You may remember her name from an earlier blog I posted, My Distance Healing Testimonial. Montse is one of those gifted multi-faceted healers who works with your body’s own wisdom, your inner physician, to find what needs to be released and how. Her current preferred healing modality offers more physical manipulation than Healing Touch does but I will let her tell you more about that.
Hi Montse. I can’t wait to tell people about the work that you do! But first could you tell us a little bit about your background? When did you first discover that you were a healer? What has your journey to starting your own business been like?
Hi Julie, thank you for connecting with me. I guess since I was very young I was drawn to helping others, looking deeper, helping myself, and healing myself.
I now see and understand that it is a life long journey. As long as we are alive, we will continue to expand, transform, and discover new ways to embody our light. I am an eternal learner. I have a background in Clinical Psychology, Ericksonian Hypnotherapy, Reiki, and Emotion Code. I love to explore many healing modalities, and although I am now focusing on Craniosacral Therapy, I can’t unlearn or detach from previous healing modalities that I can bring to the table as I find convenient. They all work well together.
I chose CST (Craniosacral Therapy) as my main framework because it is a bodywork approach that brings together diverse aspects of a person, seeing the person as a whole. It offers physical contact with the tissue, acknowledging the emotional aspects that are interplaying in the physical body. Having that physical connection gives the client a concrete starting point to dive deeper into the multidimensional aspects of their Being. I am fascinated by our unique essential self and feel that having CST as a primary framework is a great path for self exploration and expansion.
Starting my own business has been interesting. There has always been a deep sense of trust in the process. It is challenging to get the word out, especially during a pandemic, but things have unfolded at their own pace. Basically through word of mouth, I am connecting with more and more people.
How would you explain Cranial Sacral Therapy to someone who has never experienced it? What are some common misconceptions about it?
Cranial Sacral Therapy (CST) is a very gentle touch modality in which the therapist follows the tension patterns along the body to create space, allow better flow of fluids (blood, lymph, craniosacral fluid) and promote a better sense of balance both physically and emotionally.
One common misconception is that if there is no pain there is no gain. In CST, the therapist will follow the tissue up to the edge of the tension pattern and wait for it to release, melt, soften, or transform in some way. It is not forced or manipulated to achieve a specific result. The inner physician within each person, or inner wisdom, is the one that is telling us where to go, how deep, and for how long. This is a very sacred space in which we are honoring this internal wisdom. The true healer is the person itself!
What is the fascia and what does manipulating it do to the physical and energetic body? Is there a way for people to manipulate it on their own and achieve similar results?
The fascia is the membrane that covers every single organ, muscle tissue, cell, everything. The fascia runs vertically along the body and horizontally at certain points but it is all interwoven and intimately connected. You may have an imbalance at your hips due to a fall and it might be affecting your jaw as well. Also you might have experienced an encounter with someone in which hurtful words were exchanged and although there was no physical contact you might feel a tight chest and closed throat. These examples show us how the physical and energetic body are one and can be affected by each other both in positive and negative ways.
As we create space and softness throughout our body not only will we feel more balanced, but also it will become easier to process emotional experiences.
People can be amazing advocates for their own health. Self-care is a must in our lives. Keeping the body active, flexible and practice stillness of the mind is very beneficial.
One of my favorite sessions with you was when you did mouth work. I did not realize how much trauma I had to release that was carried in my mouth. Could you talk more about that?
There is so much happening around the mouth! Inferior to the mouth, we have the avenue of expression and chest where we tend to hold emotions or where the quality of the breath can be compromised. And the roof of the mouth, the hard palate, is actually the base of the scull which is supporting your brain. It is also the pathway for the flow of fluids and cranial nerves.
So you can imagine how important it is to have mobility between the cranial bones and the membranes within the brain. Restrictions in these structures can affect how the Central Nervous System (CNS) is effectively nourishing and eliminating toxins.
Mouth work can bring up unresolved trauma that can come as early as birth or even before. People that have experienced dental procedures can also be holding on to trauma and tension patterns.
Something that I noticed when I first walked into your healing room was a beautiful painting. It delighted me to find out that you were the artist who painted it. And now I love reading your blog posts about how some of your paintings tie in with the work that you do. Could you explain how that plays into your practice as a healer?
I have used art in many forms for over 20 years to explore and express myself. I see it as a personal space for me to heal, a self-care practice which promotes my own flow and expansion. The more I can connect to my true self, the more I can serve others in their own journey.
What are some reasons people might need a cranial sacral session? How often do your recommend them receiving one or how will they know when to return?
CST can support people for many reasons at a physical and/or emotional level. Some common reasons people come to CST are headaches, head injury, whip lash, TMJ, neck or shoulder pain, any discomfort along the body, difficulty sleeping, anxiety or depression. But it is not limited to these issues.
The frequency required will depend on the issue that is being worked on. I do recommend for people to try at least three sessions with in a month or two so they can determine if CST is a modality that can serve them for what they are looking for. I like people to connect to the signs of their body, and through self-awareness, determine what best serves their process.
Is there anything you would like to promote for the year 2021? And what is the best way for people to contact you?
I have an ongoing promotion for new clients of three sessions for $220. People can contact me through my website at montseferragut.com or through text at 857-939-8363
About the Author: Julie Glaser is a healer who creates sacred spaces for people to share, release, and grow. She’s in the habit of being in awe and wonder and writes to share her own experiences and curiosities with other inquisitive souls in the process of transforming.