Carrie Hourihan, CMT, CST

Carrie Hourihan, CMT, CST

Carrie Hourihan, CMT, CST

Email Carrie
415.505.5879
2390 Mission Street, Ste. #301
San Francisco CA [map]

The Latest

12/11 - Seismic Retrofit = limited Haight St. Hours
I was just informed that the retrofit construction of my Haight Street location will start 3 month construction soon. My unit will be strongly affected, so there will be Tuesday/Thursday hours before 5:30. SOMA hours are still in effect.

11/14 - New tools on freeing the Axilla
I spent my day off taking a class with one of my favorites teachers and bodyworkers, Jim Donak. The focus on treating the Axilla will benefit those with issues in the ribs, shoulders, pecs and thoracic region. Great class!

The experiment with my Acupuncturist associate, Paola Acuna, where we combine CranioSacral and Acupuncture was a hit. One client reported "this was the closest to an out-of-body experience that I have ever had." Most people wanted to know when we are doing it again! The answer is soon! We are taking requests, so let me know if you are interested.

New office is ready!
After painting and learning how to install Pergot flooring, I am in my new treatment room! I hope to have much more flexible hours, than when I was a sub-tenant. I hope the new Folsom location is convenient for all.

Teaching CST to local Spa
I was excited to be invited to teach a techniques workshop in CranioSacral at the gorgeous Senspa in San Francisco. The Spa Director wanted her staff to lean the CST basics, to better serve their loyal clientele. An excellent move! It was a wonderful experience, andI am confident the therapists will love the work!

New Modalities
I wanted to increase my understanding the Myofascial Release principals used in CranioSacral Therapy, so I took a John Barnes class in MyoFascial Release in June. I love this work! I now believe that in order to get long lasting results in muscular pain, one needs to treat all the surrounding fascia. It's amazing that by releasing a restriction in the fascia, the whole body improves. Try this work!

In May, I completed my second class in Neural Manipulation, called "Peripheral Nerve Manipulation; Upper Body," and gained many new and effective ways to treat upper body nerve dysfunctions.

My CST Classes come to the North Bay!
In April, I enjoyed teaching my first class at the beautiful Diamond Light School of Massage and Healing Arts in San Anselmo. I was invited back to teach the 2015 class next April. A very serene place to learn CranioSacral!

CranioSacral helps those with Parkinson's
CranioSacral Therapists are seeing great results with diseases associated with aging, such as Alzheimer's, dementia and Parkinson's. Here is a link to a study on CranioSacral therapy's effects on Parkinson's disease

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Carrie Hourihan, CMT, CST

862 Folsom, Room 5, San Francisco (between 4th and 5th)
AND
255 Steiner, San Francisco at Haight
415-505-5879

I am a Massage Therapist and Certified CranioSacral Therapist, who helps people with chronic issues rid themselves of stress and pain. Some of the problems my clients have experienced relief with include:

Headaches and Migraines
Fibromyalgia
TMJ Syndrome
Vertigo
Neck, shoulder and back pain
Scoliosis
Digestive issues
Stress and tension related disorders
Central Nervous system disorders

I also help young adults with learning disabilities such as Autism, ADD and HADD.

Email me to schedule a free 15 minute consultation to see if my services can help you relive pain and stress.

I incorporate CranioSacral Therapy, Visceral Balancing, MyoFascial Release, Neural Manipulation and different styles of Eastern bodywork modalities such as Shiatsu, Thai Massage and Tui Na. The bodywork I offer helps the body heal at a core level and releases old emotions which no longer serve us.

I am currently studying Visceral Manipulation and Neuromeningeal Manipulation at Barral Institute. The visceral (organ) work brings my clients many benefits. These areas are rich with nerves, blood and fluids. Organs can store and express metal and emotional tension. Visceral Balancing can release emotional and physical tension that can eventually leads to disease. The Neural work is also an important layer of bodywork. Our nervous system's first order of business is to protect us. Many times a muscle will tense to protect an impinged nerve. By treating and freeing the specific nerve instead of all the tissue around it, the muscles can then relax. Releasing restrictions in the Fascial connective tissue give old restrictions a deeper, more permanent change, unlike many styles of body work that just focus on the temporary softening of the muscles.

I earned my CST certification from the Upledger Institute. The Upledger Institute (UI) is a healthcare resource center recognized worldwide for its comprehensive education programs, advanced treatment options and for its unique outreach initiatives.

Carrie Hourihan, CMT, CST

Carrie teaches CranioSacral Therapy at the World School of Massage in San Francisco and Pleasanton, and at the Diamond Light School of Massage in San Anselmo. She also teaches CranioSacral techniques to local spas that want their therapists to have these valuable skills.