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 tissues.

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.

     
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