Holistic Health

Here we’ll share contact information for holistic doctors, practitioners, and health coaches

While we work on our database, get started by visiting the International Health Coach Association.

One of the first areas we’ll address, by request from someone new to the area, is craniosacral therapy and osteopathy. Adjustment of the cranial bones and attention to the cerebral-spinal fluid can greatly assist with specific conditions, including sensory issues, and can help the body to self-correct.

Some of the many gifted practitioners who work with families include the following.

Craniosacral Therapy

Nishanka Lahr, practicing out of The Teal Center in Ballston (north Arlington). Nishanka has experience with children with sensory issues, working with babies up through adults, including pregnant women. 703-522-7637 — 4001 North Ninth Street, Suite 230, Arlington VA 22203

Sally DiCesare, practices at Vital Mind/Body Therapies in Del Ray (Alexandria). Sally works with babies up through adults and can do mom/baby sessions. 703-220-9882; ssdicesare (at) aol (dot) com http://www.yourblissfuljourney.com/

Nyle MacFarlane at Body Connect Health Wellness has pediatric experience, and the other physical therapists at the office also have cranial therapy training. http://www.bodyconnecthw.com/ 202-733-1929 2440 M. St. NW Suite 318, Washington, DC

Ron Murray of the Asclepeion Center has experience with pediatric cranial work, visceral work and physical therapy for all ages. His practice has locations in Bethesda, Ellicot City and Georgetown  http://asclepeion.com rsmpt (at) asclepeion (dot) com 240-492-8434

Connie Hambrock at Hambrock Holistic Healing Center in Herndon. Connie’s practice includes, if the client is interested, the use of Young Living Essential oils. She has taught birth preparation and bonding classes and works on all ages including mom/baby sessions. HambrockHolistic (at) gmail (dot) com; 571-331-9208

Bobbi Wade‘s work includes work with children with sensory and speech issues. She is in Alexandria. 703-836-2648

Note: To find a craniosacral therapist anywhere, search the database at the International Association of Healthcare Practitioners — http://www.iahp.com


Dr. Michael Porvaznik, D.O. Practicing in Fairlington (south Arlington). http://www.osteopathyforhealth.net/ 4910 A 31st Street South, Arlington, VA 22206. 703-931-7173

Other local related resources include

Reston-based Healing from The Core trainings with Suzanne Scurlock-Durana

Additional resources:

The Cranial Academy – http://www.cranialacademy.com/

The Upledger Institute – http://www.upledger.com/


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