St. Brigid's CranialSacral Center of Grand Rapids

As a doula Kelly recognized that when her clients were structurally aligned and more calm they tended to have easier pregnancies and childbirth experiences. When she noticed that her clients who regularly received craniosacral therapy (CST) had shorter labors with short, coordinated and effective contractions, she couldn't pass up the opportunity to provide this service to her clients and their families!

Kelly's personal experiences with trauma, a traumatic brain injury, chronic pain also contribute to her experience and skills with CST. She is able to relate to clients on a much deeper level and has personally benefited from CST.

Kelly has received CST training from the highly respected Upledgar Institute. She is the first and only doula in the Grand Rapids area to specialize in CST.

CranioSacral Therapy is a gentle and effective therapy that strengthens the body's ability to take better care of itself . It helps alleviate a range of illness, pain and dysfunction, including but not limited to:

  • Chronic Neck, Back and Joint Pain
  • Headaches and Migraines
  • Morning Sickness
  • Anxiety, Stress and tension-related Problems
  • Fatigue
  • Emotional Difficulties
  • Challenges with conception - 'getting the house in order' to prepare for the baby
  • Severe Pubic Pain
  • Sciatica
  • Vertigo
  • Head Injuries
  • Female sexual dysfunction
  • Many other conditions

Anyone can benefit from CranioSacral Therapy, by the end of 2015 Kelly plans on being able to treat newborns (there are SO many benefits of CST for the newborn).


Author and therapist Kate MacKinnen PT, CST-D does an exceptional job explaining what a CST session is like:


Kelly currently meets clients at ie3 in East Grand Rapids, MI.

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