DISCLAIMER and Ongoing Information:

Craniosacral Therapy is now becoming recognized by physicians and researching academics as an alternative/complementary therapy beneficial for many conditions, especially those involving the nervous systems.

 - Neurologist Robert Scaer, MD acknowledges craniosacral therapy as valuable in treating injuries (especially whiplash) and in trauma resolution.(The Body Bears the Burden, The Trauma Spectrum)

  - Dr. Stephen Porges, with his pioneering Polyvagal theory, impacting the Social Engagement Nervous system has worked with craniosacral therapist Stanley Rosenburg and has had major success with autistic children and PTSD. His 2011 book, The Polyvagal Theory addresses this work and the concept of Self-Regulation and has had a huge impact on the field.  See the Articles page on this website


- Locally, here in San Diego, Dr. Diana Hoppe, MD asked for and included my research on the benefits of craniosacral therapy for her chapter on stress factors in her 2010 book Healthy Sex Drive, Healthy You, on the subject of loss and regaining of libido.

  - Dr. Andrew Weil, MD, refers also to craniosacral therapy as a viable solution to health concerns, including stress. 

 - The National Pain Foundation refers to craniosacral therapy as a viable complementary modality for treating Neuropathy.

- The UPLEDGER Foundation and Ricky Williams Foundation have completed effective studies for Post Concussion of athletes

 - Mark Bertolini, CEO of Aetna, has recently implemented a mindfulness program to reduce stress among employees and has given direct credit to craniosacral therapy, acupuncture and yoga for his own recovery from a serious accident, when other treatment failed. He presents studies to show the impact on health and productivity with employees and builds his case to have alternative/complementary health be a standard for the health insurance industry.

-There have been recent news articles interviewing football stars who have resolved old and new football injuries with the help of craniosacral therapy.

-There are many studies on the Upledger Institute website and other resources verifying the extraordinary benefits and results of craniosacral therapy.

-Additional information will be offered here as it comes up in the news and in current articles in these fields.

As for me, Victoria Behrends :

I am certificated as an Registered Biodynamic Cranioscral Therapist, with additional training in Upledger Craniosacral Therapy, Trauma Resolution and Sensory Integration, Sound therapies, and I am trained as a Holistic Health Practitioner, Herbalist, and in Trauma resolution.
I am a Traditional Japanese Reiki teacher, teaching workshops with certification up to and including Reiki 3.

My services include:

  • Craniosacral Therapy - Biodynamic and Upledger and those listed above

  • Transformative health tools that may include: nutritional information, research, hair analysis, teaching and techniques of: visualization, breath work, stress/trauma resolution, energy exercises, relaxation, self-regulation, and trademarked SPD sensory processing STRATEGIES developed and researched by me with my registered trademark, SensoryBugs

Certification and Background:

I hold certification as a Craniosacral Therapist, Holistic Health Practitioner, Herbalist, BSP and CRM Consultant, (based on EMDR), Traditional Japanese Reiki Teacher, and a CA teaching credential with a Masters degree in Liberal Arts.


NOTE:  Craniosacral Therapy is a modality of the healing arts that is considered by the State of California and most other states as Complementary or Alternative, or CAM., as are all services and treatment offered here on this website.                                                                                                   
I do not diagnose or prescribe medication. I am not a physician, RN, acupuncturist, osteopath, psychologist, chiropractor, or faith healer.
If you have or suspect you may have a medical or psychological problem, you should always consult your medical doctor or psychologist and communicate that you are seeking or receiving complementary alternative health services.