support for living well in your body

I'm Lisa Gillispie


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Move Better, Feel Better: 
First Steps


20 years ago I started my craniosacral practice. I now have the pleasure of spending my days:

  • working with people who are experiencing body discomfort related to stressful experiences to help them reconnect to their body and recover from stress more effectively.

  • helping people get relief from tight jaws, back aches, cranky hips and feel more at ease in their body.

  • introducing people to their bodies and help them understand how it works and what it may be trying to tell them so they can develop a better relationship with it. We only get one body, we might as well learn how to take care of it.

  • helping babies free up stuck spots so they can turn their heads both ways or nurse without causing their mama to turn to Lamaze breathing for pain relief.


I’m big on self-compassion and permission to feel what you feel. I’m also big on cultivating awareness and paying attention. Our bodies have a whole lot of wisdom to share with us if we will take the time to listen.


My clients have been known to fall asleep during a session, laugh freely and cry when needed. It’s all good and I’m here to help my clients feel safe and supported while they do the work their body needs done. I feel incredibly lucky to do what I love for a living.


In 2016, I became a Somatic Experiencing® Practitioner and received the SEP certificate upon completion of the 216-hour Somatic Experiencing® Professional training and additional supervision and personal session requirements. My areas of specialty include car accidents, falls, concussions, pelvic issues, as well as birth trauma.

In October 2018, I completed training in the NeuroAffective Relational Model™ (NARM) and became certified as a NARM Therapist. NARM is a model for helping individuals who are experiencing disruptions in their daily life as a result of developmental trauma (neglect, adoption, abuse, childhood medical issues, disrupted attachment, divorce, death). Symptoms resulting from developmental trauma may include chronic pain, chronic tension, difficulty navigating day-to-day stress, insomnia, procrastination, digestive issues, chronic illness, and more.

In 2013, I completed training through Nutritious Movement and became a certified restorative exercise specialist. I have studied with Katy Bowman, biomechanist, in-person and online and have received post-certificate training in gait mechanics, diastasis recti, and biomechanics. While I am no longer certified in this method, I continue to use the knowledge I gained in my work with clients.

In 2012, I completed specialized Tummy Time Method™ training with Michelle Emanuel, OT. This works supports parents in learning the skills needed to create a satisfying and enjoyable tummy time experience for their baby.

As for life away from my table, I’m a long awaited mama to two girlies, an occasional knitter, anatomy nerd & personal growth junkie. I am fascinated with by the subjects of trauma healing and have a growing stack of books I am slowly making my way through. I'm trying to make peace with the fact that I will never know all that I want to know.

My passion is helping people find greater ease, connection, and health in their bodies.  I look forward to supporting you on your journey.

Click these links to learn more about what to expect from a CranioSacral session, Somatic Experiencing® or Restorative Exercise.

If you're ready to move forward on your healing journey, I invite you to schedule an appointment.


Have questions? You can reach me at 614-563-3094 or via email

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