CranioSacral Therapy in the South Bay

           Karen Axelrod

           Certified CranioSacral Therapist


In light of the current world situation in which we're practicing social distancing and safer-at-home measures, I am seeing only a limited number of clients in person each week for the time being. I am following current safety protocols related to Covid-19, including wearing mask and gloves, spacing clients appointments farther apart, and deep cleaning my office in between appointments. 

Information for CST Therapists

Since many of you have a reduced workload right now, this is a great time to continue your CST studies. To support you toward that end, I am offering a variety of online study groups and personal or group mentoring sessions.

My online study groups
I am now offering monthly online study groups covering material from two courses I teach: CST for Cranial Nerves and CST & the Immune Response.
  Click here for a full calendar and prerequisites.

CST mentoring/personal teaching
As a Certified CST Instructor and Mentor with the Upledger Institute, I am happy to be available to you for personal or small group mentoring/teaching. Read more about my offerings here or email me to start a discussion. 

About Me and My Work 
My treatments encompass integration of body, mind, and spirit to help clients recognize and reconnect to inner resources necessary for deep healing at a core level.


My primary modality is CranioSacral Therapy for pain relief, rehabilitation, personal renewal, relaxation, and pre-natal/post-partum support. I often complement the CST with Neural Manipulation and/or Lymphatic Drainage for immune system support.


My practice focuses on infants and children, adults of all ages, pregnant moms, and the elderly. I often work with clients who are experiencing chronic, debilitating disorders; those going through life transitions; and infants and children with developmental delays.


I have extensive experience working with trauma and PTSD, anxiety disorders, temporomandibular joint (TMJ) dysfunction, post-concussive syndromes and traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), chronic pain syndromes, immune system problems, and sensory processing disorders in both children and adults.


I take a very holistic approach to your health and healing. My work is influenced by current research on somatic psychology, mind-body medicine, neurobiology, mindfulness, anatomy, and physiology. By empowering you to take charge of your body and understand its self-healing capabilities, I can help you uncover the mental, emotional, and physical blocks that are keeping you from your true healing -- and living -- potential. Each session is uniquely tailored to your individual needs, taking into consideration your personal health history, emotional well-being, and physical limitations.



Education and Classes

In addition to my private practice, I teach:

  • CranioSacral Therapy courses for the Upledger Institute internationally
  • CranioSacral workshops and study groups in Los Angeles

I am an Upledger Certified Mentor as well as a Certified Examiner for the Upledger Institute's CST Techniques Certification Exam. For more information on classes and workshops, click here.

I am also a community outreach volunteer speaker and lecturer on CranioSacral Therapy and holistic bodywork. I am available to speak on a variety of wellness topics at your next conference, parent meeting, special event, or educational seminar. Please contact me to discuss speaking opportunities or click here to see upcoming events.


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Upcoming Events 

at a Glance

January 19, 2021
February 2, 2021
Feb. 4 - 7, 2021
 in Los Angeles
February 16, 2021
June 3 - 6, 2021
Sept. 16 - 19, 2021
Hartford, CT

What's New!
Click here to view a 30-minute YouTube video about the
biopsychosocial model of pediatric pain management.

Click here to read a new study on CST and chronic neck pain.  

Click here to learn about CST for
infertility and conception.

Click here to see a video about the Upledger Institute's concussion treatment program for professional NFL players.