I was hopeful but not expectant when I began seeing Carla...

“I was hopeful but not expectant when I began seeing Carla. I had found other experiences in methods of treatment outside the pale of standard western procedures to be ineffective. I had learned to live with the pain that I was assured (by regular doctors) I would have all my life. But the pain became acute—almost unbearable—and I seemed to be faced with the alternatives of drugs, alcohol, or something more drastic yet. The day I first saw Carla I was in extreme discomfort; I literally writhed on the table. I don’t know how it happened, but somehow at the end of 90 minutes, the pain was gone: completely gone. That night, for the first time in ages, I slept through the night, and awakened with the amazing feeling of not being in pain. The pain still has not returned.

I see Carla as an extraordinarily gifted healer. Her lack of pretense is disarming, refreshing beyond words, and so different from other clinical situations I’ve been involved in. Going to see her is both physically and spiritually uplifting.”
— Erick H., Age 63, Co-Owner of Jubilee Farm

During a session I notice a very deep sense of letting go...

Carla is a wonderful facilitator in helping my body’s natural tendency to open and release any areas of holding. During a session I notice a very deep sense of letting go, not only on the physical level, but emotional and spiritual. These sessions have brought more awareness to my breath and a deeper connection to my body. Carla’s space she practices in reflects the presence she brings to her work, full of compassion and love.”
— Barbara Y. Age 62, Massage Therapist

I have gained important insights about my body and state of health...

“I have been a client of Carla’s for over two years now and have greatly appreciated her services. During this time I have worked as both a hard laboring tree-climber and arborist for a small residential tree service company and as an environmental educator. I can say that Carla is very intuitive in her practice and on many occasions I have gained important insights about my body and state of health through discussing the parts of the session that were most significant to both of us. I can also say that I always feel significantly better after our sessions. Carla is a very gifted therapist and has given essential support to my health and healing since I have been a client. She is very professional and extremely dedicated to helping people lead balanced and healthy lives.
— Andy F., Age 35, Arborist

An amazing natural gift of stillness, healing touch and presence.

“I have worked with Carla for a number of years now. She has helped me with a huge number of challenges including recovery from a nasty car accident. I have experienced bodywork from many different people over the years, and I can say without a doubt that Carla is truly gifted. She uses a unique combination of deep understanding of tissues, anatomy and force with an amazing natural gift of stillness, healing touch and presence. I highly recommend her work to friends and family all the time!”
— Nate S, age 41, Martial Artist and Chinese Medical Practitioner

I am actually carrying myself differently.

“When I turned 40, I noticed that my body was changing. I would get aches and pains that simply didn’t go away even after a couple of months. I was beginning to think this was just what life was like when one gets older. Then, I started going regularly for cranial sacral work with Carla. My shoulder pain has cleared up. My back is getting stronger, and the held tension is draining from my body. I am not grinding my teeth as much as am actually carrying myself differently. After a session with Carla, I feel more grounded, more relaxed, and more in touch with my body. Now, instead of feeling like my body is getting more and more sore and fragile with age, I feel I’m getting stronger, healthier and more connected to myself and the earth with each passing day. I feel healthy now, and look forward to being a vibrant, healthy elder in my community.
— Kimberly G., Age 50, Herbalist

Prenatal, Postpartum & Pediatric Testimonials:


Nurturing to my body and spirit.

“Receiving prenatal therapy from Carla was quite nurturing to my body and spirit. Her presence and conscious touch helped ease my aches and calm my mind. I always left feeling very relaxed and at peace.”
— Chanda Z., Massage & Shiatsu Practitioner

Carla has nourished our family.

“Our daughter was diagnosed with Growth Hormone Deficiency four years ago. Not wanting to expose her to the conventional growth hormone replacement therapy typically recommended for the deficiency, we found Nourishing Life. Since beginning cranio-sacral therapy nearly four years ago, Jessica’s growth began to progress at a steady rate – enough to satisfy her Pediatrician (who is also a certified endocrinologist) and allow us to continue to decline the hormone replacement therapy. As a Registered Nurse, having practiced solely in Western Medicine settings, cranio-sacral therapy was a foreign concept to me. Yet from the beginning, Carla has nourished our family – first by validating the stress of such a diagnosis, then by educating us on the methodology, giving us consistent hope and encouragement and opening our minds to this most gentle, non-invasive healing modality. We are so grateful for the opportunity to know Carla and the healing energies that her practice has brought to our family.”
— Karen W., Registered Nurse & Homeschool Parent

Carla’s gentle and compassionate spirit put my son at ease.

“My six year old son was having recurrent ear pain and after two sessions of Craniosacral Therapy with Carla, the pain was reduced and he had less tension in his neck. Carla’s gentle and compassionate spirit put my son at ease. He really enjoyed his sessions with her.
— Chanda Z., Massage & Shiatsu Practitioner

New connections between my changed mind and body.

“Craniosacral Therapy has been a key component of my postpartum care. It has allowed me space to make new connections between my changed mind and body.”
— Abagail D., Purchasing Manager