Rosewater Craniosacral is Certified Craniosacral Therapy. A client centered, wholeness oriented manual therapy with somatic, nervous-system down-regulation support for the body wisdom. Specializing in natural pain relief support for chronic pain, stress, trauma, concussion, headache, tmjd and intra-oral jaw muscle pain, neck pain, back pain, vertigo, and more, ages 8+.
Welcome, new and returning clients. Newly Expanded hours! More morning and late afternoon/evening appointment times now available.
Masks are no longer required, however, I will continue to mask for foreseeable future. Cancellations due to Covid and respiratory illnesses still come in regularly, and those late fees still waived, so thank you for helping prevent respiratory symptoms from spreading.
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, and its called the Long Tide. She passed along the teachings of the Cranial Osteopaths from a hundred years ago; that the Long-tide is the state of self-healing, self-regulating, self-rejuvenating mode that our heart and higher glands are built for, 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: the place 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 that Native American indigenous healing traditions informed the father of Osteopathy, Dr. Andrew T. Still, the grandfather of Cranial Osteopathy and Craniosacral Therapy. Dr. Still, whose indigenous connections were long obscured, was an American Civil War physician who later helped cure thousands of the various great epidemics and conditions of the 1800's. He was of both European settler and Shawnee and Lumbee First Peoples on his father's side. Alongside these paternal relatives he was known to learn from and practice with their healers. The cornerstones of listening and "aligning with" that run through the offspring of hands-only Osteopathic Medicine arise among indigenous healing and bone-setting traditions found here on Turtle Island, the peoples of pre-conquest Americas, Asia, wherever our relatives travelled and thrived.
I'm grateful to friends from the Coleville Reservation and Coast Salish, who taught me smudging and other teachings and also for the contribution of past, present and future influence of the Duwamish and Coastal Tribes in shaping the Pacific Northwest. For more information about honoring this unceded traditional territory of the Duwamish Tribe, please visit and if you feel called, support here.
"Craniosacral is a revelation to me; an elegant weaving of natural principles and phenomenon in the evolving field of the healing arts.
It integrates possibilities for ease, the somatic experience of mind-body unity,
anatomy, physiology, foundations of osteopathic medicine,
therapeutic listening and witnessing.
It engages the self-healing that is already present, inviting one into relationship
with the creative emergence of one's own spontaneous being,
connected to ancient patterns all life share."
Broehe Ballman, BA, LMT, CCSP
Craniosacral approach and training 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.