Celeste Varas de Valdes

You have an intuitive knowing that your life could be happier, healthier physically, mentally and spiritually. And you have been trying to find a way to achieve this balance.

I invest a lot in my personal growth. Whether it is receiving extensive bodywork, taking new courses, assisting in CranioSacral Therapy courses, mentoring CSTherapists or teaching CST Study Groups. 

Investing in personal growth is a very high priority for me.  Every time you make the effort to "show-up", you deserve for me to be 100% available and present physically, emotionally and spiritually.  This is my commitment to you.

As a leading practitioner of CranioSacral Therapy, I take pride in of...

I invest a lot in my personal growth. Whether it is receiving extensive bodywork, taking new courses, assisting in CranioSacral Therapy courses, mentoring CSTherapists or teaching CST Study Groups. 

Investing in personal growth is a very high priority for me.  Every time you make the effort to "show-up", you deserve for me to be 100% available and present physically, emotionally and spiritually.  This is my commitment to you.

As a leading practitioner of CranioSacral Therapy, I take pride in offering the best service. I am dedicated to serving the needs of my clients each and every day.

I started bodywork full-time in 1988 as a massage therapist.  Then in 1991 my path moved full-time as an Upledger CranioSacral Therapist (CST.)  I shifted my direction when I realized the results I was witnessing had the potential to be life changing in the spectrum of balance, clarity and empowerment.

All of my previous employment in Silicon Valley’s International Sales, Marketing, Human Resources and R&D prepared me for a move into helping others find balance in their life.  I learned about customer service; support; compassion; professionalism and organizational skills.  These practical skills, melded with my bodywork knowledge and intuitive skills, blend the best of both worlds.

I completed my first Advanced training in CranioSacral Therapy with The Upledger Institute in 1997.  Since that time, I continually update my CST education, plus adding new skills to my repertoire.  

As a Certified Teaching Assistant for The Upledger Institute since 1994, this has enabled me to work closely with many talented instructors.


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Licenses
Massage

CA # 59319

Education
2011

The Upledger Inst

2011: CranioSacral Applications for Conception, Pregnancy & Birthing

2008

The Upledger Inst

2008: BioAquatics Advanced CranioSacral, Freeport, Bahama

2007

The Upledger Inst

2007: Barral Institute: Visceral Manipulation

2005

The Upledger Inst

2005: Upledger - Immune Response, San Francisco, CA 2001: Upledger - CranioSacral Dissection, Portland, OR

Experience
Bodywork

2012 - Present

Upledger - CranioSacral Applications for Conception, Pregnancy & Birthing Certified Teaching Assistant

2006 - Present:

Upledger - Immune Response Preceptor

2002 - Present:

Upledger - CranioSacral Dissection Preceptor

1999 - Present:

Upledger - The Brain Speaks Certified Teaching Assistant

1998 - Present:

Upledger Advanced CranioSacral Therapy Preceptor

1995 - Present:

Upledger SomatoEmotional Release II Therapy Certified Teaching Assistant

1994 - Present: Upledger CranioSacral II Therapy Certified Teaching Assistant

Upledger CranioSacral II Therapy Certified Teaching Assistant

1993 - Present:

Upledger CranioSacral I Therapy Certified Teaching Assistant

1989:

Certified Massage Therapist , Just for Your health College of Massage, San Jose, CA

1988:

Certified Massage Therapist , Western College of Massage, Cupertino, CA Education:

Education

Education: 2011: CranioSacral Applications for Conception, Pregnancy & Birthing 2008: BioAquatics Advanced CranioSacral, Freeport, Bahama 2007: Barral Institute: Visceral Manipulation 2005: Upledger - Immune Response, San Francisco, CA 2001: Upledger - CranioSacral Dissection, Portland, OR 1999: Upledger - Heart Centered Therapy, San Luis Obispo, CA 1998: Upledger - The Brain Speaks, San Francisco, CA 1997: Upledger Advanced CranioSacral Therapy, Esalen, Big Sur, CA 1997: Upledger - Therapeutic Imagery and Dialogue, San Francisco, CA 1993: Reiki Master Teacher, Richard Christianson, San Francisco, CA 1993: Upledger SomatoEmotional Release Therapy, San Francisco, CA 1992: Upledger CranioSacral Therapy Level II, San Francisco, CA 1991: Upledger CranioSacral Therapy Level I, San Francisco, CA 1991: Registered Jin Shin Do Acupressure Practitioner, Iona Marsaa Teeguarden, M.A. & creator of Jin Shin Do Acupressure, Body Therapy Center, Menlo Park, CA 1990: Reiki - 1st & 2nd Degree, rev. Dr. Arthur L. Robertson, Ph.D. Reiki Master, president and Executive Director ARMA, FL 1989: Sports Massage and Deep Tissue & Trigger Point Therapy, Monterey Institute of Touch, Monterey, CA 1989: Certified Massage Therapist, San Jose, CA (2nd and different massage school) 1988: Reiki - 1st & 2nd Degree, Redwood Center, Redwood City, CA 1988: Certified Massage Therapist, San Jose, CA 1969-1988: Hi-Tech Companies in San Francisco Bay area and Silicon Valley, culminating in positions in Human Resources, R&D, and International Sales & Marketing

REVIEWS for my Bodywork services

by Edana on Mar 11
I enjoyed the whole experience, wish it was longer. I'm definitely returning
by Jennifer on Mar 04
I have been a client for many years. I trust Celeste completely. I am on the high end of the physical sensitivity spectrum. Celeste's skill at meeting my tissues exactly where I am that session are amazing and her ability to listen to and respond to my body are incredible. She was the only practitioner able to bring me out of a deep hole of back pain. I'm in awe of her and forever grateful.
by Krysti on Feb 25
Celeste is very warm and inviting. She exudes a very reciprocal energy. I felt there was a positive flow between us from the start. I am also a huge animal fan, so having a certified support dog was a new, but fun experience that made my session enjoyable on a different level. I am already looking forward to my next session.
by Elizabeth on Feb 07
I absolutely love every experience with Celeste ~ she truly heals and provides an incredibly imperative service.
by Judy on Feb 04
I have had sacral cranial work done before. My first appointment with Celeste was the best sacral cranial work I have had done. The session helped improve posture and reduce the amount of pain I was feeling in my jaw, neck and face. It is a process and I am looking forward to my next session.
by Carol on Nov 02
I feel so fortunate to have been referred to you. And what a blessing that you live right here in Cayucos.
by Vickie on Aug 14
My experiences with Celeste are always top notch. I recommend her to anyone wanting relief from physical discomfort as well as those seeking greater depth in their life.
by Paul on Jul 17
Celeste is what I liked most. There's simply no one like her. She's one-in-a-million. Fondly, Paul
by Haila on Jul 16
Always a renewal in mind and body after a visit with Celeste (and Dusty).
by Julia on Jul 08
Celeste was wonderful and very intuitive to my needs - thank you so much and look forward to seeing you again.

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