  • Fussy or colicky
  • Having digestive issues
  • Crying a lot or crying inconsolably (trauma crying)
  • Having feeding or sleeping issues
  • Unable to settle
  • Uncomfortable in his/her body
  • Suffering from stress or trauma
  • Grieving a loss (prenatal bereavement, separation after birth, twin loss, etc.)
  • Unable to relax and rest deeply
  • Disconnected (not attaching fully, not present in their eyes/body)
  • Challenged by a stressful womb or birth experience (cesarean section, induction, other medical interventions, long or short labor, etc)

When infants get help early they are supported to reach their full potential and are able to meet life feeling integrated and embodied with a fully functional nervous system.

Home visits are usually available for newborns in the Santa Rosa and Sebastopol areas or if mom is incapacitated and unable to come to my office. This option is suspended during Covid, call me for updates.

Cranial Sacral for Children:

Helps children with:

  • Unwinding tension, stress and anxiety
  • Connecting their body-system to its inherent health
  • Slowing down
  • Sleep issues
  • An unsettled nervous system (unable to be calm and/or rest deeply)
  • Unresolved issues held in his/her body-system
  • Hyperactivity – (A revved or anxious nervous system can keep them continually active and unable to let down. This can sometimes be caused by Pitocin, and by womb and birth imprints)
  • Feeling ungrounded and off-center (banging into objects, not finding their feet, scattered energy)
  • Aches and pains
  • Difficult or stressful womb or birth experiences – (If there has been high stress or trauma during this period go to the Womb & Birth Play for Children page)

Depending on the age of the child and their ability to lay on the massage table I may combine Cranial Sacral with play as it is the natural language of children. After a few sessions wiggly younger children may be able to be still for longer periods of time.

Cranial Sacral for Adults:

Helps with:

  • Deep relaxation
  • Aches and pains
  • Unwinding tension, anxiety and stress
  • Imprints held in the body that cause discomfort or pain
  • Bringing your nervous system to a calm regulated state (shifting away from anxiety and mind loops, etc.)
  • Unresolved issues held in the body-system
  • Hyperactivity
  • Feeling ungrounded and off-center
  • Connecting your body-system to its inherent health
  • Self-care and maintenance

A Baby's Story:
For the first two months of our son's life all he did was nurse, sleep, and scream. Our journey to conceiving, pregnancy, and the birth were all very stressful, and our son was clearly affected by all of the stress and trauma. We tried everything! I watched other mom’s with their babies calm in their arms, and felt so terrible that our son was suffering, and not at peace. It was affecting my health, my relationship with my husband, and my ability to bond with my son; he never had a quiet alert moment and was distressed around the clock. Our midwife referred us to Karen, and everything changed! Karen was able to tune in to aspects of pre-conception, pregnancy, and birth that had affected our son, and support him to process, express, and release his emotions. Her gentle bodywork helped unwind the tension in his body. It was difficult to witness his emotions and feel unable to comfort him, and it was exactly what he needed. He expressed all of his fear, anger, and grief, just like adults need to express things that they experience. Our baby literally transformed overnight after the first appointment; and for the next week did not cry at all! We continued so that he could express, and release, other experiences and emotions, and to this day have a happy and delightful baby! We could not be more grateful for Karen’s work; the safe and loving space she provides for healing, her expertise at sensing what a baby needs to release, and her facilitation of the process.
Anon, Executive, Petaluma, Ca

To schedule a FREE initial phone/video consult call (707) 829 1764 or email starbear@sonic.net