Holistic Bodywork Services

Craniosacral Therapy Asheville
Grace Wormwood, BA, LMBT

Holistic Bodywork Services

With 2 decades of healthcare experience, Grace has come to see that when the body, mind, heart, and spirit are aligned, health and well-being follow naturally. In medical terms, this ideal state is called “homeostasis”, and it is the physiological state of balance, harmony, and alignment for the body. You know you are moving into homeostasis (optimum health) by the feelings you experience of peace, vitality, and/or joy. The things that ail us are often the very things that bring our attention back to where we need to be taking care of ourselves more. They remind us to keep working towards deeper levels of homeostasis – of peace, vitality, and joy. This is why the term Holistic Bodywork is a perfect description of Grace's expertise... and why the sessions she offers feel so good!

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When Grace Wormwood places her hands lightly on you, she is using them to "listen" to you in much the same way that a counsellor might listen to your words. Your body responds to this sensitive touch by revealing its deeper needs. A feeling that you have been heard in the truest sense of the word is a common experience during and after a Body/Energy Healing session.
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Pediatric therapy

A child’s body has a profound ability to self-correct issues which are affecting the body’s internal systems. The craniosacral system is a semi-closed hydraulic system which produces a continuous rise and fall of fluid pressure that monitors and maintains the health of the central nervous system (a central governing system for all levels of health). This can be likened to the rhythmic, ever-present rise and fall of the oceans’ tides.

To continue the analogy, a storm on the ocean creates a disruption to these tidal rhythms. Similarly, an internal "storm" caused by restricted fluids and energy in the craniosacral system, is disruptive to internal healthy functioning and external well-being. In physical aspects, this often will impair a child’s ability to function at normal neurological-physical levels, such as adaptation to environment, motor actions like moving muscles correctly, sensory functions, immune system functioning, coordination, focus, eye movements/vision, and many more examples. A child with these restrictions (which are very common in all modern humans) can also show social/emotional/mental symptoms such as trouble transitioning from one activity to another, excessive crying and whining, frustration with playmates or tasks, mild to severe learning disablities, obstinance or stoicism, and so on.

Craniosacral Therapy can detect the disruptions by identifying "sites of restriction", and offers release of the restrictions so that the entire internal system (the whole child) can return to an optimal and peaceful state of being.

Please watch this video for an illustration of the care, love, and empathy Grace gives children during a pediatric session. CLICK