Cranio-Sacral Therapists


Our Cranio-Sacral Therapists are trained to be able to perceive the subtle rolling twelve-second pulse of the body.

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Christine Cyr, Cranio-Sacral Therapist

Christine Cyr has been practicing cranio-sacral therapy since 2012. Her training started directly under the tutelage of Dr. Sylvia Skefich, chiropractor. She has taken Dr. Skefich’s public cranio-sacral classes, since.

Christine quickly progressed to attending the Upledger Institute of craniosacral therapy with their 4-day intensive classes including CranioSacral Therapy™ level one and level two, and Somato-Emotional Release™ (unwinding techniques) level one.

Christine continues to attend Dr. Skefich’s in-office cranio-sacral therapy tutorials, which are specific to pain conditions, to techniques that may not be taught in typical class, and to nuanced findings.

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Jodi Jackson Vogel, Cranio-Sacral Therapist

Jodi Jackson Vogel had been a friend of the office for many years. Then in 2016, she got inspired to learn the methods of cranio-sacral therapy and she became a practitioner herself.

Already, Jodi had graduated with an Associate’s of Arts degree in Muscular Therapy in 2004. Her training included over 900 hours of hands-on work in shiatsu, myofascial release techniques and other styles of muscle release therapy.

Once she veered her attention to cranio-sacral therapy, Jodi then completed multiple 4-day intensive classes from the Upledger Institute of craniosacral therapy, including CranioSacral Therapy™ level one and level two, and Somato-Emotional Release TM (unwinding techniques) level one and level two.

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Sylvia Skefich, Doctor of Chiropractic

Dr. Skefich is dedicated to her practice of helping people to attain their full potential for health. With more than 20 years of experience as a cranio-sacral practitioner and a doctor of chiropractic, she brings the best to you.

Having had a full-time practice during her entire career, her hands have become like sonar to locate pain and tension.

Cranio-sacral therapy is Dr. Skefich’s “lens” to assess the body, and is her primary technique of body work, as well. It is a technique where a therapist feels the soft tissues, the bones, and spine as a fluid moving wave.

There is a physical, subtle, very slow pulsation in the spine that can be felt throughout the whole body, just like the pulse of the heart can be. Dr. Skefich assesses and then effects helpful change to the fluidity, and mobility that the soft tissues have on the bones. This opens up joint space and usually relieves pain.

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ORGONITE GEM DEVICES are thought to be electromagnetically protective, and are relied upon those who have “electromagnetic sensitivities.”

Place an orgonite device on a router, or between you and a smart meter and let the orgonite diffuse some of that negative energy. It is a fact that certain crystals placed under pressure by shrinking them in a resin will create a piezo electric current.

That current can act like a shield. You can even set your orgonite device on your phone to diffuse some energy while you are at your desk, for example. For those who are not electromagnetically sensitive, one can still admire the beauty of the orgonite devices, some of which have sacred geometry embedded in them, and are in themselves “art pieces.”

They are also said to impart the energy of the gems inside of them (such as rose quartz being the stone of unconditional love, or selenite being good for resolving insecurity). They make great gifts of beauty.

SHUNGITE is a specific stone that comes only from the Karelia region of Russia that we feature at The Better Back and Body Shop. When soaked in water, it imparts highly antioxidant molecules called “Fullerenes” (otherwise known as Carbon 60 or C60).

You can purchase the stones at The Better Back and Body Shop which you can soak in water at home. Benefits of this antioxidant keep providing!

There are brands that sell Fullerene-infused juices and oils that are very pricey compared to our shungite stones which last virtually forever.

Our stones come in an attractive spherical bottle that has an informative jeweled instruction tag. They make great gifts and conversation pieces. Imagine giving this gift at a restaurant dinner party and the ohh’s and ahh’s that would follow.

The Better Back and Body Shop does not make any diagnoses or claims, and is not intended as a problem-focused consultation environment except for the topics that are covered by our numerous “Healthy Protocols.”

We do have certain staff members that are licensed in Certified Nutrition. Those staff members may be hired for a consult (separate from the office of Dr. Sylvia Skefich or from The Better Back and Body Shop).

Or, you can schedule an in-office appointment with Dr. Skefich. As a doctor of chiropractic, she is a ‘primary treating physician’ in the state of California. She also is a graduate of the 30-hour “Foundations in Nutritional Therapy” course through the International Foundation for Nutrition and Health.

Healthy Protocols are guides on how to use the nutritional supplements, cranio-sacral therapy, and gem devices that Dr. Sylvia Skefich recommends for your healing journey.

Here’s the backstory …

Dr. Sylvia Skefich, D.C., has gathered a wealth of tried and true “Healthy Protocols” for many conditions. “Healthy Protocols” are Dr. Skefich’s recommendations on how to use supplements, oils, and cranio-sacral therapy to achieve certain goals.

Such goals may be about something less than a medical condition or disease. Many people desire their physical body to be at full vitality. People might be experiencing symptoms that they don’t need to be living with.

Natural methods often work very well when health has not gone too far “off track.” Healthy Protocols can often be used alongside other therapies that a medical doctor might prescribe. (Ask your doctors about that possibility.)

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