Karen Partisch, Licensed Craniosacral Therapist

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Bodies want to self correct and sometimes they need a little help. This is where good bodywork can help us relax deeply to let go of stress and other restrictions. In my work, much of my job is bringing awareness to what might need to change and allowing the horse or person to make their own changes ... at their own pace ... in the way that is best for them in this moment.

In this video, I talk with Karen Rohlf about some of the things that make my form of bodywork unique. I call this The Partisch Process. It's based on Equine Craniosacral Therapy and my many years of being around horses.

During treatments, it is my job is to engage the tissue and facilitate self correction. The body often has everything it needs to heal. When we listen to the body, engage the tissues in this dynamic way, the body is better aligned to self correct. By this I mean it releases restrictions, allow the nervous system to deeply relax, repair and restoration happens. For me, it's about this conversation with the tissues. The better the quality of conversation, the better the opportunity for change.

Think of it this way ... Ever go to the grocery store because you needed eggs, celery and napkins (or whatever) and ended up getting distracted and buying ten other things and not those three things? Our bodies get like this too. The most important things don't always take priority. Things get done, though sometimes not effectively or efficiently as possible. This is what stress does.

In my work, it's about allowing the body to remember what is was like before the stress set in, and opening up those possibilities. Think of it as getting into the grocery line and having me ask you, "Did you get everything you need? What were those three things?". I'm there to support, guide, facilitate the body making its own changes. I call this Dynamic Balance and I’ll write more on this later.

Enjoy this video!

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.