A Feel-Good Way to Health and Happiness
Getting a massage is one of life’s great pleasures, and sometimes the benefits go far beyond blissful relaxation. Those are the kind given by Dorothy Fidler and Dr. Becky Altman. Dorothy, a Utah native, received her professional massage training at the Utah College of Massage Therapy (now known as the Cortiva Institute) and went on to complete the Master Bodyworker Program. As a Master Bodyworker, Dorothy uses her own set of tools to locate the root of a client’s problem and eliminate it to aid in faster healing. The fact that she can do so in a way that doesn’t carry the same risks of negative side effects that traditional healthcare does is especially gratifying. “I choose natural treatments because I love how they make me feel,” she says. “Offering massage to clients helps them overcome emotional and physical blocks and gain freedom from pain in a way that’s enjoyable for them.”
Dr. Becky Altman, who grew up in Minnesota, earned a bachelor’s degree in biology before attending Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa. After graduating from Palmer, Dr. Becky took additional courses in CranioSacral Technique. Together, the unbeatable team offers decades of experience to clients who want a naturally effective way to ease aches, promote healing, and even tackle tough diagnoses like traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries. As Dr. Altman explains, craniosacral therapy involves manipulating the bones of the skull to treat any number of conditions. “Cranio” refers to the head or cranium, and “sacral” refers to the five fused vertebrae at the base of the spine (sacrum). “Craniosacral therapists are trained to feel with their hands the motion of the craniosacral system through extremely sensitive, gentle, and intuitive touch, thereby assisting the body’s natural corrective tendency.”
Benefits of Craniosacral Therapy & Massage
- Allows patients to ‘hold’ an adjustment longer
- Helps ease the effects of headaches, tinnitus (ringing in the ear), TMJ disorders, and infant challenges ranging from colic to sleep problems
- Massage in conjunction with being adjusted helps allow your muscles to relax so they can accept the change in structure easier.