Craniosacral Therapy

Craniosacral Therapy is a light touch therapy that is used to relieve tension in the membranes surrounding the central nervous system and the body connective tissue called fascia. By releasing this tension, and soothing the nervous system, the entire body is able to relax and self-correct facilitating the relief of pain and stress and enhancing overall health and well-being. It has been utilized for headaches, neck and back pain, TMJ disorders, chronic fatigue, and central nervous system disorders.  

Clinical and Process Acupressure

Clinical Acupressure is a therapy utilizing gentle finger or hand touch to specific acupoints of the meridian system promoting healing, the release of tension and renewed energy. Clinical Acupressure promotes balance, rejuvenation and wellness by assessing and addressing the vital energies of the body. Process Acupressure integrates processing of information that may arise during the session to bring greater personal awareness and insights. Acupressure has supported clients with symptoms including back pain, headaches, infections, allergies, injuries, respiratory, and digestive health challenges. 

Zero Balancing

Zero Balancing is a mind-body therapy designed to balance the relationship of energy and structure within the bones and tissues of the body. It focuses primarily on our deepest energy flows within the bones and key joints that conduct and balance forces of gravity, posture and movement. Zero Balancing helps restore and balance the body's energy flow, amplify vitality, and contribute to postural alignment. ZB facilitates the relief of stress, musculoskeletal tension, and pain, as well as enhance wellness and promoting feelings of well-being. 

Here is the bio page info:

Susan Popiel, RN, BSN, CST

 I am a Registered Nurse who graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill and have served in NC and SC in settings including the hospital, outpatient clinics, school system and in home health care. I have always considered herself to be holistic minded and worked with each client compassionately and as an individual with unique needs. I also recognize the interrelated influences of each person's mental, physical emotional and spiritual states. 

In 2005, I found myself on the "patient side" of healthcare with an injury, and work related stress and tension. Seeking gentle and noninvasive solutions, I received multiple holistic bodywork therapies. As I learned more about the healing benefits of these modalities, I decided that I wanted to study these therapies and offer the services to others. This led to the transition from traditional nursing to a private practice, Popiel Holistic Therapy. I have received training and certification in Craniosacral Therapy, Clinical and Process Acupressure, and Zero Balancing. I am dedicated to maintaining my skills through continuing education. I have also received training in guided imagery, journaling, and the healing power of prayer and meditation. These tools support me  both personally and professionally.

Popiel Holistic Therapy




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