Sharon Gonzales

Offering therapies to support the healing of Body, Mind, and Spirit

The hustle and bustle of everyday life can weigh heavy on your body, leaving one feeling tense, anxious, and drained. I believe that taking the time for yourself to receive gentle, therapeutic touch is vital! Reducing the body of pain and discomfort, easing the effects of anxiety and stress, are my goals for your session. 


Some benefits of therapeutic body work are:

  • Stimulates the release of endorphins, the body’s natural pain killers.
  • Strengthens your body’s immune system, helping you be better...

The hustle and bustle of everyday life can weigh heavy on your body, leaving one feeling tense, anxious, and drained. I believe that taking the time for yourself to receive gentle, therapeutic touch is vital! Reducing the body of pain and discomfort, easing the effects of anxiety and stress, are my goals for your session. 


Some benefits of therapeutic body work are:

  • Stimulates the release of endorphins, the body’s natural pain killers.
  • Strengthens your body’s immune system, helping you be better equipped to ward off dis-ease.
  • Re-boots your nervous system. When you take the time to rest, relax, and rejuvenate, your nervous system receives a much needed break. One can then emerge better equipped to handle life’s challenges. 
  • Enhance brain function, and calm a busy mind. From this state, you may be able to feel a sense of balance and respond to life situations from a place of clarity.
If you can use some support in taking good care of yourself, then help is just a phone call/click away. 

Therapies: As a certified craniosacral therapist and licensed bodyworker, the variety of gentle touch therapies I provide can help your body release long-held patterns of tension, pain, and dysfunction. This is done through therapeutic, heart-centered touch, ultimately connecting you with your body’s own innate healing abilities. I listen, respond, and offer the support your body needs to let go of painful tension patterns. These tense areas drain our vital energy - energy that can be released and re-directed to nurture and support your body’s inherent ability to self-regulate and heal.

Here are a few other healing modalities that can assist you in your healing process:
  • Tension/Trauma Release (TRE) Facilitator: I can teach you a simple, self-help technique to help release tension, and possibly trauma, from your central nervous system.
  • Licensed Massage Therapist: I can offer you a "spot treatment” massage, to help release tight area(s) in your body. 
How therapies work: They enable and support your body’s innate wisdom and healing processes. I blend a skilled therapeutic touch with a heart-centered healing presence. Following the guidance of your body’s inner wisdom, I carefully listen, respond, and offer the support your body needs to unwind, and possibly release, painful restriction patterns.

As tight muscles soften, and nerves relax, bones re-align, your immune system can be strengthened. Circulation of your vital energy (Chi), along with essential fluids can be enhanced: blood, lymph, and cerebrospinal fluid (supports healthy brain function).

With Craniosacral Therapy in particular, there is a focus on releasing the structures and tissues that support the brain and spinal cord (head, spinal column, tail bone, and tissues). These releases help your central nervous system (CNS), and the other systems it has influence over, function more optimally. CST has been known to address many ailments, for example: headaches, PTSD, TMJD, fibromyalgia, and emotional release.   It can be great for just some good old-fashioned rest and relaxation.

What you can expect from a session: Our session takes place in a quiet, private setting. I listen to what is most important to you, addressing any questions you may have, prior to treatment. Next, you relax on a comfortable treatment table (fully clothed). I perform a brief, whole body evaluation, feeling for areas of tension and imbalance. Next, I apply gentle techniques to facilitate the release of tension pattern(s), and I support your body to make the needed self-corrections.

Each person's experience is unique to them. Clients have reported feeling, "more relaxed," "a sense of calm and ease," and "feelings of warmth and pulsation, as tension is released." Some clients say they feel a "positive influence on their mental and emotional state," and sometimes even more.

About me: I trained in these therapies after experiencing the personal benefits that helped transform my life. Living in constant fear, tension, and deep emotional pain was not working for me. I did not know how I could go on! The tension-releasing benefits of these therapies, helped my body relax and the incessant, negative mental chatter to lessen. I then gained clarity on how to handle the challenges of life with more grace and ease. Now, life can be more joyful; I can even experience states of inner peace.

It is my pleasure to be of service, and to support you on your healing journey.

New Clients - Special offer: Normally, a 60-minute session is $95. Currently, I am offering new clients $25 off of their first session. I also offer you a complementary 10-minute consultation. We can discuss your needs to ensure that my services are the best fit for you! Please call: 714-794-2640

Tips for getting the most out of your session:
  • Dress comfortably, preferably no belts or necklaces. 
  • Allocate 1 hour for your session.
  • I suggest that you allow yourself enough arrival time. You can use this time to begin your transition from the outside world into your personal “healing space." Take a few cleansing breaths, and begin to notice how you feel in this moment. 
  • So that I can be better prepared for you, I’ll send you a brief intake form. Please fill out and return to: sharehealingarts@gmail.com. Feel free to share any additional information that will be of benefit to your treatment.
Late Arrivals:
Out of respect and consideration for your wellness, for me, and for other clients, please plan accordingly and arrive on time. If running a few minutes late, please text me at: (714) 794-2640. If you arrive late, your session may be shortened in order to accommodate to accommodate the next client.

24-hour cancellation policy. 24-hour notification is required when cancelling or re-scheduling an appointment. This allows someone else the opportunity to schedule a session. If you are not able to provide 24-hour notice, you will be charged the full amount. I certainly understand that emergencies arise. If so, just let me know as soon as possible. Perhaps, we can work together to find a solution that works for both of us.

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Where I Work
Licenses
Massage

CA # 76831

Craniosacral Therapist

# 409582

Education
2014

Heartwood Institute

Polarity Therapy

2015

Tension/Trauma Release, Dr. David Berceli

Tension/Trauma Release Facilitator

2016

Upledger Institute International

Craniosacral Therapy

2016

Healing Hands School of Holistic Health

Anatomy and Massage Therapy

2016

Life Energy Institute, IPSB

Life Energy Institute, IPSB

2016

Dr. Anne Reith, Reiki Master

Usui Reiki Attunement

2016

Huntington Beach Reiki, Kerri Draper

Usui Reiki Master

2017

Upledger Institute International

Somatoemotional Release Training

2017

Upledger Institute International

Somatoemotional Release Training, 2

2017

Upledger Institute International

Craniosacral, Human Dissection Course

2018

Cal Copa Massage School

Massage Therapy

2018

Upledger Institute International

Craniosacral Therapy

2018

Upledger Institute International

Teaching Assistant, Craniosacral Therapy 1

2019

Upledger Institute International

Teaching Assistant, Craniosacral Therapy 2

Experience
Bodywork

Craniosacral Therapy Team - Phoenix Burn Survivor Conference

As a team, we provided Craniosacral Therapy to burn survivors, their families, and caregivers. This was a great experience in providing sensitive support and touch to those in need.

Reiki Energy Healing Team - Social Workers Conference

Being part of the Reiki Energy team was a great experience. We had the opportunity to provide Reiki Healing energy to social workers who were stressed and in need of gentle, heart-centered touch.

Upledger International - Teaching Assistant

Acted as a Teaching Assistant for a group of 40 students that were learning: Assessment of Central Nervous System and Fascia for Full Body Treatment Protocol

Upledger International - Teaching Assistant

Acted as a Teaching Assistant for a group of 42 students that were learning: Moving Beyond the Dura for Assessing Acute and Chronic Conditions

Senior Reiki and Craniosacral Therapy

Provided Reiki and Craniosacral Therapy to seniors who were homebound or not able to afford services.

Oceanside Acupuncture - Karen Axelrod, Lead Therapist

Acted as a substitute Craniosacral Therapist when the main therapist, Karen Axelrod, was away from the office.

Learning Light Foundation

Provided Craniosacral Therapy and Reiki sessions, along with a team of other facilitators.

REVIEWS for my Bodywork, Acupuncture, or Meditation services

by Corina on Jun 17
Great experience.
by Anonymous on Jun 15
I had a deeply healing experience and am so grateful for Sharon's work.
by Anonymous on Jun 07
Had a stressful week, and felt calmer and more relaxed after our cranial-sacral/reiki session.
by Caitl on May 01
Amazing. Sharon was great at setting the expectations, and exceeding them! After our session, I felt hyper-aware of what my problem areas are and what's been causing my chronic pain. All-in-all a very relaxing experience that I would recommend to anyone in need of a little healing, peace and positivity during these crazy times.
by Karuna on Apr 29
Very good experience, this is my first time for this kind of therapy, I fell very good and I sleep better that night. I really appreciate your service.
by Dolores on Mar 25
Sharon was extremely patient and thorough on her work .
by Laura Harmony on Mar 10
Sharon has a wonderful therapeutic touch and presence. She has clearly spent many hours developing her skills which translate to me experiencing myself with more space inside and less tension. You would be wise to invest your time on her table if you are looking to experience life with less tension and more aliveness.
by TRICIA on Feb 20
Sharon has a beautiful caring heart and this comes through in her touch. I relaxed very deeply and drifted into a peaceful state several times within the Craniosacral therapy session. Give yourself the benefits of scheduling with Sharon and helping your body find balance again. Her style and experience level is just what you're looking for. ; ) I will schedule again and I value my time with Sharon... ; )
by Danielle on Feb 16
Wonderful first time experience with Craniosacral therapy, I look forward to going back
by Anonymous on Jan 25
Relaxing

SPECIALTIES: Bodywork and Massage techniques I perform

Bodywork & Massage

  • Laying on of Hands
  • Polarity Therapy
  • Craniosacral Mouthwork Therapy
  • Energy Play
  • Reiki
  • Craniosacral Therapy
  • Tension/Trauma Release
  • Movement Therapy

Acupuncture

  • ENERGY CLEARING AND OPENING

Meditation

  • Holding LOVING HS Sacred Space

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