"Since having my first daughter at my home in Colorado in 2014 my world has been expanded into the beauty of supporting birthing people and their families. My partner and I had an amazing orgasmic birth with our second daughter in 2018, and an incredibly fast birth of our third daughter at the end of 2019. Each journey has allowed me to experience differences in what I needed for support. Which ultimately lead me to Craniosacral Therapy.
My family and I currently live on a seven acre farm with Patapsco Park as our backyard. We raise chickens, garden, and try to live as supported by nature as possible. I use this grounded, natural energy to support my clients through their pregnancy, birth, and healing postpartum. Craniosacral Therapy has changed my family for the better - it has improved my oldest's speech, made breastfeeding possible, and healed my sacral pain I've had since I was a teenager. It is a truly transformative modality that I am honored to add to my repertoire to support my clients and their families.
Experience Julie holds a Bachelor's Degree in Geology. They feels their science background helps her research and develop techniques that will best support and heal those she works with.
Craniosacral Practitioner: Julie is combining a more osteopathic CSt approach with an energetic whole body approach. Initially taking craniosacral therapy training through the Upledger Institute - founded by John Upledger, a quintessential leader of craniosacral therapist as we are familiar with it today. They have currently taken Craniosacral 1 and 2, SomatoEmotional Release 1, Long Distance Healing from the Core, Cranial Nerves, CST for Pediatrics, Glial Cells, and Immune Response. Biodynamic craniosacral therapy training through Heartwaves Healing Institue, two year program.
Reiki Master: Julie has been practicing Usui Reiki for the past 5 years. They feel this has greatly aided her ability to listen to the body's physical and emotional disruptions and be better guided to what areas will be best serve the clients health and wellness goals.
Birth Doula: Julie has been a birth doula in Baltimore for the past 6 years. She has taken a multitude of advanced training including Spinning Babies for optimal fetal positioning, Breastfeeding Support, Guided Imagery, TENs usage, and more.
Julie has completed a year and half long advanced education program, Heart and Hands by Elizabeth Davis to start her journey towards midwifery. This has expanded her knowledge of all things pregnancy, birth, and babies over the average doula training.
Disclaimer If you have a specific medical condition or specific symptoms, bodywork may be contraindicated. Approval from your primary care provider my be required. I affirm that I have stated all my known medical conditions and answered all questions honestly. I agree to keep the practitioner of craniosacral updated to any changes and understand that there shall be no liability if I forget to do so. I understand that CST is provided for the basic purpose of relaxation and whole body balancing. It acts as a partner to your inner physician’s guide to better balance and well being. I understand that Craniosacral Therapy is not meant to treat or cure any disease or ailment, and should not be used as a substitute for medical examination, diagnosis, or treatment. I understand that the above practitioner is practicing craniosacral under the hands-on jobs of doula, student midwife, and reiki master. I understand that Maryland does not require a specific license for craniosacral therapy.