Registered Massage Therapist, Biodynamic CST
Room 5-205 Victoria St, Nelson BC, V1L 4K2
Visceral Manipulation and Cranial Sacral Therapy for people of all ages
What is Cranial-Sacral Therapy?
The intention of Cranial-Sacral Therapy (CST) is to enhance health and resilience in the nervous system of the client. It is a gentle hands-on practice of bringing awareness and fluidity into specific areas of the body that are experiencing discomfort and rigidity, or are feeling separate from the whole. The therapist and the client work together to find the best touch that will be helpful for these tissues. The nervous system of the client responds to the safety inherent in this negotiation and begins to relax and resolve the held trauma and overwhelm. This transformation happens in the Autonomic Nervous System, the part of our brain that regulates our response to stress and trauma. Because this response is autonomic thus unconscious, bringing awareness and safety to the tissues, and to the whole being, are paramount in the healing. Clients report feeling grounded, relaxed, lighter, more integrated. Treatments, on their own or in conjunction with Visceral Manipulation and Massage Therapy, can be deeply relaxing and restorative.
What is Visceral Manipulation?
Visceral Manipulation (VM) is a gentle manipulation of the fascia surrounding the internal organs (viscera) of the body. Adhesions can build up in this tissue from falls and accidents, illnesses and surgeries, lifting injuries and from giving birth. Because the visceral fascia hangs off the inner surface of the muscular skeletal system, these adhesions translate into restricted movement due to muscle tension and pain. Through precise and gentle manipulation of the visceral fascia, the body is able to release these adhesions. This allows for greater function of the organ, decreased pain and greater alignment, strength and flexibility of the body. Clients report an increase in vitality of their whole being. These treatments, in conjunction with Massage Therapy and Cranial-Sacral Therapy, are deeply relaxing and restorative.
Colette Venier, RMT, BCST®
Colette Venier, a massage therapist for more than 20 years, has focused her post-graduate studies in Cranial-Sacral Therapy and Visceral Manipulation. Around 2001, she noticed that some people recovered from their conditions and others did not. This led to an exploration of the Autonomic Nervous System and the somatic response to trauma. In sessions, Colette uses this understanding of how people heal from trauma, along with her extensive skills in VM and CST, in a wholistic approach to the resolution of physical conditions.
Colette is presently an instructor at the Kooteney Columbia College Registered Massage Therapy Program in Nelson, BC.
Office Location & Contact
#5-205 Victoria St, Nelson BC V1L 4K2(250) email@example.com