ALICIA SMITH, BS, LMT, CFT, RMT
Alicia is the owner of Alicia Smith Healing Arts and is a licensed massage therapist in Pennsylvania, a Reiki Master practitioner and a Craniosacral Fascial (CFT) therapist and an Access Bars practitioner. She has a private practice in the Lemoyne/Camp Hill, PA area.
Alicia integrates Therapeutic Massage with other energy and bodywork modalities specializing in Craniosacral Fascial Therapy (CFT), and Intuitive Integrative Energy Healing for Infants, Children, Adolescents and Adults.
Alicia is a Reiki Master and has been a Reiki practitioner since 2002 and a professional massage therapist since 2004, graduating from Pennsylvania Myotherapy Institute in 2005. In 2008, she completed training in The Gillespie Approach: Craniosacral Fascial Therapy (formerly called Brain Therapy). In 2009 she completed Healing Touch Level 1 another energy modality. In 2011 she completed Levels 1 & 2 of Matrix Energetics also an energy modality. In 2012 she became an Access Bars practitioner.
In December of 2009 she finished 5 years of leading a community Reiki ministry.
Reiki and Healing Touch are currently being used in a number of hospitals nationwide. Though most clients are adults, an interest dear to her heart is children and adolescents with special needs including brain injuries. It has long been a dream of hers to work with children who have learning issues,emotional issues, abuse issues and brain injuries.
She would love to be able to do this work within the hospital system in the areas of Ob-Gyn and Neo-Natal, in the school systems including emotional support classrooms and classes for autistic support, in treatment centers for children and adolescents either day centers or residential centers, brain injury centers and Early Intervention. There are many agencies dedicated to Early Intervention but none integrating bodywork such as massage therapy, Reiki, Healing Touch, Craniosacral Fascial Therapy (CFT). The future of healthcare is in the integration and mainstreaming of these and other bodywork modalities.
The future of healthcare for women and babies is Craniosacral Fascial Therapy which would be done with women before conceiving, thereby addressing fascial issues and restrictions before becoming pregnant which will in turn help reduce the trauma to the mother and the baby during the birth process. This work will potentially prevent future issues for the child.
In my own work experience, Craniosacral Fascial Therapy is especially helpful for the effects of physical and emotional trauma (including PTSD) and of child abuse in any form that continues to affect children and adults well into their middle and later years. It helps the recipient to reclaim wholeness in body, mind and spirit. This is why it is especially helpful to receive this work early (together with psychotherapy) so that these issues can be resolved within the body and the effects won't have to be carried throughout life and relationships over a lifetime.
Craniosacral Fascial Therapy is also very important in helping the healing process of those who have had brain injuries, head injuries, head and face traumas as well as dental issues and traumas.
It is also helpful for detoxing and for relieving the effects of chemotherapy or "chemo" brain.
For more information about the modalities that I use, click on Services and each individual modality page.
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