“Make your food your medicine, and your medicine your food.”  Hippocrates

For over twenty-five years, Cynthia Armbrister has focused on integrating and balancing body systems in order to facilitate a return to wholeness and well-being.  Her approach incorporates traditional touch therapies (both Eastern and Western), as well as holistic health practices such as nutrition and energy medicine.

Each session is unique and tailored to the individual client’s needs. If the presenting complaint is physical pain, injury or chronic conditions, a variety of touch therapies are provided to ease the discomfort.  Sometimes incorporating nutritional balancing or lifestyle adjustments might hasten the healing process.  Additionally, addressing spiritual malaise may create an opening for a deeper journey to wholeness.

Some of the modalities which Cynthia employs are:

–energy medicine and mind/body centering techniques
–fertility enhancement
–neuromuscular facilitation
–nutritional assessment/lifestyle counseling
–spiritual direction
–trigger point therapy

For more information or to schedule an appointment, please contact her at:

Center for Family Counseling
Lafayette Station Building
307 Lafayette Blvd., Ste 202
Fredericksburg, VA  22401


Cynthia began her journey with holistic health after an automotive accident left her needing more than allopathic medicine could offer, and she began to explore complementary approaches to healing.  This journey led to a license as a Holistic Health Practitioner in San Diego, CA.

She was privileged to apprentice with Margarita, an indigenous healer, for over 10 years, and is writing a book on her experiences with her beloved teacher, mentor and friend.

Currently, she maintains a private practice in Fredericksburg, VA.  She is a preferred provider for the Integrative Healing program at the MWH Regional Cancer Center, a contract chaplain at Mary Washington Hospital, and an active hospice volunteer.

Sessions should not be construed as a substitute for medical examination, diagnosis, or treatment, and clients should see a physician, chiropractor, or other qualified medical specialist for any mental or physical ailment of which they are aware.  Additionally, bodywork practitioners are not qualified to perform spinal or skeletal adjustments, diagnose, prescribe, or treat any physical or mental illness, and nothing said during the course of the session should be construed as such.

4 thoughts on “About

  1. Cynthia is a very skilled and mindful healer. She helps people to safely experience being in their bodies with a sense of grounding. She helps to heal in a way that invites the client into a collaborative process to clear away old energy. An overall profound experience.


  2. I cannot fully articulate the profound benefit to my health that Cynthia has helped generate within me. She is an incredible healer, and able to help each person find what they need to become whole.I am grateful that there are people as amazing as Cynthia to help us all learn how to fully integrate our physical, emotional, and spiritual selves.


  3. I have been seeing Cynthia for many years now. I have used other therapists, including massage/acupressure, mind/body centering techniques, neuromuscular facilitation, acupuncture, chiropractic, and kinesiology. They have done some good for me, but she has a greater depth and breadth of skill and learning and knows so much more about what you need. As pointed out by the other comments on this page, she is an intuitive healer with the gift of knowing what your body, mind and soul need to be whole and to function the best they possibly can. She will recommend other modalities if needed, even if she can’t provide them. Importantly, she does not sell medicines or supplements. You never feel like her recommendations are self-serving.

    My major problems center around my long commute to and from work and sitting at a desk while there. That leads to structural problems which leads to closed meridians and worse. For me, she works to open those meridians and then focuses on mind/body centering to reduce the results of a stressful lifestyle. You might say I come away from a session with Cynthia being cured of body and soul.

    I highly recommend trying a session with Cynthia. You will understand what I and the others on this page are talking about. It is well worth your time.


  4. Cynthia has helped me unblock some energy that was causing me a lot of resistance to doing simply things.It feels good to be centered and doing things with more ease. Thank you.


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