Craniosacral Therapy (CST) is a light touch therapy with profound “big gun” results. Its focus is largely with the craniosacral system (CSS), which consists of the membranes and fluids that surround the brain and spinal cord. The CSS has the ability to influence every other system in the body, such as the musculoskeletal, neurological, immune, digestive, endocrine, etc. Gentle palpation of the CSS allows for the detection and release of core issues so that the treatment focuses on the cause of the dysfunction rather than just the symptoms.
Lisa D’Angelo sees your body and how it functions as a whole, not as broken separate pieces. It is important for a therapist to understand how the body is connected via all its different neurons, tissues, bones, muscles, cells and….LYMPH!
The lymphatic system plays a critical role in maintaining our overall health by filtering out harmful substances like bacteria, viruses, and other toxins from the body. The purpose of manual lymph drainage (MLD) is to produce a gentle rhythmic pumping movement that will stimulate the lymph to remove toxins, reduce swelling and inflammation while boosting the entire immune system. MLD is not only critical in the care of autoimmune disease, pre/post surgical healing or for eliminating toxicity but for brain fog, sinusitis and so much more.
Lisa also incorporates techniques to address the fascia (connective tissue) throughout the body and how it relates to both the CSS and lymphatic systems. In a session she will acknowledge and work with any emotional components the body might be holding onto. She approaches a treatment like she is connecting dots on a cellular, tissue, muscular and fluid level.
Expect a session to recharge the central nervous system, release muscular tensions, reverse old holding patterns and remove toxins from your body. Treatments can lead to the management or elimination of chronic pain and strengthen immune health.
Both CST and MLD will unruffle you to the core while offering overall health and resistance to disease. Lisa’s treatment goals are designed to holistically treat each individual.
Lisa has been helping families for over a decade.
During pregnancy CST can help prepare mom for an optimal labor and birth by releasing restrictions in the pelvis and easing back and hip pain. This can promote optimal fetal positioning and may ease the need and/or recovery from any necessary invasive procedures. Lisa has found her prenatal and newborn appointments are a sacred journey that transforms the bond between baby and expecting mother and caregivers.
Pediatric Craniosacral therapy begins at birth and extends to age 9, at which point the delicate bones of the skull have developed. Prior to this, special techniques are used. Parents and children can expect a relaxed environment filled with anything from comfortable nursing pillows to toys for older children. Lisa meets all clients where they are at physically and emotionally, which is especially important to respect when clients are non verbal. Working with children reinforces that there are so many other ways to listen.
Lisa is especially proud of her sessions that cater to whole family dynamics and has been honored to participate in family care clinics throughout the state of Texas.
I know it can be hard to get out of the house with a newborn which is why I offer at home visits for babies under 3 months old.
Older children benefit from Craniosacral therapy too for the following: headaches, learning challenges, growing pains, emotional difficulties, earaches, dental and orthodontic treatments, & sleep disorders.
I started practicing CST back in 2004, and MLD not long after. My journey began a decade before when I had a series of small strokes and a bad fall. My first Craniosacral treatment literally changed my life. My personal experience has propelled me to learn about holistic ways we can boost our immune systems, fight inflammation, reduce stress, and recover from musculoskeletal , neurological and immune dysfunctions.
I am passionate about acknowledging the mind/body connection in all of my work. I am thrilled to be on your journey of self care, to feel better. I look forward to giving you an extra boost, or the missing ingredient, towards your healthier self.
I am honored to be a teaching assistant for the Upledger Institute for both their lower level and advanced courses.
"I first went to Lisa at the recommendation of my sleep medicine doctor. That was 5 years ago and I’ve been seeing her ever since. Lisa’s sense of intuition never ceases to amaze me. When I was sick with COVID, Lisa did a phone appointment with me and even from across the city she made me feel better. Craniosacral in general, and Lisa in particular, have made more of a lasting difference in my life than any other form of body work. Her skill, intuition, wisdom, and heart are just a handful of the reasons I love and trust her."
"Lisa is a blessing. I have been working with her for the past year. As an acupuncturist, massage therapist, and practitioner of energy medicine myself, I am extremely particular about who I entrust with the care of my personal being. Lisa is one of only four people, nationwide, whose work transforms me at the soul level. Because my vocation involves working with many different people suffering from a wide range of conditions, it is imperative that I stay as healthy and balanced as possible. Craniosacral sessions with Lisa not only keep me centered and strong, but also help me to remain open to growth and change. When I work with her, my creative potential takes shape. My dreams begin to manifest. Regular sessions are a top priority. I hate to miss a week."
"It felt like my ovaries just got a hug. Your magic is good. I will be scheduling another appointment with you soon."
Outcall services for newborn infants only $115. Subject to a $20 travel fee outside of the 78745/78704 zip codes
Approved HAAM wellness provider - inquire for discounts
(packages will be adjusted accordingly)
My office is located on the south side of Austin New Church and Matt's El Rancho. The entrance faces the church, and is a big orange door.
This is a funky, old-school South Austin location with plenty of free parking.
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