In September 2022, Anchored Hope welcomed several Cranio-Sacral Therapists into the suite at Jennifer Road. Catherine Whelan (formerly at Alchemy Healing Arts) specializes in Craniosacral Therapy for all ages. Elizabeth Sanders and Shelbi Miles (formerly at Alchemy Healing Arts) have come together to create Annapolis Integrative Therapists. Elizabeth and Shelbi specialize in Craniosacral Therapy and Therapeutic Massage for all ages.
CranioSacral Therapy is a gentle, hands-on method of evaluating and enhancing the function of the physiological body system called the craniosacral system. This system is comprised of the brain, spinal cord, the cerebrospinal fluid, and the corresponding structures.
Catherine Whelan LMT, CST-D
Catherine is a Craniosacral 1 instructor and advanced level Craniosacral Therapist with her Diplomate certification. 18 years of experience accompany Catherine, she started with a Kinesiology degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, followed with some of the best massage therapy training from Boulder College of Massage, and she has continued her education at the highest levels in Craniosacral Therapy as well as Visceral Manipulation. Catherine’s drive for education has made her stay active in the classroom as a frequent teaching assistant and study group leader. Health is a lifelong journey with an ebb and flow; through interoception and mindfulness we connect with our own self-healing ability. Catherine has a passion for Craniosacral Therapy; both in the treatment room and in teaching in the classroom.
Shelbi brings over 20 years of training and experience in private practice to Annapolis Integrative Therapists (located within the offices of Anchored Hope Therapy).
Shelbi is an experienced and skilled practitioner who specializes in CranioSacral Therapy; working with clients who are experiencing chronic conditions, brain trauma, complex PTSD, Depression, Anxiety, cancer, fibromyalgia, surgery recovery and emotional and physical trauma. She has trained to work with clients during all the stages of pregnancy as well as with babies and children.
She is a Medical Intuitive and has practiced Distance and Energy Healing work for nearly a decade; using her skill and experience in this modality even more frequently since March 2020. She is an Energy Codes Certified Facilitator with Dr. Sue Morter and has studied and practiced Energy Healing techniques with Donna Eden and Prune Harris to bring relief from long term chronic conditions, including Covid-19.
Elizabeth is a Licensed Massage Therapist with 10 years of bodywork experience. She holds certifications in Clinical Massage Therapy, Prenatal/Postpartum Massage Therapy, as well as Manual Lymph Drainage, and also has extensive experience in Myofascial Release and Craniosacral Therapy. She has a passion for listening and learning about each client’s unique life experiences, and then using this knowledge to assist them in developing a deeper relationship with their bodies. In addition to providing preventative wellness care, she works with challenges such as chronic pain, pre and post-surgical care, oncology treatment support, and scar tissue/adhesion release.