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Spiral Path Therapies is the Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy practice & Herbal Remedy line of Hannah Simonetti, RCST®. Her studio & apothecary is located in Athens, Ohio. Read on for more information about Hannah, her work, and how to schedule a session!

 

COVID-19 UPDATE:

I am excited to announce that I’m ready to reopen my practice! I’ll be seeing clients in-person beginning Monday, July 27th, 2020 with lots of new safety and sanitation procedures in place.

You can read about my new protocols here. If you feel comfortable coming for a hands-on Craniosacral Therapy session at Rock Riffle Wellness, please contact me to schedule

If you are high-risk or otherwise do not feel comfortable meeting in person, please consider scheduling a Distance Session. This is a wonderful alternative to in-person bodywork to help your nervous system feel more settled and relieve physical tension. Please contact me for more information! 

My herbal product line remains available online & through my local stockists, plus I will be selling my products most Saturdays at the Athens Farmers Market from 9am-12pm. 

And as always, join my email list or follow me on social media for updates regarding my practice, special virtual classes, & my attendance at the farmers market and other live events.

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What is the Spiral Path?

The name Spiral Path Therapies refers to the concept that “healing is a spiral path,” as opposed to a linear process. As we walk the long road toward our highest health, it often feels as though we are repeatedly doubling back, facing the same patterns & underlying issues again and again. Rather than seeing this process as a linear “one step forward, two steps back,” it is important to remember that we spiral inward on the healing path, ever closer to our center. Each time we address an old behavioral pattern or a health issue that seems to keep arising, we address it at a new, deeper level. When we face that pattern head-on, we reinforce our strength and our health. Every time we overcome the old pattern, we set more deeply into place the new, healthy patterns we choose for ourselves. We take a step closer to the vibrant self that lies at the center of the labyrinth. It is a challenging path that requires the courage to dive into the most hidden, unconscious parts of ourselves. But it is the only true path to wellness that I know. Will you walk the Spiral Path with me?

About Me

Hannah Simonetti, RCST is a Registered Craniosacral Therapist and herbalist in Athens, Ohio. Spiral Path Therapies is the umbrella under which she has gathered her offerings: her Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy (BCST) practice and a line of herbal products.

Hannah is driven by the idea that “healing is a spiral path” as opposed to a linear process. She pours into her BCST practice an intuitive and empathic nature, her personal experience of healing from 12 years of chronic pain, a deep passion for trauma resolution, and an unshakable belief in the body’s power to heal itself. Hannah adores this modality for its safe, gentle approach to healing trauma, and the way it can create fast and long-lasting shifts in chronic pain patterns.

Hannah is also a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner in training. She is a student of a trauma resolution modality called Somatic Experiencing (SE), which has been instrumental in her own recovery from chronic pain and nervous system dysregulation. She is excited to incorporate SE principles into her craniosacral sessions, and is confident this will help facilitate even deeper nervous system healing in her clients.

To her herbal products, Hannah brings nearly a decade of herbal study, including 2.5 years working and learning under local Clinical Herbalist, Caty Crabb. Her knowledge of plants’ uses, years of professional medicine-making experience, and attention to detail all contribute to the high quality and effectiveness of her formulas. Her favorite element of herbal medicine is recipe development, as it’s where she gets to play with the combination of delicious flavors, potent ingredients and luxurious textures. Her line includes handcrafted products ranging from herbal skincare, to first aid salves, to natural makeup.

Hannah runs her practice out of Rock Riffle Wellness in Athens, Ohio, and sells her products on Etsy as well as at several locally-owned stores.

About My Work

COVID-19 UPDATE:

I am excited to announce that I’m ready to reopen my practice! I’ll be seeing clients in-person beginning Monday, July 27th, 2020 with lots of new safety and sanitation procedures in place.

You can read about my new protocols here. If you feel comfortable coming for a hands-on Craniosacral Therapy session at Rock Riffle Wellness, please contact me to schedule

If you are high-risk or otherwise do not feel comfortable meeting in person, please consider scheduling a Distance Session. This is a wonderful alternative to in-person bodywork to help your nervous system feel more settled and relieve physical tension. Please contact me for more information! 

My herbal product line remains available online & through my local stockists, plus I will be selling my products most Saturdays at the Athens Farmers Market from 9am-12pm. 

And as always, join my email list or follow me on social media for updates regarding my practice, special virtual classes, & my attendance at the farmers market and other live events.

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Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy (BCST) is a form of energy work that deeply relaxes the nervous system, allowing the body to release tension, resolve long-held trauma patterns, improve alignment, recover from injuries, let go of anxiety and stress, and relieve pain.

BCST works on several layers of the body: the tissue layer, the fluid layer, and the energetic layer. Together, the attention of the practitioner and the trust of the client create a safe field that allows the natural, ever-present Health of the client’s system to emerge. That Health expresses by resolving physical and emotional tension patterns held in the body, which then frees up energy in the body that was previously used to stabilize the tension forces. Over time, the client feels a noticeable difference in their experience. This may include an increased sense of wellness, more awareness of their body, and more energy to put toward the pursuit of the life they desire.

Many of my clients see me for pain: chronic pain patterns, acute discomfort, and old or recent injuries. I have been able to help folks with shoulder, back, hip, knee, ankle, and wrist pain; headaches and neck pain; jaw pain and tension. Often, clients receive immediate relief after a single session. For longer-standing challenges, regular sessions may be required to make lasting changes in the client’s system.

I also enjoy working with folks who are experiencing emotional symptoms, especially anxiety and stress patterns due to trauma. Clients report that my work helps them to feel less stressed, more able to relax, and more embodied. So many of us live most of our lives in Fight or Flight mode, with our sympathetic nervous system activated to prepare us for threats that never seem to dissipate. Over time, regular BCST sessions can help re-wire the brain to feel safe relaxing. This will eventually create a deep sense of safety that can drastically improve the quality of someone’s life.

 

What to Expect:

The Craniosacral Therapy session takes place on a massage table. You remain clothed for the entire appointment. You should wear clothing that you’re comfortable lying down in.

The session is like a facilitated relaxation session. I place my hands lightly on various stations on your body in order to “listen” to what is happening in the tissues, fluids, and energy of your system. You may feel as though your body is very heavy, notice energy moving in your body, have twitches, or experience other physical sensations. You may feel as though you are in a dream-state, or even fall asleep. Most people find this to be extremely relaxing, and feel deeply nourished after getting off the table. 

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Testimonials

“Hannah is amazing! I don’t really understand what magic she is working, but I can feel it continuing to help me for days after each treatment. My first treatment made a profound difference in my concussion symptoms. And our weekly sessions are making life much more manageable.” -S.F.

“Hannah Simonetti has been practicing BCST on me throughout the course of her training.  Either her training has been excellent, or she has a special gift for BCST, or both!  I’ve suffered from chronic low back pain and back spasms for years. I can feel the tension release from my back muscles during the session and this effect lasts for days.  ‘Facilitated relaxation’ is probably the best way to describe it.  I wish that I could make it in more frequently for sessions.” -O.P.S.

“I recently got a craniosacral therapy session from Spiral Path Therapies and it was truly eye-opening. I became so aware of tensions I’d been holding and could actually feel my body start to sort itself out. Internal physical communication and restoration in a very real way. Highly recommend. Thank you Hannah!!!” -G.G.

“I’ve received craniosacral therapy from Hannah for almost two years. I cannot say enough amazing things about Hannah (as a person, a healer, and as a craniosacral therapist). I’ve had such powerful and transformative experiences on her table, and have felt completely safe and supported the entire time. I’ve been able to access important information about myself, deepen and re-establish my relationship with myself in important ways, and work through past trauma and unhelpful patterns pertaining to the trauma. I really appreciate Hannah’s attention to detail, her wealth of knowledge, and her gentle care and compassion. I continue to walk away from her sessions feeling grounded, connected and inspired.
Last fall I saw Hannah weekly while partaking in my first semester of a rigorous graduate program. I was unhappy in my program and constantly stressed. My craniosacral sessions with Hannah greatly supported me in re-connecting with myself during a time when I felt otherwise very disconnected. It is within these sessions I connected enough with my body to realize I was not pursuing a path that was true for me, and that I needed to redirect myself towards work that brings me into my body and into connection with other people. I’m now well on a new path and I couldn’t be more thrilled 🙂 It was in my weekly craniosacral sessions with Hannah that I was able to identify my truth and re-direct myself. I’m so grateful to have been able to work with Hannah during this difficult time, and I’m excited to continue to work with her!” -J.M.