​​​About Maria

I have received advance nursing training, which I incorporate into my approach in the treatments of CranioSacral Therapy.  I continue to maintain my license and certification as a FNP/CNM.

My experience as a Certified Nurse Midwife began in the birthing centers of County Hospitals in Los Angeles, California in 1991.

In 1996 I moved to the Navajo Reservation to work as a Nurse Midwife at Chinle, Hospital in Arizona, until 2008.  I then went to work as a Family Nurse Practitioner on the Whiteriver Apache reservation. 

In 2011, I started my own home practice 
in CranioSacral Therapy and Healing Touch, including Women's health and  prenatal services.   

Throughout my career I have strived to bring holistic health to the many patients I have had the priviledge to serve. 

I now inspire to provide CranioSacral Therapy and Integrative Medicine, to bring wholeness, wellness and well-being

to humanity and planet earth through healing.






Bio and Background
Formal Education

  • University of New Mexico- 2007
        Post-Master’s Degree
        Family Nurse Practitioner
  • California State University, Long Beach-1991          Science in Nursing-Women’s Health
  • Charles R. Drew University-1991
          Nurse-Midwifery Certificate
  • Harbor-UCLA Medical Center-1985                            Certificate, OB/GYN, NP         
  • California State University, Los Angeles-1982 
         Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  •  Los Angeles Valley College-1980
         Associate of Arts Degree, RN

Manual Therapy Education

  • Upledger Institute, International Alliance of
        Healthcare Educators
        CranioSacral Therapy  I and II-2011
        Teaching Assistant CST I, II-2013 to present
        CranioSacral Applications for Conception,

        Pregnancy and Birthing-2014
        SomatoEmotional Release Therapy I, II-2013, 2015

        Unwinding Meridians: Applying Acupuncture  
        Principles to CST 1, Developing and Deepening
        CranioSacral Presence
  • American Holistic Nurses Association          ​
        Healing Touch I and II-1994
  • Usai Shiki, Ryoho
        The Reiki Method of Natural Healing-1st degree-1995
  • L & P School of Professional Hypotherapy
        Certificate Professional Hypnotist-1995
        The Art and Science of Hypnosis
  • Past Life Regression Certification Program-1996
        Dr. Carole A. Carbone


​​​​​​​Restore Energy and Balance, PLLC, Inc. 

CranioSacral Therapy in Lakeside AZ and 

Village of Oak Creek, Sedona, AZ 

​Maria Tapia, RN, MSN, CST

Certified Nurse Midwife/Certified CranioSacral Therpist