Karen Partisch, LMT

CranioSacral Therapy Session

CranioSacral Therapy Session


CranioSacral Therapy is a light touch, manual therapy technique that enhances the central nervous system thereby facilitating the bodyís own self-corrective mechanism.

CranioSacral Therapy allows me to have a conversation, of sorts, with the body. When I listen well, the body tells me what it needs to facilitate change. Itís an amazing process. Treating with such a light touch invites a softness into the conversation that most of us are craving on some level. Exploring that conversation, which usually happens at such a delicate place, is a humbling experience for me and a powerful healing space for my clients.

Karenís Credentials Include
  • Licensed Massage Therapist (MA 36682), specializing in CranioSacral Therapy
  • Trained through the Advanced Levels of CST with The Upledger Institute
  • Private Practice based in Sarasota, Florida
  • Certified Instructor for 1- and 2-Day CranioSacral Therapy classes thru The Upledger Institute
  • Teaching Assistant for CranioSacral Therapy classes with The Upledger Institute through the Advanced levels
  • Visiting Therapist at The Upledger Institute Intensive Program
  • The Upledger Institute approved Study Group Leader
  • Instructor, Sarasota School of Massage Therapy
  • Membership with: American Massage Therapy Association; International Association of Healthcare Practitioners; National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork; American CranioSacral Therapy Association

In the clinical setting, Karen has experience with a wide variety of conditions. They include general wellness, headaches, migraines, brain trauma, spinal cord injuries, peripheral neuropathy, whiplash, non-union fractures, scoliosis, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Parkinsonís, ADD, and vertigo.

Karen treats a wide variety of people including newborns, children, athletes, musicians, physicians, elderly, and those looking to optimize their wellness and their success in healing.

Appointment Information

Appointments are generally scheduled one hour per each session.

Karen recommends starting with three sessions if you are coming for a specific illness or dysfunction. This will give us the opportunity to see how well you respond to CST and give your body the time it needs to facilitate changes to your situation. Each of us is unique. You may need more or fewer sessions to obtain your desired results. You will have the decision on how best to proceed with your treatment.

Other options include:

ó Intensives - multiple hours over multiple days
ó Multi-hand sessions - more than one therapist

These types of treatment options have proven very beneficial for chronic illness, emotional issues and/or extreme dysfunctions.

Additional Information

Karen will not diagnose any illness, disease or dysfunction. CranioSacral Therapy is a form of complimentary alternative medicine (CAM). CST has a proven record of success as as a stand alone therapy. Some clients and physicians choose to use CST along with other CAM modalities and/or traditional medicine. There are rare cases where it should not be used exclusively as a substitution for traditional medical treatment.