MYOFASCIAL THERAPY

Myofascial Release/Craniosacral Therapy uses gentle techniques to restore balance in the body's central nervous system. 

This form of Dynamic Body Balance can help with issues such as;

  • Pain

  • Sensory processing

  • Learning disabilities

  • Concentration

  • Motor control

  • Anxiety

  • Sleep disturbance

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Focusing on the family as a unit honors the unique connection between parent and child and aids in guiding the body's release of restriction.

Craniosacral Therapy (CST) is a gentle type of hands-on body treatment that works to balance the body and release restrictions that may be interfering with the body functions.  This form of therapy is used to correct restrictions as well as prevent future issues in the body.  Myofascial Release Therapy (MRT) can work to correct the repercussions of difficult births, prenatal trauma, and help ensure good health. 

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Hello.  My name is Jennifer Thayer.

 

I am a Myofascial Release therapist.  Married with two young boys, I have a busy life and love being a mom!  That being said,  let me tell you my Myofascial Therapy story....

I earned my Bachelors degree from the University of WI Eau Claire in Early Childhood Special Education in 1996.  I then began my career teaching in a classroom of 3 to 6 year olds with a variety of disabilities in Black River Falls, WI for 11 years.  During that time, I also earned my Masters degree in Education from the University of WI LaCrosse.
After my marriage, I taught as an Autism Specialist in a Early Autism classroom and an Early Intervention Teacher for Birth to 2 in Maplewood, MN. 

Jennifer

When I became pregnant, my husband Bryan and I made the decision for me to become a Stay At Home Mom to raise our children in White Bear Lake, MN.  Pregnancy was difficult for me.  My fight with nausea led to a car accident in my fifth month which resulted in prenatal trauma for the baby growing inside me.  Roa was born two weeks early; a beautiful baby boy with "red flags" of low body temperature, severe startle reflex, and "colic".  "Colic" being terrible reflux, arching of his body, poor sleep, and sensory issues with light, noise, and movement.  At one year, Roa was officially diagnosed with Quadraspastic Cerebral Palsy. 


As an educator, I knew the importance of early intervention and we began every form of therapy under the sun!
Craniosacral/Myofascial was one of those therapies.  With the therapist's gentle touch,  Roa began to soften his arms and first released his clenched fists and elbows to reach out to Bryan.  I was hooked!  So filled with promise!
We continued with Craniosacral Therapy and added it to our weekly routine.  When it was recommended that I be treated to further help Roa, I of course, agreed.   I could not believe the cleansing I received from my session.  Letting go of the pain of the car accident, the fear of losing my baby, the anger of his resulting disability was an important part of our journey to heal.


In 2012, I decided to move a step forward in my love of myofascial release therapy and learn how to help Roa myself.  I registered for and completed all five levels of Dynamic Body Balancing with Dr. Carol Phillips.  During my coursework, I became vividly aware that this new passion of mine must not only be used to help my own family, but other families who struggle with developmental issues as well.  And so,  here I am... highlighting my services in Family-Centered Myofascial Therapy!

APPOINTMENT INFORMATION

FEES
I see adults and children both! 

Many times, I recommend caregivers of children with special needs have a session as well as the child.
$75 per 50 minute session
$65 If weekly appointments are set.

 

As a parent of a child with special needs, I understand the financial strain and pressure families are under.  I feel blessed to be able to help a child relieve tension and stress which then aids in developmental growth.   I want the same for parents.  If we can work out a payment plan.
 

MEDICAL ASSISTANCE BILLING AVAILABLE for those with MA funds.

 

For your reference, typical Craniosacral Therapy sessions cost $50-100 per one hour session. Each person responds to CST differently and even the sessions for each person can vary in their impact.  

RESOURCES

I like to include Young Living Essential Oils in my session.  For more information please see:

http://www.youngliving.com/en_US/discover/guide

 

I completed my training with Dr. Carol Phillips.  Here is her link:

http://dynamicbodybalancing.com/