Sandra Scutelnicu (pronounced Saundra Skoo tell knee coo ) is a Certified Holistic Health Practitioner who obtained her HHP and Cranial Sacral Certifications from Healing Hands School of Holistic Health in April 2013. She attended Akashas Vedanta Ashram where she received certification for Reiki. She also attended The California Academy for Healing Arts where she received certification for Relaxation and Visualization as well as Basic Hypnotherapy. Through The Center for Massage Therapy Continuing Education program, Sandra received certification for Cupping Therapy.
Deeply acknowledging the interconnections of mind, body, and spirit, Sandra takes a whole person approach to healing. Each session is tailored to the expressed and unexpressed needs of the client as determined by Sandra’s expertise and intuition. Sandra’s goal through education is to empower each client to make better health choices and to enhance quality of life. It is her dedication, knowledge, and varied approach that makes Sandra a stand out in the profession.
Craniosacral Therapy (CST) is a light touch therapy. It is a gentle hands-on method of evaluating and enhancing the function of the craniosacral system, this physiological system helps protect and assist the delicate tissues of our nervous system; such as the brain, spinal cord and fine nerve fibres. It is comprised of the bones of the head, spine, face and mouth as well as the fascia and more delicate membranes and fluids contained within.
This is a therapy which enhances the body’s own healing abilities. CST in its essence involves gentle manipulations as the therapist both tests for restrictions and “listens” to the quality of the craniosacral rhythm, which the body regulates and maintains in order to feed and nurture our delicate nervous tissues. The forces used are exceedingly light and although the focus is in and around the head and spinal column, the treatment may be applied anywhere on the body.
CST clears restrictions in the fascial tissues of the body. These are the soft tissue layers that are continuous throughout the whole body and envelop every organ, muscle and bone down to the individual cells. CST harmonizes with the body’s natural hydraulic forces and movements, thus encouraging and enhancing the body’s inherent natural healing abilities. This gentle releasing of chronic tensions within the body can affect major changes in both physical and emotional well-being.
All events in life are perceived by the body through the sensory network of nerves going into the brain. These events include trauma of any nature; injury, physical or emotional trauma, or could be chemical or biological in nature. Everything the body experiences, is recorded in the tissue and may cause restrictions. These may then manifest as disease, dysfunction or poor healing, as the body’s own healing and self-corrective techniques are overwhelmed and therefore less efficient.
Craniosacral therapy is useful as both a primary treatment method or as part of a treatment programme combined with other traditional or complementary techniques. The vast majority of conditions are safe to be treated with craniosacral therapy.