Jo Bershenyi BCST, LMT, CMLDT
Jo is an Advanced Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapist, Licensed Massage Therapist, Polarity Therapist, and Certified Manual Lymph Drainage Therapist. She has been practicing since 1991 primarily in the Roaring Fork Valley.
Jo's passion has been the practice and study of Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy ( BCST ) since 1991. She is a past associate faculty member of the Colorado School of Energy Studies in Boulder. Her experience with the healing potential of BCST continues to expand. She holds awareness and appreciation of the intelligence of the health of each person she works with. In doing so, this intelligence, present in us all, can emerge to express relaxation, pain relief, and a sense of well-being.
Jo brings her passion for her work to the team of 180 Wellness. Her approach to working with patients and staff to facilitate the journey to health and healing in a nurturing environment
Manual lymph drainage (MLD)
Manual lymph drainage (MLD) is a specialized massage technique that aims to stimulate the lymphatic system to eliminate excess fluid and waste products from the body. It involves gentle, rhythmic movements that direct the flow of lymph towards the lymph nodes, where toxins can be filtered out and eliminated.
MLD is commonly used as a treatment for conditions such as lymphedema, a condition characterized by swelling in the arms or legs due to a compromised lymphatic system. It can also be beneficial for reducing edema, improving circulation, and promoting the healing process after surgery or injury and in detoxification protocols.
During a manual lymph drainage session, a trained therapist will use their hands to apply light pressure and gentle strokes to the skin, specifically targeting lymphatic pathways and nodes. The technique is usually performed in a specific order and sequence, following the natural flow of lymph fluid throughout the body.It's important to note that manual lymph drainage should be performed by a qualified therapist who has undergone proper training. If you're considering this therapy, I would recommend consulting with a healthcare professional who can provide guidance on whether it's suitable for your specific condition.
Craniosacral Therapy is a gentle, non-invasive therapeutic approach that focuses on balancing the rhythm and flow of cerebrospinal fluid around the brain and spinal cord. Practitioners of Craniosacral Therapy use light touch techniques to assess and address any restrictions or imbalances in the craniosacral system.
This therapy is believed to help relieve pain, reduce stress, improve physical and emotional well-being, and promote the body's natural healing process. If you have any specific questions about Craniosacral Therapy, feel free to call and speak to Jo.