Isabelle Dalton, LMP, PhD - CranioSacral Therapy

Isabelle Dalton LMP, Ph.D



Although I obtained a doctorate in Marine Biology in 1993, medicine has been my passion since I was a teenager. I met CranioSacral Therapy by chance, to improve my children and I health issues. Impressed by the results I decided to learn this amazing therapy. Not only did I heal my health issues but I had finally found what I was looking for: a therapy integrating body, mind, emotions and soul, to achieve a lasting, and better state of health. I have been practicing in our plateau community with CranioSacral Therapy at Rainier Natural Health Clinic for more than eight years.

Contact information

Phone : (253) 221-7374


Fax (RNHC) : (360) 829-1836





What is CranioSacral Therapy?



CranioSacral Therapy (CST) is a gentle, hands-on, whole-body technique releasing restrictions in all the body tissues, correcting dysfunctions, and facilitating needed healing. The term CranioSacral Therapy comes from one of the main technique used: the evaluation of the motion of the skull cranial bones and of the dural tube inside the spine, from the head to the tail bone, in relation to the production and reabsorption of the cerebrospinal fluid. As a result, CST is especially recommended to release restrictions in the meninges, correct dysfunctions of the brain and spinal cord, and enhance central nervous system performance.

CST techniques also allow access to all the fascia layers of the body and can release tension patterns in all the body systems and their organs: respiratory, digestive, reproductive, musculoskeletal, and so on. These releases contribute to help and often resolve chronic pain or dysfunctions, heal past traumas, strengthen the body’s natural healing processes, bolster resistance to disease, and improve overall health.

CranioSacral Therapy techniques include Visceral Manipulation, Lymphatic Drainage, and Somato-Emotional Release. Other techniques may be used in association with CranioSacral Therapy when needed: Acupressure,



Reiki, Shiatsu and Deep Tissue





Who can benefit from CranioSacral Therapy and for what health conditions?

Almost anyone can benefit from a session because it is very effective as a preventive health measure. It has also proven effective on puzzling cases that have not responded well to other approaches.

All ages come to my office. I treat babies, including newborns, who have nursing issues, misshapen heads, Torticollis, and/or colic. Babies who had difficult times in utero or went through some level of traumatic birth, like having to be turned, or being stuck in the birth canal for whatever reason, or having the cord wrapped around the neck, can beneficiate tremendously from just a few CST sessions in their first three months.

CST can help children with neurological disorders (Down syndrome, Retts syndrome, Autism, Asperger’s syndrome), with Cerebral Palsy, scoliosis, depressed immune system, ADD/ADHD, ear infections, headaches (including from wearing braces), cross-bites, dyslexia. It can also help children resolve anxiety or anger issues, often associated with tummy aches, or headaches.

Pregnant women are welcome. Meeting your needs and making you comfortable are my priority.

The elderly population can also benefit from CST, in helping the nervous system to stay in shape, in fighting the damages from Alzheimer, in improving sleep, memory, and promoting relaxation and well-being.

What are other common conditions treated with CranioSacral Therapy?

Headaches, migraines, neuralgia, chronic neck and back pain, sinus conditions, earaches, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, stress and tension related issues, immune system disorders, post traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries, liver disorders, colitis, stiffness in joints, numbness, emotional difficulties, TMJ disorders, anxiety, insomnia, depression, PMS, vertigo and dizziness, car sickness, fertility issues...

How many CranioSacral Therapy sessions will I need?

It depends of your response to CST. While one session may give you the relief that you seek, your particular condition may require more therapy for complete resolution. It is common for your improvement to continue between sessions or weeks after sessions.

Like many of my clients, you might find that CST increase your energy flow, improve and correct your chronic condition, help you get a better understanding of yourself, and help you become a healthier, better integrated and balanced being.


 Free 15 minutes (hands off) verbal consultations are available upon request.

* Accepting medical insurance (Premera Blue Cross/ First Choice/ Aetna/ Group Health/ Altenare/ Lifewise/ Cigna/ Corvel/ Pacificare/United/BlueCross BlueShield/ Out of Network Regence). Medical Treatment clients: 50 minutes (4 units): $220

 Cash clients receive a discount: 50 minutes session:  $130                             75 minutes session: $195

Purchase three sessions and receive $30 off ($360 instead of $390), a saving of $10 per session. Sliding scale is available upon request.

Gift certificates are available. They make a wonderful way to say that you care.

Washington State Labor & Industry provider and Personal Injury claim provider (car accident).

Available for patients:
Case studies, easy to understand explanations about the CranioSacral System, Visceral Manipulation, products to use between sessions, and much more. Click here for more information.

After taking for several years many advanced CranioSacral Therapy, Visceral Manipulation, Lymphatic Drainage, and Somato-Emotional Release trainings I am now happy to contribute to our expanding CranioSacral Therapy community by teaching health care practitioners. I am also available for CranioSacral Therapy presentations.

* Teaching Assistant for the Upledger Institute since 2006 (see below staff).

* Study group leader: monthly CranioSacral Therapy study group for CST trained healthcare practitioners at Rainier Natural Health Clinic in Buckley.

CranioSacral Therapy Presentations - Health Fairs

* Delicious Living Magazine, April 1, 2009: "How can I improve my memory?" (Using CranioSacral Therapy)

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Professional Associations / Memberships

License number: MA19841

International Association of Healthcare Practitioners (IAHP).
Association of Bodywork and Massage Professionals (ABMP).
National Certification Board Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB).
American CranioSacral Therapy Association (ACSTA).

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