RACHEL GRONNINGSATER LMT, NTP Craniosacral , Massage, Nutrition
Rachel Gronningsater is a second generation healer who was exposed at a young age to Craniosacral Therapy, Integrative Manual Therapy and other subtle yet powerful and very effective types of body work. She started her own path in health and wellness in 2009 by studying a whole foods approach to nutrition.
This sparked a passion for healing the body using its own processes and nature’s resources. She was certified in New York as a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner and shortly after that moved to San Francisco to continue her studies in nutrition and bodywork.
As soon as she began her studies of the body she knew that Craniosacral Therapy would be an integral part of her work. This is a therapy which enhances the body’s own healing abilities.
CST in its essence involves gentle manipulations as the therapist both tests for restrictions and “listens” to the quality of the craniosacral rhythm, which the body regulates and maintains in order to feed and nurture our delicate nervous tissues. The forces used are exceedingly light and although the focus is in and around the head and spinal column, the treatment may be applied anywhere on the body.
CST is used to address a large variety of issues ranging from stress, musculoskeletal, neurological, hormonal, head/jaw and many others.
By adding Massage Therapy (Swedish, Deep Tissue, Sports Massage, Lymphatic, Structural Foot Balancing and Shiatsu) and Acupoint Integrative Technique (AIT) to her practice Rachel found that she had acquired a diverse and unique skill set to best help her clients. The approach to bodywork is detail oriented, intuitive, integrative, and stress relieving.
Every session is individualized and focused on easing aches and pains, healing the body from injuries and everyday use, re-balancing, alignment and letting go of stress and tension.This combined with her innate ability to connect with individuals and decipher their needs makes Rachel a true healer of the mind body and spirit.
All of her clients find that regular sessions help them perform at a higher level!