Jim Sullivan has been passionate about the human potential movement and holistic healing for over 20 years. He became a massage therapist in 1993. His focus soon became classical Osteopathic based treatments. An inquisitive student and avid learner, he devoured every course in this field of study and it became a major part of his practice. By 2000, he attended the Advanced CranioSacral Therapy (CST) course and became a presenter for the Upledger Institute. He also studied several other Osteopathic systems to add range and depth to his therapy repertoire, including Total Body Balancing (TBB), Zero Balancing (ZB), Lymphatic Drainage, Visceral Manipulation, and Strain Counter Strain. To balance the structural aspect of Jim’s work he earned a Master’s degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in 1997 as well as a certification in Qi Gong therapies (Similar to Tai Chi, a 3 year program).
Total Body Balance (TBB) is the cornerstone of Jim’s Orthopedic based bodywork. Developed by John Wernham D.O. and modernized by Kerry D’Ambrogio D.O., it is the perfect system to evaluate and begin treatment. After starting treatment, Jim can then flow between other systems like CranioSacral Therapy or Zero Balancing, depending on the client’s needs. Total Body Balance is a rhythmic mobilization to release tension in the fascia, muscle, joints and even nerves, arteries, and lymphatics. The treatment leaves the client with reduction in pain and a unique sense of freedom in the body and joints. The client also experiences a new sense of balance and harmony in the body that optimizes wellness and healing. CST is a gentle but powerful hands-on therapy, with roots in osteopathy, affecting the brain, spinal cord and nerves. This deep effect can remove the root cause of a wide range of health issues and pain. Such issues as back pain, neck pain, headaches, emotional trauma, stress, and depression are examples of the health concerns CST can treat.