About Mary

Mary Sullivan is a licensed acupuncturist with a Master’s Degree in Counseling psychology. She is also a Registered Polarity Practitioner with a specialty in Cranial Sacral technique.
about_mary3Mary began her study of the Healing Arts in 1977 at the Alive Polarity Institute, then located near Mt. Shasta California. She studied the work of Dr. Randolph Stone, an osteopath who pioneered work with the energy body. His belief that the body is a reflection of the mental emotional patterns has guided Mary throughout her career as a body worker. Dr. Stone’s teachings include diet, exercise, self help techniques as well as a body work system that balances the entire body-mind –spirit system.
Mary was so greatly influenced by Dr. Stone that she dedicated her professional life to deepening the wisdom she learned from Dr. Stone.
She became a massage therapist in 1981 and integrated her polarity practice with Swedish, deep tissue, shiatsu, reflexology among other modalities.
She was fascinated by the body mind connection that she studied Depth Psychology at Pacifica Graduate Institute and received a Master’s Degree there.
She then went to the Santa Barbara College of Oriental Medicine and received her Master’s Degree in Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine, became an acupuncturist and herbalist licensed in California and nationally.
She continued the cranial sacral studies she had begun in her polarity training. She studied with Hugh Milne, Charles Ridley and Michael Shea.
Mary continues to deepen her practices in her studies of Tai Chi, yoga and meditation.
She divides her time between North Fork and Santa Barbara each month. She has two children and two grandchildren.