Tomi Knutson, Craniosacral Therapy


My name is Tomi, and I've been offering Massage and Craniosacral Therapy in the Bay Area since 2005. In my Oakland practice, I've supported people from all walks of life, from newborns to 93 years old. Our mission is to help our clientele navigate more gracefully the transitions or "seasons" of the human experience. By "Touching In" to body, mind and spirit with presence during these inevitable transitions, we begin to access our own innate wisdom and creativity, and learn to release the holding patterns which keep us from evolving and living our lives more fully. Our skills and experience are offered for the little ones all the way to the old ones. May all beings be happy. ​ By consciously Touching In to our body, mind and spirit during life's transitions, we lessen our suffering and learn to release the holding patterns which keep us from evolving. With mindfulness and intention, we learn to access our own innate health, wisdom and creativity to live our lives more fully now. What is Craniosacral Therapy? Craniosacral Therapy (CST) is a subtle healing modality borne out of Osteopathy, the ancient art of bone setting. CST works on the physical, as well as, the emotional and subtle energetic levels to optimize the function and motility of the Craniosacral System (CS), thereby supporting the bodies entire system from the inside out. The Craniosacral System consists of the brain, the spinal cord, 22 cranial bones, the central nervous system and the cerebro-spinal fluid that surrounds and protects these structures and processes. It extends from the bones of the skull, face, and mouth (the cranium) down to the sacrum. By tuning into the CS system, and particularly the cerebrospinal fluid, the practitioner is able to assist in the bodies' release of tension patterns, (both physical and emotional) thus allowing the bones, muscles, and tissues to move more freely. This freedom, in turn, allows the innate wisdom or "inner healer" of the body to come forth and express itself. Most clients experience a deep calm or rest both during and post-session that feels restorative and enlivening, and leaves them feeling more resourced within. Craniosacral Therapy has many health benefits: Increases proprioception Balances the autonomic nervous system Mitigates the stress responses of the body Clears restrictions in the fascial tissues Balances energy levels in the body Helps joints recover from injury Heals strains in the soft tissues Strengthens the immune system Improves mental functioning Balances hormones Aids integration of life experiences Improves sleep and thus dreaming life Increases feelings of connection & wholeness within oneself and with the world. Please call with any questions you may have. I look forward to connecting with you. Show Your Pride, Let Us Know You Found Us Through Pink Spots


3409 Grand Avenue
Suite 7
Oakland, California 94610

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  • Ear and Sinus issues, including Tinnitus
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  • Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue
  • Mental Health: Anxiety & Depression, PTSD, Grief
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  • Pregnancy discomfort & Postpartum Recovery
  • Mental confusion or Brain Fog
  • Seasonal Depression​
  • Chemical Sensitivity/Environmental Illness


Tuesdays & Fridays 11-5pm Thursdays & Sundays 3-8:30pm Home visits available in the East Bay

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