Karen Axelrod, MA, CST-D

I have been doing bodywork since 1998. My private practice, KarenAxelrod.com is in Redondo Beach, California. I have studied CranioSacral Therapy with Dr. John Upledger and the Upledger Institute, French osteopath Alain Gehin, and at L.A.'s Institute of Psycho-Structural Balancing (IPSB).

IPSB's 500-hour Massage Therapist Training Program provided me with a foundation in holistic bodywork. I went on to pursue other bodywork and personal growth studies at the Esalen Institute in Big Sur, California. I am also trained in Dr. Bruno Chikly's Advanced Lymph Drainage Therapy and Suzanne Scurlock-Durana's Full Body Presence/Healing from the Core work.

 In addition to my private practice, I am a CranioSacral Therapist with the UCLA Children's Pain and Comfort Care Program. In the past, I have worked as a staff therapist at Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Silverado Assisted Living.

I have been a contributing editor for two books related to CranioSacral Therapy: Healing Through Chronic Pain, by Mary Ruth Velicki, MS, DPT, and An Answer to Your Pain: CranioSacral Therapy for Health and Healing, a collection of CST practitioner case stories.

TIC Contributions:


Manual Therapy and the Cranial Nerves