CranioSacral Therapy in the South Bay

           Karen Axelrod

           Certified CranioSacral Therapist



About Me and My Work 

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, and relaxation. I often complement the CST with Neural Manipulation and/or 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 and traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), chronic pain syndromes, immune system problems, 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 and study groups in Los Angeles and online


I am an Upledger-Certified Instructor, Course Developer, Mentor, and an Examiner for the 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 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.


Attention COVID Long-Haulers

My practice is open to those suffering the long-term effects of a previous Covid-19 infection. "Long-haulers," as they are called, continue to experience ongoing after-effects of the viral infection long after the body has eliminated the virus and Covid tests come back negative.

Symptoms often include headaches and body aches, brain fog and cognitive disturbances, respiratory issues and trouble breathing, fatigue, loss of taste and smell, and more. Because of the significant impact CranioSacral Therapy can have on the central nervous system and immune system, Covid long-haulers are ideal candidates for this modality to assist in the road to recovery.


COVID-19 UPDATE

In light of the current world situation in which we're practicing social distancing and safer-at-home measures, I am seeing only a limited number of clients in person each week for the time being. I am following current safety protocols related to Covid-19, including wearing mask and gloves, spacing clients appointments farther apart, and deep cleaning my office in between appointments. 


COVID-19 UPDATE

In light of the current world situation in which we're practicing social distancing and safer-at-home measures, I am seeing only a limited number of clients in person each week for the time being. I am following current safety protocols related to Covid-19, including wearing mask and gloves, spacing clients appointments farther apart, and deep cleaning my office in between appointments. 

COVID-19 Update

I am following current CDC and L.A. County safety protocols related to Covid-19. Masks are now optional for all clients, and I will be happy to wear one if you request it. I am continuing to deep clean my office in between appointments.

Information for CST Therapists

At the beginning of the pandemic, when many of us had reduced workloads, I began offering online study groups. This has proven a great way to continue your CST studies and stay connected with your CST community! To support you toward that end, I am continuing to offer a variety of online study groups and personal or group mentoring sessions.

My online study groups
I offer monthly online study groups covering material from two courses I teach: CST for Cranial Nerves and CST & the Immune Response.
  Click here for a full calendar and prerequisites.

CST mentoring/personal teaching
As a Certified CST Instructor and Mentor with the Upledger Institute, I am available for personal or small group mentoring/teaching. Read more about my offerings here or email me to start a discussion. 

 

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Upcoming Events 

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December 20, 2022
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January 24, 2023
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Feb. 11 - 12, 2023
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Feb. 23 - 26, 2023
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What's New!
Click here to view a 30-minute YouTube video about the
biopsychosocial model of pediatric pain management.

Click here to read a new study on CST and chronic neck pain.  

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.