I am fully-vaccinated and boosted for COVID-19. I am only seeing bodywork clients who are fully vaccinated and boosted for COVID-19.
I also see breastmilk-fed babies whose milk producing parents are fully vaccinated and boosted. No unvaccinated people may accompany an infant to a visit. This includes siblings. All people who accompany an infant to a visit are required to wear masks during the appointments. We have masks in case you forget yours. Infants are not required to wear masks.
I will not see people who have signs or symptoms of ANY illness. If you have made an appointment and discover that you and/or your child are sick, please let me know as soon as possible. I will reschedule your appointment.
If you and/or your child are sick with COVID-19 I can’t see you until at least 10 days after symptoms develop or at least 10 days after you and/or your child test positive for COVID-19. Day 0 is the first day of symptoms or the day of the first positive test. Day 11 would be the first day on which you would potentially be eligible to visit. You and/or your child must also test negative for COVID-19 for two days in a row at least 24 hours apart to be seen in my practice after an infection.
I make no exceptions to these policies.
I am also making virtual appointments with people who want to learn how to help their infants at home. In these visits I take a health history, I listen to babies, I look at babies and I establish treatment goals virtually.
Because I have been teaching infant CST for many years, I am able to help parents/caregivers apply hands-on techniques and engage in therapeutic activities with their babies at home. Some of those techniques I guide through observation, coaching and conversation. Others I demonstrate remotely with a baby doll.
Virtual visits are only available for pre-crawling infants. Once you have made an appointment for this service, you’ll receive an email from me outlining next steps for our online connection.
After a virtual visit appointment I send a detailed email to parents/caregivers outlining the health history, treatment goals, my observations, my recommendations and instructions for therapeutic home care activities and any documents/videos that support the care plan.
We also have the option of recording the appointment so you can access it later.
I have been a therapeutic bodyworker for over 32 years. I am licensed in Oregon (#3150) and Washington (#MA4670). I specialize in Craniosacral Therapy for pregnant and postpartum people, infants and children. I am proud to have pioneered the integration of this gentle manual therapy into prenatal care, the birth place and postpartum care for birthing parents and babies.
The Carol Gray Center for CST Studies®
I am the founder and director of the Carol Gray Center for CST Studies®. I teach high-quality, small group classes that are appropriate for bodyworkers, birth attendants and other health professionals. I am approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a continuing education approved provider.
MamaSpace Yoga® is all about Making Room for Babies® in pregnant bodies. MamaSpace Yoga is online! Join us any time – any place! When babies have room to move they assume more ideal positions for birth. This unique prenatal yoga style enhances and supports the bodywork I’ve developed for pregnant people. The concept of maternal mobility making space for babies receives little attention in our culture, but is vitally important to fetal development and birth outcomes. In addition to prenatal yoga we offer a variety of classes and workshops. We have a steadily growing online on-demand library of fertility, prenatal and postpartum yoga classes.
My students, my colleagues and I offer free CST treatments for infants plus pregnant and postpartum people in Portland Oregon once a month.
I have dedicated my professional life to supporting expectant and new families by promoting gentle aware birth. I attended births for over 35 years – at first as a doula and from 2000 to 2012 as a midwife. I have since retired from attending births in order to focus on practicing and teaching CST and prenatal yoga. My many years as a birth worker have forever changed me and my worldview. Those experiences remain an integral part of who I am as a therapist and teacher.
Listen to Carol Gray’s interview on Born to Be Breastfed: