Hello! I'm Soma Peterson.
Being still comes naturally to me. I grew up on a big farm at the base of Washington’s Olympic Mountains and spent my youth outdoors, exploring nearby fields, forests, and foothills.
With no neighbors nearby, I learned early to appreciate the pastoral setting, this safe place where I could go and “be still” to observe all the life, its spirituality, and the harmony within it.
Here is also where I first noticed I had a unique gift for understanding what was innate and fluid in our world—as well as what was not. I observed nature. I paid attention to what was around me and learned some important truths. These played a role in the professional path I eventually chose first as a nurse and healthcare practitioner.
After earning a nursing degree at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington, I spent 10 years on the road as a travel nurse, offering my talents and skills to hospitals and patients wherever I was needed most.
Specializing in obstetric care, I was fortunate to serve as an OB nurse, helping mothers deliver and providing post-partum guidance and support.
However, in 2013, my perspectives on “health” changed forever after I experienced a transformative cranial sacral treatment myself.
The intense healing and sense of peace I experienced from this light touch manual therapy immediately became a catalyst for personal change. In this turning point, I realized this very style of integrated, holistic healthcare was something I wanted and had to learn. So I did.
Now, a licensed cranial sacral practitioner with a degree from The Therapeutic Training Center in Seattle, I’m maximizing my innate talents, traditional-nursing know-how, and my more recently acquired holistic skills to deliver highly unique cranial sacral treatments.
At my practice in Hood River, Oregon, I meet with patients and use my gift for “being still” and observant to hear the rhythms of their bodies. Through these treatments—and in our stillness together—my patients and I find the solution that allows their bodies to achieve balance and heal.
In addition to being highly intuitive, I am fully committed to my patients. I simply care a lot so have dedicated my life to providing people with fulfilling experiences in health and well being.
My greatest hope is that next person will be you!