Choose from Three Options
- $29 for one 60-minute active isolated stretching session (a $90 value)
- $45 for one 60-minute reflexology or craniosacral-therapy session (a $90 value)
- $55 for two 60-minute active isolated stretching sessions (a $180 value)
Active isolated stretching, or AIS, is a guided stretching technique that aims to extend range of motion in injured or excessively stiff muscles by contracting them for no more than two seconds at a time. Reflexology involves pressure placed on individual reflex zones in the feet, which are believed to heal specific areas of the body; customers may receive assisted stretching during their session as well. During craniosacral therapy sessions, the therapist uses light touch to stimulate the body's energy reserves, leading to deep relaxation and self-healing.
When Karen Kramer of Optimal Being hears about a promising new treatment, she goes straight to the source. That was the case when she added active isolated stretching to her repertoire—after learning about the treatment and being pleased with her early experience with it, she decided to take an advanced course on the topic from Aaron Mattes, the founder of the treatment style. The same goes for craniosacral therapy, or CST, as her studies with CST developer John Upledger led her to sharpen both her skills in and understanding of the powerful therapy. Pursuing new ways to help her clients is characteristic of Kramer, who also possesses a Master of Arts degree in experiential healing, holds certifications in reflexology and holistic nursing, and has recently become a personal trainer. Beyond education, her arsenal of therapeutic tools also provide clients with the help they need—during therapeutic touch, craniosacral therapy, and other table-based treatments, she uses a BioMat equipped with amethyst channels, far infrared energy, and negative ions that help optimize her approach. Whatever technique she uses, she empowers her clients to further their healing journey and maximize their well-being with self-help techniques they can use at home.