Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy
My name is Dominique Clothiaux-Sarff. I have a Massage and Bodywork Practice serving Charlottesville, VA. I am a Registered Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapist with The Biodynamic Craniosacral Association of North American. I am also a Countinuing Education Provider with the National Certification Board of Massage and Bodywork.
Licensed since 2004 I offer Manual Therapy to release deep tensions around the central nervous system. Gentle enhancement and restoration of well being in both physical and emotional health.
I specialize in Craniosacral Therapy and have studied both Functional and Biodynamic approaches since 2005. I am a graduate of Craniosacral studies from the Upledger Institute, Bastyer University, The Kutenai Institute of Integral Therapies and am a Registered Craniosacral Therapist with the Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy Association of North America. I have an extensive training in Visceral Manipulation since 2006 from the Barral Institute of which I studied in Seattle and Bellingham , Wa I worked in Washington and Idaho State before moving to Charlottesville in 2009.
The formation of the Craniosacral System begins in the womb and its function continues though death. Its vitality is always harmonizing between foundation laid down during the Primal Health period and the experience of the human condition.
Primal Health includes fetal life, birth, the prenatal period and the first year of life. ‘Primal health research’ is this new framework of studies exploring correlations between what happens during the primal period and what will happen later on in life. Essentially what is being proven over and over again in scientific research is that what happens in the primal health period determines what genes get turned on or off later on in life which points to what illnesses manifest in adulthood.
The underlying principle behind Craniosacral Therapy is that there is a healing intelligence within the body that maintains health at all times. The effect of this work enhances central nervous system function by balancing fluid tension around the brain, spinal cord and entire fascial system. It derives it names from the bones involved.
The main objective of Craniosacral Therapy is to find restrictions and/or compressions in the fascial system and cranial vault that are caused by injury or trauma. All systems in the body are connected. Any dysfunction in either system will affect other systems and could cause dysfunction/disease in the body if left untreated. The practitioner does this by using subtle manual techniques to organize tissues to release and assist in the hydraulic forces inherent in the entire fluid body.
Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy is Good For:
Headaches, Back Pain, Spinal Cord Injury, Emotional Stress, Eye Difficulties, Scoliosis, Motor-coordination Impairments, Degenerative Nerve Dysfunction like Parkinson’s, Learning Disabilities, Autism, Slipped, Shattered, or Degenerative Disc, Pregnancy, Auto-Immune Disorders, Birth Trauma, Chronic Depression, Mental Health Disorders.
Dominique J. Clothiaux
Dominique Clothiaux has studied biomechanical, functional and biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy since 2005 and is a Registered Craniosacral Therapist® with the Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy Association of North America. She is a graduate of Craniosacral studies from Bastyr University, The Barral Institute, Upledger Institute, and The Kutenai Institute of Integral Therapies. She holds the highest credentials in the field of Craniosacral Therapy outside of Osteopathic Medicine with over 10,000 treatment sessions under her belt.