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Lesha's Biography

Hi! My name is Lesha Krantz Nelson and I am a registered and licensed Occupational Therapist with a special focus and education in Craniosacral Therapy. I have been practicing Craniosacral Therapy since 2011 and certified as a therapist from the Upledger Institute in 2014. 

I started my Craniosacral journey in 2010 when I had a session myself. Not only did it help me recover from an ankle injury, I had improved relaxation, decreased stress, and emotional well-being. I decided I needed to learn this amazing technique for my clients. I started taking classes around the country and opened my personal practice in 2012.  

I have taken numerous classes specializing in pregnancy and birthing, newborns and pediatrics, immune system disorders, and brain/ head trauma and concussion. See the list below for detailed information of continuing education classes. My graduate level education in Occupational Therapy provided me with extensive training in anatomy, kinesiology, movement analysis, and rehabilitation. In addition I continue to study wholistic nutrition and Ayurveda. In 2015 I became a registered yoga teacher and teach anatomy for a local yoga teacher training program.  

I was born and raised in Salt Lake City and reside in the Millcreek Area. I love to spend my free time mountain biking, skiing, practicing yoga and Kalari, and hanging out with my husband and my dog. I have a passion for learning and I am constantly taking classes in a wide variety of subjects that I can incorporate into my practice to help my clients. Thanks for visiting my site! Please contact me if you have any further questions or would like to make an appointment. 

 

Continuing education

I am very interested in many types of education. I am an Occupational Therapist and Certified Craniosacral Therapist. I am persistent to take continuing education classes in each area to stay up to date on the newest methods. I also study yoga, martial arts, meditation, energy work, Myan abdominal massage, and Ayurveda. I like to find similarities in each area and discover how they are all inter-related and provide that information to my clients. In addition I am a teaching assistant for the Upledger Institute.

 

Upleger Institute Craniosacral Therapy Classes

Craniosacral Therapy 1 and 2, Somatoemotional Release 1 and 2, Advance Craniosacral Therapy 1  

Craniosacral Therapy for Pediatrics 1 and 2 

Craniosacral Therapy in Conception, Pregnancy, Birthing and Newborns 1 and 2

Clinical Applications of Craniosacral Therapy in Conception, Pregnancy, and Birthing

Clinical Applications of Craniosacral Therapy and Somatoemotional Release 

Craniosacral Therapy Touching the Brain 1: Self-Correction thought the Glial Interface

Craniosacral Therapy and the Immune Response 

Craniosacral Therapy and the Brain Speaks 1 and 2

 

Occupational Therapy Education Classes

Neurodeveopmental Treatment Basics for Pediatrics (NDT)

Therapeutic Pilates for Improving Adult Balance and Strength

Evaluation and Treatment of Visual Perceptual Dysfunction in Adult Brain Injury

Orthopedic Management of the Neurologically Involved Shoulder

Occupational Therapy Ethics 

The Power of Mindfulness: Mindfulness Inside and Outside the Therapy Hour

Poster presentation for American Occupational Therapy Conference in 2010. 

 

Other Classes

Myan Abdominal Massage Self Care Training Level 1 

Women's and Children's Health using Ayurveda with Ayurvedic Institute

Healing Techniques in Ayurveda with Ayurvedic Institute

Ayurveda On-line courses

Body Whisper Level 1 

Body Awakening Method Level 1 

200 hour Yoga Certification with We Are Yoga