Claudia Halsell


Certified Healing Touch practitioner and certified CranioSacral Therapist, LPN, BS, MAEd. Member of the American Holistic Nurses Association. Member of Healing Touch International. Claudia has been in practice since 2002. She also provided services at Canyon Ranch Wellness Resort for 14 years and the University of Arizona Veterans Department for 4 1/2 years in the past. 


Specializes in: Healing Touch, CranioSacral, and Reiki. She has also had Acupressure training and can incorporate all the modalities within the same session if desired. 


Education: Certification in Healing Touch in 2003. 120 core hours; 169 continuing education hours; 136 hours coordinating and assisting with classes. Certification in Upledger-based CranioSacral Therapy in 2006 (119 core hours plus 59 continuing education hours). Reiki Master 2012. Acupressure studies 2015. Claudia also has a BS in Therapeutic Recreation, a current license in Practical Nursing, and a MA in Education focusing on adult and continuing education with an emphasis on health and wellness education.


Motivation to Become a Bodyworker: I have had an interest in healthcare, and a fascination with electromagnetism related to the human body, since I was 17 years old. Throughout my healthcare career, I focused on wellness and prevention, and kept an open mind about human potentials for impacting and optimizing health. As our culture became more accepting of complementary and alternative modalities (CAM), I studied Healing Touch. I especially liked the fact that the training for Healing Touch is in a continuing education program format, based on the nursing process and endorsed by the American Holistic Nurses Association (AHNA). CranioSacral Therapy , Reiki, and acupressure provided a nice expansion of my energy work.


Personal Bodywork/Energy Therapy Statement: It is a privilege to be part of a person's process of change for a more peaceful and joyful life, whether their goal is relief from pain/anxiety/grief, healing relationships with self and other, or otherwise optimizing their wellness. I assess for energetic disturbances and fascial restrictions and then select appropriate techniques to release, clear, energize and balance them. Self-healing is facilitated not only on the physical level but mental, emotional and spiritual levels as well. As a part of Healing Touch and CranioSacral Therapies, I also enjoy teaching skills to clients for maintaining balance in their energy bodies and in their lives.