About Association for Integrated Healing
Kim Nedrow, LMT, BCTMB, CST-D, Founder and CEO of the Association for Integrated Healing, has been a clinical licensed massage therapist since 2000 and has been practicing CranioSacral Therapy (CST) and SomatoEmotional Release (SER) exclusively since 2001. Working directly with military and veterans, traumatic brain injury, cancer patients, children, disabilities, and hospice, Kim regularly donates her services at no charge to those in need, and who are either under-insured, non-insured, or when insurance does not cover treatments and there is an inability to pay. She does this through her personal business, Balanced Being Inc. in Olympia, WA.
Kim founded the Association for Integrated Healing, a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation, after spending time with her late mother, Judy Nedrow, who was battling cancer at Madigan Army Medical Center on Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Tacoma, WA. While observing post-traumatic stress (PTS) patients in the hospital, Kim realized that Veteran and Military PTS needs admittedly couldn’t be met by military staff alone and many Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) modalities available in the civilian sector are not covered. According to Nedrow, she founded the Association for Integrated Healing “to be able to treat people that don’t have services available to them, especially military folks.” She began reaching out to the military community and has volunteered at the annual Washington State Traumatic Brain Injury Conference in Sea-Tac since 2010, where she offers CranioSacral Therapy. The treatments at the conference are met with great enthusiasm and therapists are flooded with clients, many of whom wait an entire year just to get treated.
Working since 2000, Kim is a Diplomate Certified CranioSacral Therapist (CST-D), a Certified Mentor trained by the Upledger Institute, Board Certified in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork, and has years of experience with Washington State’s Traumatic Brain Injury Council, University of Washington Education in Rehabilitation, the Washington Traumatic Brain Injury Strategic Partnership Advisory Council, local government agencies on Alzheimer’s and dementia, pediatrics, disabilities and comfort care for end of life and caregivers.
Kim has trained extensively with the Upledger Institute in Palm Beach Gardens, FL. In addition to participating in Intensive Treatment Programs at the Institute alongside Dr. John Upledger D.O., O.M.M., founder of the Upledger Institute, who passed away in 2012, Kim has volunteered her time to treat clients in multiple therapist client-centered programs in Florida, Oregon, Washington, Arizona, New Mexico, Indiana, Bahamas, and Iceland. She has worked with therapy groups using Bio Aquatic Therapy with dolphins in the Bahamas and Equine Therapy with horses in Indiana and New Mexico where the mammals assist in treatment sessions.
During treatment sessions, Kim assists in facilitating the client’s own healing process to heal and overcome chronic pain, injuries, disease, post-traumatic stress, and other compensation patterns that may be present using the gentle touch of CranioSacral Therapy. She’s currently working with military veterans and their families dealing with trauma. Using a light, noninvasive touch such as CST allows the client to process and release old patterns of pain and discomfort, whatever they may be, allowing the body to heal.