Rosewater Craniosacral is experienced, whole-person, mind-body holistic therapy with techniques to access and support the body wisdom, specializing in natural pain relief for chronic pain, tmjd/tmj or jaw pain, neck pain, back pain, headaches, facial pain, vertigo, stress or trauma-led symptoms, and more, for people of all backgrounds, ages 8 years and up.
Update: June 25th, 2022
Rosewater is open to new and established clients. Masks will be continued to be used in the office for foreseeable future. Wait times for a new client may be two weeks. Please use the contact form below for first appointment availability if you are a new client. Returning clients may book online here.
Intra-oral work for TMJ and migraine/headache clients was mostly on hold during the Omicron surge, however, I have been returning to this much needed work.
Thank you to everyone for your cooperation in helping me stay open by informing me of infection, test result, or recent Covid exposure, or quarantine/isolation. There is no known incidence of infection through my office suite in the duration of Covid, and that's with your help.
If you've had Covid, please wait three weeks after a known infection or symptom or after one negative PCR test or after three days of consecutive rapid tests before coming in for an appointment. While we do this work with Covid protocol and masking, the closed room and the close proximity between myself and my client increases risk for all concerned.
Thank you again, so much!
If you are in wait of an appointment, I look forward to being with you. In the meantime, please check out The Tides, Sitting Butterfly, and Chronic Pain Recovery. They offer some of my best recommendations for a lifestyle of softly turning toward our deepest resources of healing and thriving.
My teacher Ursula Popp said our health depends on our ability to connect with our deepest tidal expression of cerebral spinal fluid fluctuation, called the Long Tide. She passed the teachings of the Cranial Osteopaths from a hundred years ago; that the Long-tide is the state of self-healing, self-regulating, self-rejuvinating mode that our heart and higher glands are built for. This is expressed in calm, clarity, integration of perception, choice and participation rooted in the blueprint of health, homeostasis, and wholeness from the unfolding of our very own dna.
Long-tide is what Ursula referred to as our ultimate resource of well being in this life. And it is the place, that already exists, where we are already whole and never broken. It is Life. Let's connect to the forces through which life unfolds its mysterious grace.
I learned in 2021 year that Native American indigenous healing traditions of the Shawnee informed the father of Osteopathy, Dr. Andrew T. Still, making him the grandfather of Cranial Osteopathy and Craniosacral Therapy. Dr. Still was an American Civil War physician who cured thousands during the great epidemics of the late 1800's. He himself was part Native, and he learned alongside Shawnee and Lumbee healers. The cornerstones of listening and aligning that run through all offspring of Osteopathy have a common connection to indigenous and ancient bonesetting traditions found in the US and throughout the world. Ah, that makes sense; there was an ancient context.
For those of you who don't know me, a Coleville tribal person as well as a Coast Salish tribal person were kind to teach me the ways of smudging, which I do before and after a session, unless someone is sensitive to smoke. Smudging is the use of burning specific plants which release volatile oils that have long been used as a way for to purify the energy field of a person or a space, a practice I've honored and kept close for almost 30 years. Rosewater continues to learn and incorporate wisdom from our Indigenous healing traditions that have been gracious to share its ways of honoring nature within and around us and inspires us to further the inquiry of right relationship to all that is. For more information about honoring this unceded traditional territory of the Duwamish Tribe, please visit and support here.
All my relations, may you be happy.
"Now is the Time" by Hafiz trans. Daniel Ladinsky
Now is the time to know
That all that you do is sacred.
Now why not consider
A lasting truce with yourself and Life.
Now is the time to understand
That all your ideas of right and wrong
Were a child's training wheels
To be laid aside
When you finally live
With veracity and love.
Now is the time for the world to know
That every thought and action is sacred.
This is the time
For you to deeply
compute the impossibility
That there is anything
Now is the season to know
That everything you do
"Craniosacral is a revelation to me; an elegant form,
weaving the most beautiful principles of natural forces of health
emerging in the evolving mind - body - spirit healing arts.
It fuses meditation, mind-body unity, somatic embodiment, anatomy, physiology,
the foundations of osteopathic medicine, and the arts of therapeutic listening and witnessing.
It engages the body's healing impulses, inviting one into intimate relationship
with the creative process of one's own emergent and spontaneous being,
connected to ancient patterns all life share."
- Broehe Karpenko, BA, LMT, CCSP Certified Spiritual Healer and Ordained Minister
More about my background here.
Our blueprint already contains natural potential for the biochemical states of solution, grace, balance, grounding, health and ease. The integration of these is experienced as inner harmony.
It is my personal experience, and the experience of so many, that Craniosacral Therapy is one safe, effective way to access our inner harmony. This reflects, little by little, into an experience of harmony into life's outer expressions.