Remote Craniosacral Therapy in Portland and the US

Barbu Panaitescu

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Hello and thank you so much for visiting my website. I am an experienced holistic health practitioner who has been providing a warm and welcoming space for people to heal for over fifteen years. I practice Remote Craniosacral Therapy as a Telehealth option, and have temporarily suspended in-person work. If you're like me and are feeling concerned about COVID-19, wanting to both minimize exposure and keep being supported for optimal health and immunity, I invite you to try working with me remotely.

Craniosacral Therapy relieves many forms of stress and distress by healing the brain and nervous system. The name "Craniosacral" relates to the cranium, ecompassing the bones of the skull, the brain, the connective tissues and the cranial nerves; and to the sacrum, the lowest five vertebrae of the spine, its ligaments and the nerves that pass through it. Our brains and nervous system regulate everything from basic body functions to mental and emotional health. Using CST, I optimize the positions of my clients' bones and tissues, allowing nerves that get impinged from misalignemt to return to optimal working order-this means everything works better! I help my clients' bodies release pain from accidents, traumas and many kinds of injuries (physical and/or mental/emotional), and experience radiant health and emotional well-being.
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"My deepest gratitude to Barbu and his work. I am new to distance healing and have found our sessions to be incredible! Barbu can sense what is happening in my body and helps me shift and release tension, stress and feel amazing afterward. Working with Barbu has been most helpful during COVID-19."

"Barbu is the real deal—a kind soul and a powerful healer, and one of the most present and purposeful humans I’ve ever met. I tell anyone that’s important to me about him. After 10+ years of practice at studios across the country, he’s my hands-down favorite yoga teacher of all time, and his cranial work totally blew me away. I felt supremely calm and at peace beyond words, and look forward to my next session with him."

"As a bit of a fitness nut I’m prone to over-training and my pain shows up in my neck and shoulders. I have tried many different healing modalities (massage, physical therapy, etc), but only once I started to work with Barbu did I begin experiencing real relief. His gentle approach helps my nervous system calm down so real healing can happen. He’s truly a master healer. His work is invaluable and has enhanced my overall sense of health and well being. Thank you Barbu!"



The remote Craniosacral Therapy, Telehealth and Distance Healing I do has been proven to support and heal a large number of issues and ailments, gently and steadily. This comes from the sense of safety I create for my clients, and my ability to understand-and help shift-what is happening the nerves and tissues of their bodies. My work provides support and healing for:

-Anxiety, insomnia and restlessness
-Depression and exhaustion
-Concussions,Traumatic Brain Injury and whiplash
-Chronic pain in the neck, back and joints
-Irritable Bowel Syndrome and digestive issues
-Addictions and alcohol misuse disorder
-Fibromyalgia and other inflammation/auto-immune concerns
-Healing from surgery or preparing for surgery
-TMJ issues, headaches and migraines
-Emotional trauma, sexual abuse and PTSD
-Familial and generational patterns

During the COVID-19 crisis many people are experiencing heightened stress levels and emotional pain; I trust that you will greatly benefit from the deep relaxation and peacefulness that comes from working with me.
Barbu in his healing space performing BCST on a female client
Feeling completely at peace while releasing anxiety and stress
Improving your immune system, digestion and sleep patterns
Learning to access internal resources that support you during COVID-19
Feeling a sense of hope and possibility within current uncertainty
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Accessibility & Inclusivity

The current uprising in our country calling for an end to systemic racism and racist policing is very much in my heart. I have worked with a black-led group over the past few years that reaches for lifelong connections across racial divides-I care deeply about equality and am an activist at heart.

To that end, I am offering free sessions to BIPOC community members. If you or any of your community are black, indigenous or people of color, please reach out to me. I have received training in how to hold and treat black bodies, and continue to learn and study. As a result of COVID-19, I reduced my rates to $80 per session, but continue to offer a sliding scale to meet people where they are, whatever their background. I believe that excellent healthcare should be available to everyone, everywhere.

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"I was experiencing almost total hearing loss related to a severe flu. Within hours of treatment by Barbu my hearing was back and over the weekly visits it has improved to be better than it has been for years. My overall well being has improved beyond what I would have envisioned including reduction in allergies, improved bowel function, higher energy and mental peace. Barbu is an extraordinary practitioner and as effective in his healing at a distance as in person."

"Craniosacral Therapy was new to me and I embraced it with an open mind knowing I could trust Barbu as a healer. Being able to relax fully and have him guide me through breathing and visualization has helped me to release tension held within my body. I’ve also felt the trauma from past experiences release during these sessions. For days afterwards I have a deep sense of being centered with a clearer mind. I highly recommend Barbu and am thankful he shares his gift of being a healer."

"Barbu started craniosacral therapy with me a few months ago. He is a trusted, kind, and gentle professional therapist. Whereas my cognitive therapy was based on verbal communication, craniosacral sessions are more experiential. I can feel past stressors, not so much as thoughts but as a presence in my body. With Barbu’s brief suggestions and using his techniques, we are able to locate past and present stress areas in my body and release them. I always feel incredible afterwards."


Listen to Barbu on the Mindbody Radio Show

I have 15 episodes of interviews on Mindbody Radio, during which I discuss in-depthy how the Craniosacral therapy and distance healing I offer actually take place and benefit clients. Tune in if you'd like to understand my work better!

Remote Craniosacral Therapy

I've trained with one of the world's best teachers to become a highly skilled Craniosacral Therapist. My work addresses many things but could be said to be most effective during times of great stress. It calms and optimizes the functioning of the nervous system, allowing the whole body to relax, soften into peacfulness and work at its highest potential. CST allows clients to feel supported and connected to something greater than themselves, when otherwise they might feel alone, isolated and panicked. My work shifts the way that bones and tissues are connected into optimal alignment,  releasing anxiety, stress and traumatic imprints from the past.

I help clients heal from mild to severe Traumatic Brain Injuries and Post-Concussion Syndrome. I support many therapists and front-line medical professionals. I help seniors thrive in retirement, maintaining good spinal health, improving digestion and having better sleep and immune systems. I help average working folks reduce the tensions of long days and stressful jobs. I work with children and parents, helping them with developmental challenges, complicated birth processes and more. Craniosacral therapy is so incredibly versatile that it can help anyone live a better life! Click below to find out more.

Distance Healing

I am currently working with all of my clients via secure video or phone. Besides the Craniosacral Therapy I offer, I can help clients repattern their brain activity to resolve old traumas, heal from addiction, anxiety and depression and create new behavioral patterns. I've developed techniques to make my sessions as effective at a distance as they are in person. Remote healing is wonderful in that it allows clients to be treated in the comfort of their homes, sitting or lying down. This is something I've been offering for years for folks who have had difficulty traveling or finding hours that would allow them to receive treatment, or who just want to work with me but live in a different part of the country. During the current crisis and physical distancing, this an offering that more and more health practitioners are exploring, and I am thrilled to say that I've had proven results with it for 15 years.

Weekly Online Yoga and Meditation

I have been teaching group yoga and meditation classes, workshops and retreats for over 10 years. During the COVID-19 outbreak I will be offering by-donation online meditation and yoga classes using Zoom. The Zoom links are listed here:

Online Meditation Saturdays 5pm Pacific:
Password: 030137
Online Yoga Sundays 5pm Pacific:
Password: 212816

To join just click the link! To make a donation (suggested $5-15):
Venmo- @Barbu-Panaitescu

Beginning in September I'll be offering an 8-week online titled "Joy and Resiliency." This will be a chance to explore and develop inner and outer resources for unleashing our life energy, joy and purpose, so that we can engage with our lives with love and power.

Work With Barbu

Remote Craniosacral Therapy
Telehealth/Distance Healing
Online by-donation meditation Saturdays at 5pm Pacific
Online by-donation yoga classes Sundays at 5pm Pacific
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