has been working in the holistic health field for approximately
5 years as a professional manual therapist, SCENAR and cranio-sacral
therapist. With her 18 year background in education,
she wanted to pursue her passions for holistic healing and energy
medicine and combine them with her talents in education. Debbie
earned her 1200 hour, CMT-P, professional manual therapist certification,
at the Blue Heron Academy of Healing Arts in Grand Rapids, MI
in 2005. Her SCENAR training in 2004, through Advanced - Level
II, was under Dr. Elena Rassomakina, from Belgium. She then attended
the Sacred Spaces Program for cranio-sacral training, run nationally
by Kathy Holloway. This cranio-sacral training is rooted in the
foundations of the classic UpLedger Institute with integration
of a very gentle “profound neutral” healing approach.
philosophy is that health is achieved when a person is
able to find balance in all areas of body, mind, and spirit. Tapping
into the profound, natural intelligence and powerful healing mechanisms
of each person’s body, the synergy of the SCENAR and cranio-sacral
therapy stimulate and fully support this innate healing potential.
Manual therapy is incorporated deep into the musco-skeletal system
to fully facilitate all facets of the necessary movement, mobility
and healing potential. Additionally, her mission is to bring the
SCENAR into people’s lives and homes as a ground breaking,
full spectrum healing device, fully intended for professional
as well as home use through her sales and training program.
currently practices in Santa Barbara and in The Santa Ynez valley.
Therapy is a more clinical form of massage therapy that
involves deep tissue work and comprehensive joint treatment so
as to relieve pain and discomfort as well as to increase mobility
and assist in restoring the patient’s range of motion. Manual
Therapy involves many modalities (treatment aids) that help with
all aspects of the healing process to include hot/cold packs,
infra-red and laser light therapy to stimulate photo-chemical
healing processes, liniments to increase circulation and ease
pain and inflammation, castor oil packs to reduce scar tissue
and eliminate toxins, as well as SCENAR therapy to stimulate the
deep and powerful healing capabilities within the central and
peripheral nervous systems. At the core of all her work are the
therapeutic benefits of deep relaxation. With stress now known
as the number one degenerative factor in the body, manual therapy
allows the body to enter into a stress-reduced healing state.
Therapy is a very powerful and effective form of electro-therapy
that complements manual therapy by stimulating the body’s
own healing responses. The SCENAR is a hand held device that resembles
a remote control with a small, flat metal contact surface that
is placed on different areas of the patient’s body such
as the neck, spine, face, hands, feet, etc. The treatment is very
relaxing and painless. The SCENAR communicates from these areas
on the body to the patient’s central and peripheral nervous
system stimulating the release of neuropeptides. These neuropeptides
are the body’s natural healing chemicals. Generally a chronic
condition can take anywhere from 9 – 15 treatments and the
average recovery is between 80 and 100%. An acute condition can
generally be treated in 6 treatments or less.
are generally 30 minutes, 2-3 times a week the first week or two,
followed by 1 – 2 times a week thereafter gradually reaching
a full healing response in 6-7 weeks. The primary and unique quality
of the SCENAR is that each signal is different from the preceding
one, therefore the reaction by the body does not diminish and
there is no repetitive signal or process.
SCENAR is very effective in pain management, anti-inflammatory
effects, normalization of metabolic processes (decreases cholesterol,
glucose level normalization, regulation of protein synthesis),
regulation of the immune system, normalization of the hormone
balance, reparation effect, styptic effect, anti-edema effect,
and the general effects of good sleep, good appetite, and good
for SCENAR therapy are:
musculoskeletal pain and injury
• nerve and nerve disorders to include peripheral neuropathies
• respiratory organ disorders
• ear, nose, and throat disorders
• heart and major vessels disorders
• digestive disorders
• spinal column deformity
information and reference at www.tomatex.com
Cranio-Sacral Therapy – Restoring the Flow of Health
Cranio-Sacral therapy honors the self-healing mechanisms
of the body, mind and spirit. It reflects the original
explorations of A.T. Still, the founder of osteopathy; W.G. Sutherland,
who developed cranial osteopathy, and R. Becker, who further explored
the unique healing processes present in all of us. All three physicians
believed that good health reflects the integration of the energies
of body, mind and spirit.
the core of our healing mechanisms is the cerebrospinal fluid
that surrounds and nourishes the brain and spinal cord. Good flow
of this fluid, as well as blood flow, is critical for our health
and motion of all our body systems: including vascular, visceral,
nervous, lymphatic and musculoskeletal systems.
therapy uses gentle touch to palpate these fluids and encourage
their flow. This process nourishes all tissues of the body; allowing
the release of old restrictions from disease, surgery or trauma.
Restriction patterns in the body can be a core cause of chronic
pain symptoms such as headaches, neck and back aches, arm or leg
pains that have not responded to medications or other therapies.
information and reference on Sacred
Spaces, craniosacral therapy
Infrared Sauna for Detoxification and Weight Loss
Sauna services, sales, and leases are available from my office.
Service includes sauna, towels, water and electrolytes. Charge
is $45 per session. For more information
on the sauna, including testimonials, or google “infrared
sauna and health benefits” or your specific issues, there
is a lot of information out there.
of Infrared Heat:
• Helps relieves pain and stiffness from many conditions
including Arthritis, Bursitis, Rheumatism & Fibromyalgia
• Helps remove toxins from the body
• Improves the immune system
• Strengthens the cardiovascular system
• Improves skin tone
• Helps clear cellulite
• Burns calories and helps control weight
$100/walk-in for 75 min appt. (60 min tx)
$80/appt on tx plan of 6-15 tx's or maintenance plan
$50/initial consult (30 min)
24-hour cancellation required unless emergency or illness based.
* Onsite local trip & set up charge $50 roundtrip
* Onsite long distance trip fees based on mileage
CPT codes used for insurance:
– SCENAR Therapy
97140 – Manual Therapy, Cranio-Sacral
97026 – FIR – Far Infrared Sauna
Heron Academy - Medical Massage Training Site
Thermal Accupressure Massage Bed, works with 4 alternative
medicine principles that support a healthy, relaxed, aligned body.
Chiropractic, Massage, Moxibustion, and Jade stone are the methods
behind these principles. The Chiropractic effects help relieve
compressed nerves by correcting spinal alignment. Regular massage
of the spine helps the back stay strong and durable. Moxibustion
effect is a method utilizing heat from far-infrared light emitters
to stimulate pressure points which promote the body's ability
to heal itself, increase circulation and provide deep relaxation.
Jade is a stone that transmits a level of radiant far-infrared
heat that is beneficial to the body when heated. The internal
and external projectors of Ceragem are comprised of jade to optimize
the effectiveness of radiant far-infrared heat.
is a truly gifted therapist who has a great awareness of the body
and really understands how to promote healing within it. She has
treated me consistently over the last two years and I highly recommend
her services and encourage anyone who is experiencing pain to
contact Debbie. Her scenar therapy is by far the most therapeutic
experience I have ever had, and it is the only treatment that
has actually stopped my chronic hip pain. I appreciate her professionalism,
and her dedication to her clients is exemplary. I am extremely
confident that after the first session, you will be completely
satisfied and know that you have found the right therapist.
Yares, Effective Hiring Group, Owner/President
I have been seeing Debbie for treatments for over a year. My back
and leg pain has significantly declined. I now go weeks to months
without pain. I know that her treatments, especially the cranial
sacral therapy, are a major reason for my recovery.
- John Craig
I was diagnosed as having Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP)
in October 2006. This is a disorder that is something like Parkinson’s
disease, except worse. There is no cure at this time and no medications
husband and I have been trying to make the best of this that we
can. We started doing SCENAR, Manual Therapy and Cranio-Sacral
Therapy to see if this would help in any way. We feel that the
treatments have helped by slowing the progression of the disorder
and giving us both some mental hope and comfort.
has been doing treatments on me and I feel much better after them,
most of the time. The use of the SCENAR machine has relieved some
of the pain in my lip area due to a neuralgic condition that is
quite painful. It also has helped my problem of swallowing as
this is one of the side effects of this disorder.
recommend Debbie to anyone that has problems of this nature. She
is very good and works well with her clients.
- Paddy Lee Merritt, LPN
have had a chronic neuromuscular condition for the last twenty
years. Over these years I have worked with many therapists, and
I can say without hesitation that of all of them, Debbie’s
bodywork has had the greatest positive impact on my physical and
emotional well-being. Utilizing the scenar, therapeutic massage,
cranial sacral work and energy work Debbie seems to understand
intuitively when to use each modality to greatest effect. I leave
each session with her feeling a deep sense of peace and healing.
In addition, she has a strong yoga background and is able to recommend
poses and stretches tailored to my physical challenges. I have
found these recommendations very helpful. I highly recommend Debbie
for anyone who would like assistance in their search for health.
- Jane Alexander
developed moderate to extreme neuropathy during the type of chemotherapy
I was given in my fight with cancer. I have completed thirteen
sesssions with Debbie. She has used the SCENAR device on me, which
has worked wonders. Before I used to take medication three times
a day and the discomfort was still there. The pills made me feel
very spacey and it was hard to concentrate.
I am off the medication and the discomfort is 70% better!
Debbie has been great and her knowledge of the human body and
the SCENAR device quickly gained my confidence. I highly recommend
anyone that has issues with damaged nerves to come in and have
a consultation with Debbie and see if it is right for them.
- Gary Riches