“Helena Bacellar is a miracle worker! Her myofascial release sessions have helped me so very much. I always feel like I am standing taller, and sitting more erect, after each session.” -NR, Sedona, AZ
Helena specializes in Craniosacral Therapy and Myofascial Release. She is a Board-certified Licensed Massage Therapist, a Usui Reiki practitioner, and a yoga teacher.
She received her massage therapy training at the Potomac Massage Training Institute in Washington DC where she was exposed to a variety of bodywork and energy healing modalities. Helena’s Craniosacral Therapy training includes several Upledger based workshops and Somato Emotional Release, and she is certified in ”Riding the Wave, Touching Stillness,” a Craniosacral training with a Biodynamic approach, taught by Heidi Wilson. She took most of John Barnes Myofascial Release seminars and several of Lori Zeltwanger’s workshops including the art of therapeutic dialoguing.
Helena is a firm believer in the wisdom of the body and the power of the inner healer in each person. Myofascial Release and Craniosacral Therapy are very holistic approaches to healing, whether the source of the dysfunction is physical, emotional, or spiritual as it manifests in the body. Her role as a massage therapist is to listen to the wisdom that is inherent in the body tissues and facilitate the healing process using her extensive professional training and deep intuitive abilities.
Helena has been living in Sedona since 2010 and loves to go out hiking on the red rocks. She is honored and grateful to be of service to others through this healing profession in beautiful and healing Sedona!
Myofascial Release consists of gentle application of sustained pressure into fascial restrictions in the body. Fascia is a tough connective tissue that covers all cells, nerves, blood vessels, organs, muscles and bones of the body in a three-dimensional web without interruption. Trauma, posture or inflammation can bind fascial tissue, creating excessive pressure on those body components, and leading to pain.
The gentle but sustained pressure into fascial restrictions helps release this binding and relieve pain. Myofascial Release addresses multiple layers in the body and ranges from very light to very deep, depending on the client’s needs. With Myofascial Release techniques no oil or cream is applied.
Cranio Sacral Therapy
Restrictions and imbalances in the membrane system and connective tissue that link the cranium and sacrum may cause pain and dysfunction. Cranial Sacral therapy is a gentle, non-invasive technique that addresses these restrictions.
Gentle mobilization of the cranial and sacral bones facilitates balancing of the cerebrospinal fluid flow and encourages the body to strengthen its ability to heal itself. A balanced flow of the cerebrospinal fluid facilitates structural changes and positively affects the nervous, cardiovascular, endocrine and muscular systems. In a Cranio Sacral session no oil or cream is applied and the client may remain fully clothed.
NOTE: Helena’s session are by appointment only. Please call 928.862.4400 or Email us to schedule a mutually convenient date and time for your session.
Blogs by Helena:
- “Riding the Wave, Touching Stillness;” Craniosacral Therapy with a Biodynamic approach.
- Meet Helena Bacellar & Learn About Her Unique Approach to Healing
Praise of Helena:
”Thank you for always taking the time to help me work through the pain in my body. Many times I come with a specific pain complaint and each time you are able to help me with pain reduction and restoring more normal life function. You always go above and beyond what is anticipated and asked for. Once my session is complete, I notice many other areas of my body feeling relief and my mind is calm. No matter if I am experiencing physical pain or emotional pain your healing hands and attitude help me heal. There are not enough words to express the gratitude and appreciation I feel. Thank you so much for always being there.” -NR, Sedona, AZ
“Helena Bacellar is a miracle worker! Her myofascial release sessions have helped me so very much. I always feel like I am standing taller, and sitting more erect, after each session. I am impressed by how intuitively her hands can always find the most stressed points and sore spots in my body. And I’ve sent many of my friends who have visited me from afar. They have all had positive results, including my former beautician who was having ‘frozen shoulder’ problems based on her occupation. One session with Helena cleared that right up! Thus I can highly recommend her work, as it is a real treat to feel this much better after she has worked on you.” -MS, Sedona, AZ
“I look forward to each of my sessions with Helena and am never disappointed. If I have a particular physical problem, Helena’s healing hands unfailingly find helpful ways to address it. Her hands are magic on those days when I need to reduce tension and stress – it’s always amazing how she finds those special areas that need extra attention. I also love it when Helena applies myofascial techniques on my back – not only is my twisting due to scoliosis considerably reduced, I breathe better! Besides which, she is funny and makes me laugh. What more could you ask for?” -MR, Rockville, MD