Lisa Shelton, LMT

Welcome to Lisa Shelton LMT – a dedicated myofascial release and craniosacral therapy practice in Staunton, Va.

Myofascial release and Craniosacral therapy are two treatment approaches which utilize hands-on bodywork to help release and relax the fascial system. What is the fascial system? That question is still being asked as researchers are continuing to uncover the importance of this connective tissue.  The reality is that fascia is everywhere in the human body. It works as an extensive web, allowing for structural support and cellular communication. It is directly influenced by our sympathetic nervous system to be reactive and protective in nature. In many respects, it is our 6th sense. And for many reasons, it can be at the core of many physical and mental ailments.
Headaches, neck and shoulder tension, back pain, depression,  anxiety, chronic pain or fatigue, insomnia, digestive disorders all can be helped by working to allow greater movement within the fascial web. Myofascial release and craniosacral therapy offer clients greater insight into the state of their own nervous system, where they hold energy, and how to ease and deepen access into the part of the nervous system that allows the body to naturally unwind.

In short, Myofascial Release and craniosacral therapy allow you to get back in touch with you.

And for any healing practice, that’s a great place to start.

Hope to see you on the table.


Myofascial Release?

Fascia can tighten with physical and mental stress creating a soft tissue “straight jacket” in the words of John Barnes, PT.

To feel better, this straight jacket has to be released, layer by layer.


and Astrology?

Yes indeed!  Fascia makes up the human energy field that surrounds your body.  And the planets make up the field energy that your body must play in.   Problems come about when we don’t use our energetic gifts .  And those problems show up in the form of fascial restrictions, erratic behavior, poor sleep and digestion, anxiety, depression – just to name a few.   Astrology is a tool to make you conscious of the energy flows around you.  And most importantly, how you can utilize your own energetic blueprint productively in the midst of the cosmic changes.   In short, astrology can guide you back into being the very best you.  And THAT makes the body feel good.



When you come in for a treatment session, your session is enhanced by the use of the Biomat.  The Biomat is a US FDA approved class II medical device providing you with infrared heat and negative ion therapy.

The infrared heat penetrates deeply into the body, opening up blood flow and warming you from the inside out.  With the improved circulation, your body is able to flush out inflammation and toxins.  You’ll feel relaxed and mentally clearer.


BEMER PEMF Technology?

Scientists and medical experts agree.  Improving our circulatory health improves our wellbeing.  When we increase the amount of blood flowing in our body, we aid the body in many ways.  Increased blood flow helps in tissue repair and regeneration, removal of harmful toxins, improvement in mental focus and clarity – just to name of few!

And this in turn can lead to improved performance, vitality, strength, stress reduction and relaxation.


Myofascial Release and Craniosacral Therapy?

Myofascial release and Craniosacral therapy are hands on treatment techniques that seek to engage and open the fascial system.

The human body consists of an expansive fascial web.  Fascia is the connective tissue that forms ligaments, tendons, outer coverings of organs, body cavities, membranes and cell walls.  In short, if everything was taken out of the human body except for the fascia, we would have the perfect outline of you!



The human being is the perfect balance of mind and body, both parts giving and receiving guidance to help us navigate our lives.  The body is a constant buzz of activity even when we are still.  Eckhart Tolle describes this as the “aliveness”  that permeates every cell:


Sessions will it take?

If only the healing journey could be as simple as a journey on mapquest, I’d be able to give you a number, a time frame, an idea of how long til you’re feeling wonderful. But…….. It’s not. It’s far more complicated than that.


The body’s response to a stressed out mind

Stress is inevitable.  But it is supposed to be short lived.

Myofascial Release takes time.  The fascial system doesn’t respond to force, ringing phones, or busy schedules.  Will power will help you resist chocolate cake, but does not soften fascia.


It’s about time

Myofascial Release takes time.  The fascial system doesn’t respond to force, ringing phones, or busy schedules.  Will power will help you resist chocolate cake, but does not soften fascia.

Take some time. Treat yourself. You deserve it.