Remote Craniosacral Therapy in Portland and the US

Barbu Panaitescu

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"My deepest gratitude to Barbu and his work. I came to him suffering from insomnia, anxiety and depression, and since receiving distance Cranioisacral from him I feel amazing! Barbu can sense what is happening in my body and has helped me release tension patterns that I thought were permanent, while also holding space for my grief and trauma to heal."
"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!"



Welcome! If you're here, you've taken an important step in caring for your human-ness: reaching out for support. I am an experienced holistic health practitioner who has been providing a warm and welcoming space for people to heal for over fifteen years-a space that strives to hold the complex impacts of living in these times. I do my best to hold racial identity, gender identity, sexual orientation, body ability, size, marital and class status, and vocation (and more!) with my clients, tayloring the in-person and Remote Craniosacral Therapy/Telehealth work to each person and their uniqueness. This includes pricing and priority. I am striving to bring more equality into the field of healing arts, and like many practitioners, I have suspended most of my in-person work due to safety concerns around COVID-19. If you live locally and are at a low risk of exposure, let's talk!

One thing that all of us share is a nervous system and fluid body. I believe that the particular ways that health and distress show up in each of our bodies is related to our the ways that we are impacted by our environments, genetics and identity-based life experience. The kind of Craniosacral Therapy that I practice (Biodynamic) ignites and amplifies the unique healing forces that live in every human body, offering progressive and culturally relevant healing at a pace that each person can handle and integrate.
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The remote Craniosacral Therapy, Telehealth and Distance Healing I do helps people heal from a wide range of issues and ailments, gently and steadily. This comes from the sense of safety I create for my clients, along with my eagerness to deeply listen to them and to what is happening in the nerves, fluids and tissues of their bodies. I understand that the many stressors we experience have huge impacts on our health. Some things I can help with:

-Anxiety, insomnia and restlessness
-Depression and exhaustion
-Motor vehicle accidents and their impacts
-Concussions,Traumatic Brain Injury and whiplash
-Autism Spectrum, vaccine-injured children
-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

Barbu in his healing space performing BCST on a female client
Experiencing a state of deep peace while releasing anxiety and stress
Improving your immune system, digestion and sleep patterns
Learning to build and access internal resources that support you
Feeling a sense of hope and possibility within the current uncertainty
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Pricing Accessibility & Inclusivity

The most recent 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 for 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 a sliding scale that can allow accesss for everyone. I have received training in how to hold and treat BIPOC bodies, and continue to learn. During COVID-19 I have been offering a sliding scale of $80-120 per session, but will go lower to meet people where they are able to pay. I believe that excellent healthcare should be available to everyone, everywhere, and am opposed to price-gouging for basic services like touch, caring attention and deep listening. At the same time, I have trained for thousands of hours to hone my skills, and encourage folks who can to pay my full rate so I can continue to offer discounted work.

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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."


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 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. CST can shift the way that bones and tissues are connected into optimal alignment, releasing anxiety, stress and traumatic imprints from the past that come from nerve impingement.

I help clients heal from mild to severe Traumatic Brain Injuries and Post-Concussion Syndrome. I help people coming out of motor vehicle accidents. 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 Autism-spectrum and vaccine-injured children and their 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 gatherings using Zoom. Links are listed here:

Online Meditation - Saturdays 5pm Pacific:
Password: 030137
Online Yoga/Aligned Movement - 2nd and 4th Sundays 4pm Pacific:
Password: 212816

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

I want to acknowledge that both yoga and meditation have been culturally appropriated from Southeast Asia, and that I am striving to find ways to be in integrity with the teachings and practices that have helped me so much. The first step for me is to acknowledge where these practices arose and the cultural contexts in which they thrive, naming the lineages and finding ways to give a portion of profit directly back to those countries and heritages. I invite these questions in classes and always welcome more learning.

Work With Barbu

Remote Craniosacral Therapy
Telehealth/Distance Healing
Online by-donation meditation 1st & 3rd Saturdays at 5pm Pacific
Online by-donation yoga 1st & 3rd Sundays at 4pm Pacific
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