Robert’s fee is $215/hour (incl. HST).
With an introduction to Hatha yoga during his teenage years, Robert recognized the value and benefits that were possible by assisting one’s own body, mind or heart into a place of greater harmony, peace and structural balance.
Becoming a yoga teacher awoke the therapist in him and in 1978 he became a Registered Massage Therapist where he met his inspiring life partner Alix McLaughlin.
Their co-specializing in Craniosacral Therapy (CST) began in 1986 and came after witnessing CST dramatically helping Alix’s post-surgical restrictions and complications. Weeks and weeks of progress were gained with only two gentle, painless sessions.
In 1987, along with Alix they co-founded The Cranial Therapy Centre which has become the largest and most established CST treatment and training centre in Canada.The clinic boasts of 9 therapists all performing Craniosacral Therapy and has taught more than 200 students annually.
As a teacher with the Upledger Institute from 1990 to 1998, Robert helped formulate their paediatric program. Having studied other styles of CST ranging from osteopathy to biodynamic, Robert offers a unique comprehensive craniosacral therapy training program open to professionals and parents. Robert is also trained in visceral manipulation and teaches it with additional adapted techniques and other skill enhancements.
Teaching independently since 1998, Robert has developed many helpful innovations to the course of study and the techniques performed. His trainees are uniquely empowered to achieve immediate, skillful therapeutic results.
Robert has also been responsible for developing two highly effective self-care tools, the Becalm Balls and the Becalm BackBalls. Based on therapeutic principles within Osteopathy and Craniosacral Therapy, the Becalm ‘stillpointing’ and Becalm BackBalls enable users to address restrictions, pain, stress and many neurological challenges.
Robert’s skill and knowledge has him available for consultations and education. His hands-on practice has a focus on infants and toddlers.
Alix’s clinic schedule is Thursday and Fridays from 10:00 a.m to 4:00pm. with her last appointment starting at 3:00 p.m.
Alix’s fee is $215/hour (incl.HST).
Alix co-founded the Cranial Therapy Centre in 1987. Her involvement in bodywork began in 1978, when she became a registered massage therapist and practiced for 7 years. Then, while seeking treatment for post-surgical pain and scar tissue, she experienced Craniosacral Therapy for the first time. It brought her a more effective reduction of pain, inflammation and restricted motion in just two sessions than she had gained after weeks of physiotherapy, massage and acupuncture. It was at that time that she decided to devote herself to helping her patients achieve similar remarkable and lasting results.
Alix was fortunate to complete all the Craniosacral training personally with osteopath Dr John Upledger, in Florida. In 1989, she became an instructor for the Upledger Institute and for the next 14 years trained health professionals and practitioners in Canada, the United States and abroad.
She treats clients of all ages at her practice in Toronto. She has a passion for treating babies and believes that early release of the pressures of birth on an infant cranium may avoid many learning disabilities and brain dysfunctions later on in life. She has successfully treated newborns and infants for many conditions including birth trauma, nursing difficulties, excessive crying, colic and asymmetrically shaped heads.
She has also successfully treated children for developmental delays, behavioural disorders, strabismus, learning disabilities, musculoskeletal problems and pain. Adults come to her for low energy, pain, injuries, headaches and some neurological conditions.
Her training also includes visceral manipulation (Dr Jean Pierre Barral D.O. France), Biodynamic Cranial (Franklyn Sills Institute), Milne Cranial (Dr Hugh Milne D.O.), Cranio-Structural Integration
(Dallas Hancock), Cranial and Fascial Release (Dr Guy Voyer D.O.), Zero Balancing (Dr. Fritz Smith D.O.) and Mindfulness Meditation.
Alix has a particular interest in personal growth and self-awareness and aims to help her patients find their inner calm and peace.