Allison Woods

M.Ost Med, DO, ND, RCST

Healing Tides Craniosacral Therapy

I'm at Cloud 9 Health & Wellness
319b (upstairs) 4th St
Courtenay, BC V9N 1G8
Tel: 250-650-3679
I am often unable to answer the phone. Please email or text preferred.

Courtenay Clinic Days:

Mon: 5:30pm-8:30pm
Wed: 9am-Noon
Thur: 10am-8pm
Fri: 10am-8pm

I look forward to seeing you!


Craniosacral Therapy has its roots in Osteopathy. Around the start of the 20th century William Garner Sutherland, a final year osteopathic student was studying a set of disarticulated bones of a human skull in his collage laboratory. Sutherland had been taught the sutures (joints) in adult skulls become fused and do not move. He had a insight which changed his life, he realized the sutures of the bones he was studying resembled gills of a fish and were designed for respiratory motion. This thought echoed throughout Sutherland’s mind and he set out to try to prove himself that cranial bones do not move as he had been taught.

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A physical assessment, involving a gentle touch and a movement assessment may be necessary depending on individual needs. Treatments usually involve light contact on areas of the body including the head, base of the spine, abdomen and feet. The treatment is not always focused on the point of pain as other areas will invariably be affected by it through the connective tissues and the nervous system.

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Autism and Sensory Processing Disorder

Craniosacral Therapy’s gentle hands on approach is an ideal treatment option for children with ASD and SPD. Treatment has been shown to help the individual with autism find greater ease in the world around them and within themselves, through decreasing the structural stress and strain on their central nervous system. It can help to boost the immune system and is a wonderful treatment option for those with ADD, ADHD and other Infantile disorders in addition to Autism and Sensory processing disorder.

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Pregnancies, Birthing and Babies

Due to the gentle nature of Craniosacral Therapy, it is considered to be very safe and can be highly effective in helping many mothers and their babies throughout pregnancy, the birthing process and beyond.

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