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. By “listening” with her hands, Dr. Skefich is able to track pain conditions to the root cause of tension—which may be far from the point of pain.

Then using either cranio-sacral techniques, Hendrickson Method orthopedic massage, or standard (or non-force) chiropractic adjustments, Dr. Skefich will address the point of pain and the root that caused it. Everything is connected. Dr. Skefich has considerable additional training.

Every technique she has learned over the years, as well as the “data” from each person she has touched in her practice has built her level of expertise for your benefit. Her certifications and degrees are: Bachelor of Science degree from Cal Poly University, San Luis Obispo; Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Life Chiropractic College West; Certification in CranioSacral Therapy from the Upledger Institute (more learned through mentee-ship under Ed Jarvis, D.C.); Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner from Vijay Stallings, MA (though she is non-practicing as an Ayurvedic practitioner); Certified Massage Therapist from Hendrickson Method Orthopedic Massage; Certified in Foundations of Nutritional Therapy from the International Foundation for Nutrition and Health; and Advanced Certification of Competency in Whiplash and Brain Traumatology from the San Diego Spine Research Institute.

Dr. Skefich is passionate that her patients get the best care. She will do email follow ups when needed, and she has a lending library of useful tools, books and other resources for particular conditions.

She offers many products for sale, and those who know Dr. Skefich knows that she views the nutritional products as her tools and her allies (rather than as a profit center). In fact she sells many products at less than retail price in order to make the health supplements available–so check her prices if you are a supplement user. Dr. Skefich has pride for her profession and takes a leadership role in it. She started the “Cranio-Sacral Club” while at her chiropractic college–and the club is still going strong today. Dr. Skefich has been President and Vice-President of the California Chiropractic Association, Monterey Bay District, and as President spearheaded events such as free chiropractic for the Loma Prieta fire fighters that traveled here to help us.

She is Vice-President of the Monterey Bay District Association again in 2019. Dr. Skefich teaches cranio-sacral seminars and workshops for body work practitioners locally in Santa Cruz.

For more information or to schedule an appointment with our Santa Cruz chiropractor, call (831) 475-1995 today!