CRANIO-SACRAL THERAPY & BIODYNAMIC MASSAGE

Treatment available by appiontment only.


To Schedule an Appointment
Please call Donna at 503.422.8526 to make your appointment. Please leave your name, and phone number and preferred treatment days/times when you call.

Cancellation Policy
As a courtesy to yourself, your practitioner and those on a waiting-list, please arrange your day to arrive for your appointment at the scheduled time. The full fee payment is required for appointments cancelled with less than 24 hours notice.

Treatment Rates
60 Minute Session $65
90 Minute Session $90
A typical 60 minute session will include a solid 60 minutes of treatment, plus a little time talking before and after your treatment.

Payments & Billings
Checks and cash are accepted, but not credit/debit cards. Donna does not bill insurance companies. She will be happy to give you a receipt for paid services so that you may work with your insurance company and/or attorney directly.

Office Location:
420 SE 6th Ave.
Porltnad OR, 97214
Between Stark and Oak off of MLK

Biodynamic Cranial Therapy / Cranial Therapy / Craniosacral Therapy

Biodynamic Cranial Therapy
Biodynamic Craniosacral therapy, or simply Cranial Therapy, is a non-invasive, way into the body’s inherent healing intelligence. Direct and powerful, the approach is gaining momentum within the healing arts. Cranial Therapy can be called upon to help issues occurring in the physical, emotional, and/or spiritual bodies. Inertia or disturbances created by unresolved trauma, can become encapsulated within our bodies. Through profound listening, observation, and stillness, the inherent health within a disturbance can become the source of resolution. Harmony and balance can thus be reestablished within and throughout the physical, spiritual, and emotional bodies.

Biodynamic Massage

Biodymanic Massage, developed by Todd Jackson, is a combination of deep tissue massage with biodynamic cranial therapy. It is an integration of patient, deep pressure and acute attention to subtle energetic changes throughout the entire body. This patient approach allows patterns of tension and stress, that have long been held within the multi dimensional layers of the body, a chance to unwind deeply into its source, often resulting in relief and freshness in those areas.
The application of Biodynamic Massage is generally slow and deliberate, and though deep pressure is applied, it is at a level that is comfortable for the client. Donna will stay with a particularly density until there is a felt change within the tissues buoyancy. Often relieving changes are made throughout the entire body due to this localized attention and global awareness.

Some History
Cranialsacral Therapy, as it is practiced today, is over 100 years old and is based on the vision of Dr. William Garner Sutherland. Dr. Sutherland, an Osteopath, devoted the last ten years of his life to an intense study of intrinsic healing. Through his observations he advised others to "allow physiologic function within to manifest its own unerring potency rather than apply a blind force from without." He also stated that all healthy living tissues breathed rhythmically with the motion of life. These rhythms include the fluctuations of cerebrospinal fluid, which bathes and nourishes the central nervous system. Dr. Sutherland's work has been interpreted and developed in several ways, resulting in a few fundamental styles of working, one of them being Biodynamic Cranial Therapy. This model of working is the most classical and perhaps the most true to its origin.

Bio relating to Donna's Massage practice:
Donna graduated from East West College of Healing arts and later became an apprentice to Todd Jackson in Biodynamic Massage. Donna has trained in several types of Cranial therapy and is partial to Biodynamic Cranial Therapy. Her studies and experience lead her towards a new way of practicing that is deliberate, patient, and calls upon a deep internal listening to the clients body that has resulted in great success in relieving chronic tensions.
Donna, also the director of Axé Didé, has been teaching and performing Afro-Cuban and Brazilian dance and music since 1999. The internal expression and complex movements of the dances from Cuba and Brazil have given Donna insights into the body that have had a great influence on her understanding of the body within her Cranial Therapy and Massage practice.

Donna founded Axé Didé Music and Dance Company in 2003 then consisting of approximately ten performers. Today it consists of about twenty five dancers and musicians.

Class Schedule:
Mondays 6pm 7:30pm Afro-Cuban and Brazilian Dance
Wednesdays 6pm - 7:30pm Club and Street Dance Hip Hop
Saturdays 11:15am - 12:30pm Samba
Check the schedule for workshops on Sundays

Center Space
420 SE 6th Ave
Portland, Oregon, 97214