CranioSacral Therapy, Self-Care

About Dana




I am the proud and grateful co-owner of an integrative holistic practice.  I teach and I train, and I have daily opportunities to witness the healing and transformation of my personal clients and students.  I work part time in the ocean, and part time in other countries, but I am most frequently found at the Holistic Center in Tupelo, MS.

This is what I have found to be true.  I believe that my clients and my students:

  • are powerful, are fully supported, and are able to transform and blossom into their most amazing, authentic selves.

  • know exactly what they need in order to receive the highest and best experience while working with me.

  • are responsible for their own lives and life experiences, and are capable of changing or altering their lives at any moment.

It is my hope that, whether you are my client in my treatment room, my student in one of my trainings, or in the ocean with me swimming with dolphins, you will be inspired to express your radiance and carry your unique medicine into your daily life.

“As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light in the darkness of mere being.”  ~Carl Jung

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The Compassionate Therapist

Most often, when people come to see us in our clinics and spas, they are looking for help; they want relief from pain, from stress, from feelings of anxiety and overwhelm. And we probably want to help them, or we wouldn’t be in our chosen fields.

How often have you had thoughts like:

I really hope she gets better.
We can fix this.
If this doesn’t work, I’m not charging anything *or I am not charging regular price*
I know this will work. or I’m afraid this won’t work.
Maybe I did something wrong.

Well, don’t feel like the Lone Ranger. I have had thoughts like that as well. But you know, those thoughts didn’t help either of us. Ever. I personally feel like our clients know (on some level) when we feel inadequate, insecure with our work or too attached to the outcome of their treatments.

Oh! You don’t do that?


What if you are working on someone very close to you? A dear friend who is in serious pain? A relative who is deeply depressed? Your mother, father, brother, sister, aunt, uncle, grandparent, child?

How do you feel when that person who means the world to you comes to you for help?

My point is, we all do it; and if you don’t, just wait for it; it’ll happen. Someone will call you and ask you if you will give a comforting hand massage to their loved one in Hospice. Or you may receive a request to give CranioSacral therapy to a child because her parents want her to be able to walk again so badly.

Is the therapy going to work?
Am I doing it right?
Should I charge them if it doesn’t make a noticeable difference?

These are several of the questions that we address in my ethics class, “The Compassionate Therapist“.

This 3-hour class teaches massage therapists how to be fully present with their clients while remaining neutral and separate from the client’s pain or trauma.

If you would like to take this class or any of my other continuing education classes, send me a message on my contact page, or contact me directly at tupeloholisticcenter (at)