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ABOUT ME

Brooke Holland CST-T, CMT

My love for hands on healing work was born in a birth clinic in Indonesia.  After graduating college I traveled around the world for a year - a cliched yet potent time in my life- and spent a few months volunteering at Bumi Sehat, a world renowned birth clinic in Bali, where I became witness to the transformational nature of birth and the healing power of touch.  

When I returned home in 2014 I obtained my certification as a licensed massage therapist and enrolled in a pre-med program at a local community college, setting my sights on becoming an OBGYN. For the next 5 years I built my private massage practice, took night classes and apprenticed with a Doctor of Osteopathy in LA. 

CranioSacral Therapy has its roots in the field of osteopathy. My apprenticeship helped me understand how subtle manual therapy can illicit profound healing - not on just a structural level but within the nervous system and emotional body.  

I took my first CranioSacral Therapy with the Upledger Institute in 2016 and it immediately spoke to me. At first I struggled to understand how such a light touch modality could invite such profound physiological change, however after receiving my first session and experiencing the benefits myself, my curiosity was hooked. 

When COVID took the stage I had a chance to rethink my academic direction. I took a huge leap of faith and withdrew my application to all the osteopathic medical schools I had applied to.  It became clear to me that   while changing course so radically was a huge decision to make, it was in complete alignment with my heart.  Nothing was lost as the years I spent studying pre-med became the strong academic foundation for which my intuition and technical skill is supported.  

I now have a busy private practice in Santa Barbara where I specialize in pediatrics, pregnancy and postpartum, chronic pain and nervous system disorders. I love this work and enjoy collaborating broadly with physicians, chiropractors, lactation consultants, midwives, and other health practitioners to support the overall wellbeing of my clients. 

CranioSacral Therapy is one stepping stone on the path to healing and Im grateful to hold that space for my clients. 

While not working I enjoy playing music, teaching, discovering new hiking trails and swimming in the ocean.

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TRAININGS

Upledger Institute Certified  

CranioSacral Therapy 1 

CranioSacral Therapy 2 

SomatoEmotional Release 1 & 2 

Conception, Pregrancy and Birth 1 

Pediatrics 1 

Advanced 1 

Certified Teaching Assistant 

Kindred Academy: Treating Babies Osteopathy & CST

Mentorship with Carol McClellan CST-D (2024- present) 

Mentorship with Kim Painter, PT, CST-D (2020-2024)

Mentorship with Dr. Sadeghi DO (2017-2020)

Mentorship with John Harris - Neuromuscular Trigger Point Therapy (2015-2016)

 Santa Barbara Body Therapy Institute - CMT 500 hours 

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