Christopher Slate has been practicing healing body therapy
for over 20 years. He is a Diplomate Certified Craniosacral
Therapist through the Upledger
Institute in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, and a Certified
Teaching Assistant for the Upledger curriculum. He works as
a Craniosacral Therapist for the Pediatric
Pain Program at the UCLA, and maintains a private practice
in West Los Angeles.
From 1989 to 1999, Christopher was a bodywork
practitioner at the Massage Therapy Center in Los Angeles.
He combined deep muscle techniques such as Neuromuscular Therapy,
Structural Integration, Clinical Sports Massage and Myofascial
Release in his practice, performing over 6000 treatment sessions.
In 1996, he began study of Craniosacral Therapy
as well as visceral, lymphatic and energy therapies. His work
evolved beyond treating musculoskeletal conditions, into treatment
of more diverse and systemic health problems. He spent much
of the next decade studying at Esalen Institute in Big Sur,
California, as well as training students there in Craniosacral
Therapy. While at Esalen, he also explored a diverse range
of movement and meditation modalities.
In 2003, Christopher began working in the Upledger Institute's
Dolphin-Assisted Therapy program in Freeport, Bahamas. This
program specializes in treating children with autism and other
neurological disorders. His work involves doing Craniosacral
Therapy in the water with dolphins. The dolphins enhance the
healing process by sending sonar and healing energy into the
For the past year, Christopher has also worked independently
doing research and therapy with two dolphins in a remote location
near South America. He applies Craniosacral Therapy to people
(with the dolphins assisting), and to the dolphins themselves.
In addition Christopher uses the Didgeridoo, an Aboriginal
healing instrument, as sound vibration therapy for the dolphins.
He also studies communication with the dolphins by listening
to and recording their sounds as they interact and respond
to the sound of the Didgeridoo.
As Christopher continues these explorations, his study of
healing modalities, and his thirty-year practice of yoga,
meditation and internal healing arts, he integrates them into
his bodywork. He is dedicated to exploring the realm of possibility
and healing potential, for the benefit of others.