Meet Amy Sanders

Registered Occupational Therapist
Diplomate CranioSacral Therapist
Licensed Massage Therapist

 

 

Amy is a Diplomate Certified CranioSacral Therapist through the Upledger Institute. She holds a degree in Occupational Therapy 

and is a Licensed Massage Therapist in the state of Texas.

She began her career working in neurological and orthopedic rehabilitation settings, where she was first introduced to CranioSacral Therapy and Myofascial Release. 

Amy has been utilizing these gentle, yet effective therapeutic techniques for over 20 years, supporting her patients

on their road to awareness, recovery, and healing.

Her focus in treatment is to get the source of the pain or discomfort that creates the symptoms manifested within the body system.  

She encourages clients to access their self-healing mechanisms,

and support the body to self-correct and heal naturally. 

TMJ-D and Migraines

Pain and Injury Rehabilitation

Birth and Developmental Challenges

PTSD and Trauma

Wellness and Stress Reduction

 
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CranioSacral Therapy

Restore and Renew

Concussion Recovery

 

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.

What challenges can

CranioSacral Therapy address?

TMJ-D and 
Migraines

CranioSacral Therapy helps prevent and stop migraines primarily by decreasing tensions throughout the structures within the skull.  The techniques remove restrictions from meningeal and cranial bones, and open the structures at the base of the skull and cervical spine. This results in decreased intracranial pressure and allows for the entire CranioSacral system to open up. 

Temporomandibular joint pain and dysfunction can result from a number of causes. This results in pain, tension, and imbalance within the head, jaw, ear, and face. CranioSacral Therapy offers release and relief of the bones, muscles, and ligaments connected to the jaw. Often clients can experience immediate relief once the structures are released both inside and outside of the mouth.

Pain & Injury 
Rehabilitation

Pain can be caused from overuse, underuse, misuse, or strain.  CranioSacral Therapy identifies and releases restrictions in the body that are identified as the source of the painful area. Common Diagnosis treated are:

  • Neck Pain

  • Arthritis

  • Whiplash

  • Sciatica

  • Back Pain

  • Disc Herniation

  • Sports Injury

Birth and Developmental 
Challenges

 

Birth can carry a myriad of emotions and physical complexities.  CranioSacral Therapy techniques support the central nervous system and release restrictions throughout the biological fabric of the body. 

Sometimes after cesarean births, labor inducing medications, forcep or vacuum extraction, a child needs the gentle support and noninvasive techniques of CranioSacral Therapy.

Torticollis, Plagiocephaly, ADD/ADHD, Tongue Tie, Lip tie, Digestive Challenges, Learning Differences, Sensory Processing Disorders and Nursing Challenges are some areas where CranioSacral Therapy is extremely beneficial.

Whether the wounds are physical or psychological, CranioSacral Therapy offers conditions and support in which the central nervous system can rest and rejuvenate. PTSD is a condition triggered by one or more traumatic events.  Symptoms of PTSD can include panic attacks, flashbacks, nightmares and depression. In Therapy, the sympathetic nervous system is facilitated into a regulated state from the fight/ flight/ freeze state. Therapeutic Imagery and Dialog, leading to SomatoEmotional Release are powerful avenues to access the memories and trapped emotions stored in the body’s tissues.  This, in turn offers resolution and healing.

PTSD 
and Trauma
Concussion 
Recovery

Concussion affects the cranial bones, connective tissue inside of the bones, and the structures of the nervous system including the glial cells which are the supporting matrix of the brain.  Trauma to these systems create symptoms, which looks different on each individual.


 CranioSacral Therapy can relieve pain, tension and other symptoms of concussion (headaches, dizziness, sleep disturbances, cognitive changes, visual  and auditory changes) 

Wellness and 
Stress reduction

CranioSacral Therapy offers the space, and dialog to our Inner Physician, promoting self awareness and self discovery on becoming the healthy person we all desire. One of CST’s principal benefits is its ability to reverse the effects of stress by providing conditions and support in which the central nervous system can rest and rejuvenate. Through CST, many patients recognize their own physical and psychological compensation mechanisms, which can lead to their healing.