Meet Amy Sanders
Registered Occupational Therapist
Diplomate CranioSacral Therapist
Licensed Massage Therapist
Amy is a Diplomate Certified CranioSacral Therapist, the Co-Founder of the Be Well Center in Austin. Amy holds a degree Occupational Therapy and is a licensed Massage Therapist.
She began her career working in neurological and orthopedic rehabilitation settings, developing an understanding the body, with a focus to get to the source of the pain or discomfort that creates the symptoms manifested within the body system.
Amy has been utilizing CranioSacral Therapy and Myofascial Release therapeutic techniques for over 25 years, supporting her patients to awareness, recovery, and healing.
She encourages clients to access their self-healing mechanisms,
and support the body to self-correct and heal naturally.
What is CranioSacral Therapy?
CranioSacral Therapy is an educated, specific, hands-on therapy that can create significant improvements in your life.
Our CranioSacral System is comprised of the tissues and cerebrospinal fluid that support and protect the brain and spinal cord. As a result of this connection, the CranioSacral system has a direct impact on the health and well-being of our central nervous system.
The CranioSacral System like other body systems, has its own motion based upon the movement of the protective cerebrospinal fluid. During a CST session, I evaluate with gentle hands-on techniques, determine the tension patterns within the system, and facilitate the release of the biological fabric that holds the restriction.
The result is reduced pain and stress, enhanced function, motion, and improved health and well-being.
Life experiences, stresses, and strains are processed through our bodies; When overwhelming, these experiences are held in the system. Our bodies work around these held experiences until the load becomes too great and we develop symptoms. CST helps your body to release the held tensions, to allow for the entire body to release and self-correct.
Safe and Sound
The Safe and Sound Protocol (SSP) is an evidence-based listening therapy designed to reduce sound sensitivities and improve auditory processing, behavioral state regulation, and social engagement behaviors through filtered music. As a practical application of Polyvagal Theory, the SSP acts as a non-invasive, acoustic vagal nerve stimulator, helping to re-tune the nervous system to better support connection, collaboration and resilience. The SSP involves listening to specially filtered music through headphones alongside a provider, in-person or remotely. Suitable for children and adults, the SSP has demonstrated benefits for individuals with trauma, anxiety, sensory processing differences and more.
Highlights of the SSP:
● A five-hour auditory intervention developed and patented by Dr. Stephen Porges, author of the Polyvagal Theory.
● Designed to reduce sound sensitivity, and improve auditory processing and behavioral state regulation.
● Activates the client’s social engagement system, helping to accelerate and enhance therapeutic outcomes.
● Supports physiological state regulation, allowing for greater resilience.
What Is Polyvagal Theory?
Developed by world-renowned researcher, Dr. Stephen Porges, Polyvagal Theory focuses on what is happening in the body and the nervous system, and explains how our sense of safety, danger or life-threat can impact our behavior. Understanding Polyvagal Theory gives us a scientific framework that can be applied through physiological, or “bottom-up” therapies, to help change and improve how we feel, think and connect with others.
The SSP Package includes
-5 hours of modulated music to be listened to over 10 days in 30 min. sessions
-Intial and midpoint session with Amy virtually or in office
-Self access to programming through your device at home
-Strategies for regulation of your own nervous system provided
-Autonomic Mapping and Education on the Polyvagal Ladder
Click on this link for more information:
Email Info@amysanderstherapy.com for a 15 min free consultation