My name is Amy Rinkevich and I am a nurse that does CranioSacral. My background is in Pediatric nursing and in the year 2000 I added the study of CranioSacral Therapy(CST) and shortly there after created my private practice in Tampa, Florida. Discovering CST completely revolutionized how I view the human body, reinforcing the wellness model approach to healing as it supports the body’s own healing mechanism. (Please see more about CST below).
My passion is to work with the family unit as a whole spanning from newborn to aging adults. Soft tissue tension patterns and behavioral patterns tend to repeat within the family and I have witnessed when one family member releases a pattern the whole family benefits.
I love working with newborns, as we are able to help diminish or prevent these inherited or acquired patterns right from the beginning of life! A special niche that I have is working with newborns and their mothers and fathers as soon as possible following birth. If I can also work with parents before and during pregnancy, even better! ( see benefits below)
As I have devoted myself to developing my private practice, I simultaneously for more than nine years worked at Tampa General Hospital providing CST for in patients in many units including neonatal intensive care, adult intensive care, general medicine, rehab and pediatric medicine. My experience in the hospital has deeply informed my work by expanding my understanding of the craniosacral system with in a broad spectrum of individuals and their conditions.
I would love to further discuss CranioSacral Therapy with you as it may apply to your needs. Feel free to reach out to me by calling, texting or emailing.
CranioSacral Therapy (CST) was pioneered and developed by osteopathic physician John E. Upledger following extensive scientific studies from 1975 to 1983 at Michigan State University, where he served as a clinical researcher and Professor of Biomechanics.
CST is a gentle, hands-on method of evaluating and enhancing the functioning of a physiological body system called the craniosacral system – comprised of the membranes and cerebrospinal fluid that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord.
Using a soft touch generally no greater than 5 grams, or about the weight of a nickel, practitioners release restrictions in the craniosacral system to improve the functioning of the central nervous system.
By complementing the body’s natural healing processes, CST is increasingly used as a preventive health measure for its ability to bolster resistance to disease, and is effective for a wide range of medical problems associated with pain and dysfunction, including:
- Migraine Headaches
- Chronic Neck and Back Pain
- Motor-Coordination Impairments
- Central Nervous System Disorders
- Orthopedic Problems
- Concussions and Traumatic Brain Injuries
- Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia
- Spinal Cord Injuries
- Infantile Disorders
- Learning Disabilities
- Chronic Fatigue
- Emotional Difficulties
- Stress and Tension-Related Problems
- Fibromyalgia and other Connective-Tissue Disorders
- Temporomandibular Joint Syndrome (TMJ)
- Neurovascular or Immune Disorders
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Post-Surgical Dysfunction