About Nina

About Nina
Nina F. Davis, MS, LMT
Nina F. Davis

I earned my Master’s degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from the University of North Texas in 1986. I continued in this field for the next nine years as a case-manager for adults with acquired brain trauma, assisting them transition from rehabilitation back into their everyday lives.

Brain trauma rehabilitation was a gateway to my understanding what I truly wanted to do. In 1995, I become a Licensed Massage Therapist. I quickly realized my desire to continue to specialize my education and began to study Craniosacral Therapy, initially studying with the Upledger Institute.

In 1999, a close friend was diagnosed with breast cancer and told that she would develop lymphedema due to the large number of node excisions. To learn ways to assist my friend, I expanded my treatment repertoire by studying Lymphatic Drainage Therapy training with Dr. Bruno Chikly. Post-surgery, I was able to use lymphatic techniques and assist her body to efficiently re-route lymph flow patterns. After my initial training, I continued to study with Dr. Chikly in his advanced lymphatic curriculum.

Also in 1999, I began working with pediatric craniosacral clients. In recognition of my work in this domain, I am honored to have received the Austin Mother Friendly Birth Award as Best Infant Therapist in its first two years of existence.

In 2008 – 2010, I participated in an intensive training program through the Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy Foundation, taught by John Chitty of the Colorado School of Energy Studies. I now practice from this foundation of Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy.

In my practice, I attempt to integrate the various formal trainings and what I have learned from my clients. I remain dedicated to continually participating in advanced education, thereby staying in touch with the Mystery that keeps my work fresh and on the leading edge of holistic thought.

I have a desire to work with people who want to learn and grow. People who realize that we get out of treatments what we are open to; people who are ready to ask for openings to this growth.

2013 Best Craniosacral Therapist

My dear friends,

Thank you for the high compliment: Winner of the 2013 Austin Birth Awards “Best Craniosacral Therapist” category. It continues to be an honor and a privilege for me to serve the Austin Birthing Community.
Thank you so very much!

Awards and Accolades

Austin Birth Awards 2012 Winner Ribbon Austin Birth Awards 2012 Winner Ribbon Austin Birth Awards 2011 Winner Ribbon

Fractals & Craniosacral Work
Fractal Art by Judy Haas
Fractal Art by Judy Haas

Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better. –Albert Einstein

My first exposure to Fractals was watching a video of a Mandelbrot set (embedded below). As each image magnified a new exact image would unfold. Without fail, a repeating Mandelbrot fractal kept emerging with each new order of magnitude, repeating over and over again. This “going within” motion expressed in fractal geometry was a revelatory moment for me. I realized this had profound relevance to the work I do, and at that time wasn’t sure exactly how and why.

Using the concept of fractals offers me the possibility of portals into the body. As I palpate, or listen to the body with my hands, I experience an emerging vastness and complexity that is challenging to explain in words. Fractals reveal the hidden complexity that on the surface appears to be one-dimensional. Below the surface, I find the mystery of micro-movements and micro-rhythms expressing themselves in my clients.

The hidden complexity of fractals has informed my sense of touch. Examination of fractals provides me with a deeper sense of reverence and helps me understand the often unnoticed complex strategies employed by a body in order to accommodate life events.

A Mandelbrot Set Fractal