Karen Partisch, Licensed Craniosacral Therapist

 About Karen Partisch

About Karen Partisch, Craniosacral TherapistA Note from Karen

Horses have been magical for me from the first time I sat on one when I was 5 years old. Actually, it was a pony, and it shook from nose to tail shortly after I was lifted onto the saddle. That alignment was all my soul needed to start me on my path. Since then, horses have been a part of my life.

When I look back at ‘how I got here’ and connect the dots, it’s a rather curious path. In a life changing ‘moment of inspiration’ during a class I was taking, it all came together – the bodywork, the techniques most aligned with my then unknown gifts, the possibilities and horses. That was in 2002.

Since that moment, I have never doubted that this is my purpose.

Now all these years later, I continue learning more about the body’s amazing ability to heal, and the fine art/science of being a healer to the physical, mental and emotional layers of bodies. I’ve now added teaching others the principles and techniques my clients have shown me into my practice.

What I know for sure is that when I use theses principles in my life, I get to feel the magic that it creates. The people and the horses that I get to connect with have been such great teachers. Each time I get to engage the ‘oh so subtle yet beautifully powerful’ energy of holding space for healing to happen, I am amazed. I love my work, and I look forward to sharing it with you.

~ Karen Partisch

Karen Partisch’s Credentials:

  • Licensed Massage Therapist (MA 36682), specializing in Craniosacral Therapy (CST) since 2002
  • Trained in and have been a Teaching Assistant through the Advanced Levels of CST with The Upledger Institute (UI)
  • Other classes taken through UI include: The Brain Speaks 1 and 2, Pediatrics 1 and 2, Immune Response, Dissection, Sensory Integration, Advanced Clinical Application, and Touching The Brain 1 and 2
  • Continuing training in CST with UI, The Craniosacral Therapy Alliance, and other organizations
  • Certified Instructor for 1- and 2-Day Craniosacral Therapy classes thru The Upledger Institute
  • Visiting Therapist at The Upledger Institute’s Intensive Program 2004-2009
  • The Upledger Institute approved Study Group Leader 2004-2014
  • Instructor, Sarasota School of Massage Therapy 2003-2016
  • Private Practice based in Sarasota, Florida since 2002

Schedule Your Appointment with Karen

Karen Partisch, Cranialsacral TherapyTo Schedule a Session, contact Karen at 941.730.2193 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Remember to schedule your appointment in advance. Typically it’s 2 weeks to get an appointment. Traveling out of the area may require longer lead time.

Learn more about CST for People and about CST for Horses.


Karen continues to pursue her training and education with other outstanding educators in CST and other health and integrative fields. Her clients are still her best teachers.

"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. It’s 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."

-Karen Partisch

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