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Susan Atwood with Sampson



Susan offers Craniosacral Therapy and Asian Bodywork for Children and Adults at The Tannery in Newburyport, MA.

Craniosacral therapy (CST) is a gentle hands-on technique that works to release restrictions surrounding the brain and spinal cord, allowing free flow of the cerebrospinal fluid between the head and the base of the spine. These structures and fluids protect, support, and nourish the brain and spinal cord. The release extends throughout the body.


Acupressure is an Asian bodywork technique similar in principle to acupuncture. It is based on the concept of life energy which flows through "meridians" in the body. In treatment, physical pressure is applied to acupuncture points with the aim of clearing blockages in these meridians.  Susan uses Acutonics, Tui Na, gua sha, cupping, moxabustion, heat, sound healing, essential oils and Chi Gong in her work.  


Zen Shiatsu is a unique form of Asian bodywork that provides a profound energy-balancing experience through meridian assessment and touch.  It is based on thousands of years of Eastern philosophy and methods of healing.   

My practice has evolved. I only take Craniosacral clients with the intuitive application of Asian Bodywork as needed to create a personalized session each time. I am particularly focused on being available for children and complex cases, especially by direct referral. New openings in my are schedule are intermittent.



Craniosacral therapy can be used for people of all ages. It may be part of your treatment for conditions like:

  • migraines and headaches

  • vertigo and tinnitus

  • irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), constipation and colic in infants

  • disturbed sleep cycles and insomnia

  • scoliosis and back pain

  • sinus infections and congestion

  • neck pain and torticollis

  • fibromyalgia

  • recurrent ear infections 

  • TMJ

  • trauma recovery, including trauma from whiplash and concussion

  • mood disorders like anxiety or depression and sensory issues

  • difficult pregnancies and birth trauma for Mom and baby


Along with its ability to help treat variety of ailments, patients experience additional benefits of acupressure. It's a deeply relaxing experience and — like other types of massage — can help with:

  • Relieving stress, tension and anxiety

  • Improving sleep

  • Relaxing muscles and joints

  • Soothing the pain and discomfort of a sports or other injury

  • Reducing digestive issues

  • Minimizing headaches

  • Alleviating chronic pain


The therapy stimulates the body's circulatory, lymphatic and hormonal systems. It also helps the function of the immune system and the body's natural ability to heal itself.

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Zen Shiatsu has many benefits to the body and mind. Here is a list of some of those benefits:

  • Restore and maintain the body’s energy, especially helpful to those suffering from fatigue and overall weakness

  • Improves circulation

  • Reduces stress and tension as well as anxiety and depression

  • Relief from headaches

  • Promotes healing from sprains and similar injuries

  • Helps bring relief to arthritis sufferers

  • Reduces problems with stiff neck and shoulders as well as backaches (including sciatica)

  • Coughs, colds, and other sinus and respiratory problems

  • Helps those dealing with insomnia

  • Aids in treatment of such various things as digestive disorders, bowel trouble, morning sickness, and menstrual problems


Healing Benefits


"The healer you have been looking for
is your own courage to know and love yourself completely"

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