CranioSacral Therapy and Watsu in Los Angeles

Supporting the healing process with

CranioSacral Therapy and Aquatic Bodywork

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Michelle Shandy's Healing Arts 

Serving Los Angeles

& San Fernando Valley 

@ Studio Wellness Centre

11650 Riverside Drive, PH 1

Studio City, CA. 91602

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*Aquatic sessions are held at a different location

 

To request an appointment call or text 818.926.7543

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Rates

CranioSacral table sessions $120/hour

Aquatic Bodywork Sessions $150/hour

Longer sessions are available. Prices adjust accordingly.

Ask about our table-to-water

and Multi-therapist sessions

We accept cash, check, Venmo, PayPal, and

credit cards.

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CranioSacral Therapy

CranioSacral Therapy (CST) is a gentle hands-on approach that can create dramatic improvements in your life. It releases tension deep in the body to relieve pain and dysfunction and improve whole-body health and performance. 

​Your CST session takes place in a quiet, private setting. You remain fully clothed as you relax on a comfortable treatment table. Your therapist begins by performing a short, whole body evaluation, looking for areas of restrictions within your system, followed by gentle techniques to release any restrictions, help integrate the changes and restore healthy function of the affected areas. 

 

What you experience from your own session is highly individual. The sessions are generally deeply relaxing, creating feelings of warmth or gentle pulsing in areas the therapist is working on. 

 

 

Benefits of CST

A safe and gentle hands-on therapy with profound benefits, CranioSacral Therapy has been known to effectively treat:

Anxiety & Stress

Insomnia

Traumatic Brain Injuries

Headaches & Migraines

Chronic Pain

PTSD

TMJ issues

Digestive Issues

Tinnitus

Work or Sports Injuries 

and much more

 

Aquatic Bodywork

Aquatic Bodywork sessions offer a unique blend of powerful healing modalities in a private pool heated to 97 degrees. Combining CranioSacral Therapy, SomatoEmotional Release,  Watsu®, Healing Dance, massage therapy, and more, each session is tailored to meet your specific needs. 

 

Enveloped in body temperature water you are brought into a three dimensional world where movement is introduced. Dropping into a deeply relaxed, meditative state where healing happens, you will begin to release mental, emotional and physical holding as your body is guided through moments of movement and stillness. 

Whether they come for resolution of physical or emotional pain, people often walk away from sessions feeling calm and at peace with a deeper sense of self. 

Aquatic sessions are held in a private heated pool at one of  two locations.  Sessions are held year round at our  first  location in the San Fernando Valley in Tarzana, California. In the summer months, I also offer sessions at a second location on the West Side in Santa Monica, California. 

 

Benefits of Aquatic Bodywork

Aquatic Bodywork has been known to have a profound and lasting effects on such things as:

Stress Related Issues

Chronic Pain

Physical Traumas

Neurological Disorders

Insomnia

PTSD

Scoliosis

Anxiety

Depression

Mental Focus and Clarity

and much more

 
 

Testimonials

Michelle is amazing! I'm an experienced massage therapist and craniosacral practitioner so I know what I'm talking about - she is one of the best! I came to her with a migraine and it was gone by the end of our session. She is knowledgeable, experienced and so attentive and gentle. I can't say enough about how wonderful she is!

D.H.
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I had a swollen lymph node by the throat for 3 months that was becoming very painful with no other symptoms  I was getting worried as the pain was starting to refer to my jaw and ear.  I was surprised that immediately after one water therapy session with Michelle, the swelling subsided and the pain disappeared.  Michelle is very gentle and she’s able to move and stretch my body in the warm water the way I never thought possible.  I feel like I’m in the womb when I’m submerged and in the end I'm so relaxed that I don’t want the sessions to end.

S.A.

 

Michelle’s sessions flow with gentle intuitive confidence, compassion, and deep caring. She provides a safe physical and spiritual container into which I am invited to place my whole self without reservation or hesitation. I value and appreciate her work.

L.D.

Yelp Reviews

I had the privilege of receiving CranioSacral Therapy from Michelle.  She is AMAZING.  From the moment I met Michelle, I instantly felt safe to be open and vulnerable.  I knew I was in good hands.  Michelle has a very calming presence.  I also was able to open up to her in deep and meaningful ways.  She was able to perceive what I needed and we went right to that place.  I believe she is a gifted healer.  I am so looking forward to doing an Aquatic Session with her!

I just had THE MOST INCREDIBLE experience receiving an Aquatic Therapy session from Michelle Shandy Thornsberry.  Trust me when I say this is a must-do. Her gentle presence and masterful technique will leave you speechless with gratitude. If you're human, you need this work.

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