Emily Ireland, CST is a certified craniosacral therapist who uses light touch in order to correct or release restrictions in the bones and connective tissues of the body. In her sessions, she also incorporates her biomechanical training as a movement specialist, along methods like private meditation and lifestyle counseling, in order to guide the patient into a deeper state of relaxation, and of understanding as to the proper form and function of the body. This helps to release habitual or ingrained patterns the patient may be experiencing.
An alumna of Sarah Lawrence College, the Kane School of Core Integration, and the Upledger Institute, Emily has studied modern dance, functional anatomy, pilates and yoga for more than two decades. Having taught dance and private movement therapy sessions for over ten years, she also incorporates her training in methods such as Alexander Technique, Feldenkrais, and Body-Mind Centering. Emily’s teachers have been physical therapists, acupuncturists, and other highly skilled bodyworkers, and it was through her own experience of injury and recovery that she first came into the healing arts. She has therefore developed a level of skill and technique that comes from a rehabilitative background, and also of an understanding of traditional Chinese medical philosophy. Emily is currently merging her knowledge of Eastern and Western health sciences at New York College of Health Professions, where she is a Master of Science candidate in Western Health Sciences and Traditional Chinese Medicine.
Emily was first introduced to craniosacral therapy in 2004 by master teacher Kelly Kane. She has since continued her training in this and other hands-on healing techniques such as nerve manipulation and lymphatic drainage through the International Alliance of Healthcare Practitioners, and is in private practice at Holistic Dentists in Manhattan.