Carol McLellan


About Me

Carol McLellan, one of our Upledger Institute International Instructors and a member of the Curriculum Oversight Committee, has a 35-year background in health education and bodywork - over 30 of which have focused on CranioSacral Therapy. Carol facilitated intensive therapy programs for Warrior Stress at the Naval Air Station in Lemoore, California. She was invited by Dr. Upledger to develop the curriculum for CranioSacral Therapy for Conception, Pregnancy and Birth.  And she is the Ombudsman for that curriculum, as well as the Co-Ombudsman for the Pediatric Curriculum.

Carol is a doula, a labor coach, a Doula educator and a Childbirth educator. She has worked and taught CST in hospitals and medical facilities, as well as presented at numerous national conferences. She is on the Executive Board of the Association for Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology and Health and is also their Vice President of Education and Programming. 

Carol is working on epigenetic research for newborns with challenges that started with a colleague and Neonatologist at a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in Italy. Over the past 3 decades, Carol has treated tens of thousands of pregnant moms and babies, and brings to you today a fascinating presentation based on all of those experiences and also new science that supports the work developed by Dr. Upledger many years ago. 

Professional Associations / Memberships

  • Valley Birthing Network
  • Doula
  • International Association of HealthCare Practitioners (IAHP)
  • Integrative Healthcare Advisory Committee
  • International Childbirth Education Association
  • Board of Governors, San Joaquin Valley College
  • Carol  McLellan CMT, CST-D, CD

    1105 W. Center
    Visalia, California 93291

    tel. 559 636-6430 (day)
    fax. 559 636-6411

    Hours of operation / Fees

    Professional Background

  • Keynote Speaker at Beyond the Dura International Research Conference
  • CranioSacral Therapy Instructor for Upledger Institute International
  • Keynote speaker at Positive Parenting Conference
  • Presenter at American College of Nurse Midwives
  • Chosen by Dr. Upledger to write the OB curriculum
  • Has written numerous articles for peer reviewed magazines, journals and study guides
  • Doula and Therapist at Visalia Community Hospital, Visalia, Ca.
  • Doula Instructor
  • Prenatal Instructor, Sierra Medical Clinic, Visalia, Ca.
  • Available for patients

    Case studies, easy to understand explanations about the CranioSacral System, Visceral Manipulation, products to use between sessions, and much more.

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