Why I DO the work I do:
First of all, I simply love helping people and horses feel the best they can (and even better than they ever thought they could!).
I am fascinated by the the human body and mind, and have always looked for ways to naturally improve my skills as a modern pentathlete and as a dressage rider.
In college, understanding the biomechanics of the body was an important piece to achieving athletic success, but I knew there was more to it — so in my Masters Thesis I wrote about the power of the mind and perception.
I knew that when our third and youngest child had breastfeeding issues that CranioSacral Therapy could be helpful for him. The results were amazing — and that is one of the reasons I love working with all ages.
I truly treasure healthy beginnings for all newborns and infants. It’s unusual for me to release restrictions in adults that may have been in their bodies since their childhood.
I also deeply enjoy combining my love for horses with my professional skills using Equine CranioSacral bodywork and I love educating horse owners and trainers about the powerful connection between deep restrictions around the nervous system and the horse's overall health and behaviors.
It is such an honor to be able to work with these beautiful creatures, gain their trust, listen to their guidance, and help them with problems in their bodies that might have been overlooked.
I deeply admire the body's wisdom, horse’s and human’s, with its ability to not only heal itself, but also to adapt to various forces put upon it. The body is so smart and patient with us, and so forgiving when we just listen to it and follow its cues.
So much can be healed when body and mind work together in harmony.
I offer my full attention and intention to help humans and horses release their pain, and ultimately allow them to connect with their inner guidance and wisdom.
I am committed to creating a safe environment for humans and horses to relax and let go of limitations and restrictions, so they can reach their true potential.
My desire for everyone I treat is to not only find health again, but to feel uplifted and empowered.
I’ve been studying human and equine physiology and biomechanics since 1986. I studied and worked as a research assistant at the German Sports University. After I graduated with a Masters degree in Sports Science, I expanded my skills by becoming a certified holistic health practitioner in Germany - this how I learned about healing the body naturally. I am a Licensed Massage Therapist and trained under Dr. John Upledger to become an advanced CranioSacral Therapist.
I am dedicated to improving and fine-tuning my skills - this is a joyful ongoing process of growth personally and professionally for me.
Master of Science in Sports Science
Licensed Holistic Health Practitioner
Licensed Massage Therapist
Reiki Level 2
Advanced Training at Upledger Institute (since 2003)
Upledger Institute Certified CranioSacral Techniques Therapist
Pediatrics including Clinical Applications and SER for Pediatrics
Applications of CranioSacral Therapy for Conception, Pregnancy and Birthing
Sensory Integration for Pediatrics
EcoSomatics Equine (Equine CranioSacral Therapy) and preparing for Certification
Teaching Assistant for the Upledger Insitute
and many more specific classes
EQ 50 Exam in Equine Anatomy with Equinology (100 credit hours)
Member of NCBTMB since 1999
Member of ABMP since 2013
Member of IAAMB since 2013
Teaching Assistant for the Upledger Institute
Equinology EQ 50 Certification
James French Trust Technique Training