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Ann-Marie Church, RMT

CranioSacral Therapist

Registered Massage Therapist

 

e-mail: craniosacralcalgary@gmail.com

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Ann-Marie’s passion is a therapy that uses the least amount of pressure with a deep effect on the tissue and Central Nervous System.  She has completed courses in CranioSacral Therapy, SomatoEmotional Release, Myofascial Release (unwinding of the tissue) and Visceral Manipulation.  The institutes that she has studied with are Upledger, Milne, Barnes and Barral.
During your treatment, Ann-Marie will provide a safe and relaxing environment to facilitate healing by using a compassionate and caring touch.
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Neck and Headache Therapy

Ann-Marie uses a light touch method of releasing tensions deep in the neck that will affect the entire body.  Some practitioners believe that if the Cervical Vertebrae C1 and C2 are free of soft tissue pulling and are in alignment, the rest of the skeletal system will follow.                  

Contact will be made on various parts of the neck and upper shoulders while the hands listen carefully to the soft tissue movement.  This hands on technique allows Ann-Marie to move with the soft tissue while creating virtually no pain and allowing the body to heal.  During this soft tissue movement, the Brain Stem along with the Cranial Nerves and Central Nervous System are being treated at the same time, which may help the following body issues and more;

  • Decrease tension headaches and migraines.
  • Release your tension and stress that has built up over time.
  • Increase your overall range of motion on the neck.
  • Decrease symptoms of TMJD.
  • Skeletal alignment.
  • Decrease ear and head pressure and increased hearing.

Your neck treatment will take place in a quiet, private setting and you will remain fully clothed in a relaxing and safe environment. 

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CranioSacral Therapy

CranioSacral Therapy (CST) is a gentle, light touch method of releasing tensions deep in the body to relieve pain. CST also releases restrictions around the brain and spinal cord to enhance central nervous system performance and allow the body to relax and self-correct. CranioSacral Therapy strengthens the body's natural healing processes to enhance resistance to disease and overall health. Using a light touch (starting with the weight of a nickel) to evaluate your internal environment, this technique is used to release restrictions found.

CranioSacral Therapy has also effective in aiding the body's ability to help relieve individuals with pain, illness and dysfunction. Including:

  • Migraine Headaches
  • Chronic Neck and Back Pain
  • Motor-Coordination Impairments
  • Central Nervous System Disorders
  • Brain and Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Orthopedic Problems
  • Traumatic Brain and Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • ADD/ADHD
  • Emotional Difficulties
  • Stress and Tension-Related Problems
  • Fibromyalgia and other Connective-Tissue Disorders
  • Temporomandibular Joint Syndrome (TMJ)
  • Post-Surgical Dysfunction

Your CranioSacral Therapy session will take place in a quiet, private setting and you will remain fully clothed in a relaxing environment. The therapist will contact various parts of your body while listening carefully. This hands on technique allows the therapist to monitor your body's fluid rhythm that moves around your central nervous system to locate areas of weak fluid flow or tissue movement. By locating the weak areas the practitioner can trace through the body to the original source of dysfunction.

What you experience during a your own CST session is highly individual. The treatments are usually deeply relaxing and create a feeling of warmth. In the areas the therapist is working on you may feel gentle pulsing. Some people say that they feel a sense of relaxation, peacefulness and as well as a decrease in stress levels after a treatment.

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These treatments may be covered by your Extended Healthcare under Massage Therapy.
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Location
401, 1640 - 16 Ave. N.W.
Approx. 2 blocks from the Lions Park C-Train Station
and
Free Parking at location
For An Appointment
Please Call: (403) 512-6996  Or   Email: craniosacralcalgary@gmail.com
 

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Cancellation Policy

If it is necessary to cancel you scheduled appointment, we require that you provide at least 48 hrs notice.  Your early cancellation will give another person the possibility to have access to a therapy session.

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Ann-Marie Church, RMT   -   CranioSacral Therapist   -   Calgary, Alberta  Canada
**Oneness is the integration and balance of Mind, Body & Spirit**  
                                                                                                                               AMC

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