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.
January 28th, 2023
Welcome, new and returning clients. Wishing you a fortuitous seeding of 2023, may you be fulfilled.
Masks will be continued to be used in the office for foreseeable future. Wait times for a new client may be two weeks. New and Returning clients may book online here.
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 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. 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 perform often, during or after a session, with permission. 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.
"Craniosacral is a revelation; an elegant form, weaving the most beautiful principles
of natural forces emerging in the evolving mind - body - spirit healing arts.
It fuses meditation, mind-body unity, somatic embodiment,
anatomy, physiology, the foundations of osteopathic medicine,
the arts of therapeutic listening and witnessing.
It engages self-healing, 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 Ballman Karpenko, BA, LMT, CCSP, Certified Spiritual Healer and Ordained Minister
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.