CranioSacral Therapy in the South Bay

Karen Axelrod

Certified CranioSacral Therapist

My treatments encompass integration of body, mind, and spirit to help clients recognize and reconnect to inner resources necessary for deep healing at a core level.


My primary modality is CranioSacral Therapy for pain relief, rehabilitation, personal renewal, relaxation, and pre-natal/post-partum challenges. I often complement the CST with Neural Manipulation, and also offer Lymphatic Drainage for immune system support.


My practice focuses on infants and children, adults of all ages, pregnant moms, and the elderly. I often work with clients who are experiencing chronic, debilitating disorders; those going through life transitions; and infants and children with developmental delays.


I have extensive experience working with trauma and PTSD, anxiety disorders, temporomandibular joint (TMJ) dysfunction, post-concussive syndromes, chronic pain syndromes, and sensory processing disorders in both children and adults.


I take a very holistic approach to your health and healing. My work is influenced by current research on somatic psychology, mind-body medicine, neurobiology, mindfulness, anatomy, and physiology. By empowering you to take charge of your body and understand its self-healing capabilities, I can help you uncover the mental, emotional, and physical blocks that are keeping you from your true healing -- and living -- potential. Each session is uniquely tailored to your individual needs, taking into consideration your personal health history, emotional well-being, and physical limitations.



Education and Classes

In addition to my private practice, I teach:

  • CranioSacral Therapy courses for the Upledger Institute internationally
  • CranioSacral workshops (NCBTMB-approved) and study groups in Los Angeles

I am an Upledger Certified Mentor as well as a Certified Examiner for the Upledger Institute's CST Techniques Certification Exam. For more information on classes and workshops, click here.

I am also a community outreach volunteer speaker and lecturer on CranioSacral Therapy, lymphatics, and holistic bodywork. I am available to speak on a variety of wellness topics at your next conference, parent meeting, special event, or educational seminar. Please contact me to discuss speaking opportunities or click here to see upcoming events.


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Upcoming Events 

at a Glance

May 24 - 28, 2016
 Ranchita, CA
June 2 - 5, 2016
CS1 in Palm Springs
Sept. 8 - 11, 2016
CS2 in Cincinnati
Sept. 25 - 30, 2016
CS2 in Esalen (Big Sur)
October 10, 2016
CST Anatomy Study Group
at IPSB in Culver City
Nov. 3 - 6, 2016
NEW Upledger
 CST Class!
Los Angeles
Nov. 17 - 20, 2016
CS1 in Orange County, CA
Dec. 10, 2016
 in Los Angeles

What's New!
Click here to read a New York Times article on craniosacral unwinding.  

Click here to learn about CST for
infertility and conception.

Click here to see a video about the Upledger Institute's concussion treatment program for professional NFL players.