Getting Healed with CranioSacral Therapy

February 2019

Marklan LinnemeyerHealthcare comes in all shapes and sizes, and CranioSacral Therapy is a form of manual therapy that “utilizes slow-motion, non-force techniques to release extraordinary tensions affecting the central nervous system.” And, according to Marklan Linnemeyer, LMT (1829 NW Nebraska Avenue), it can be extremely effective.

“I was introduced to CranioSacral Therapy in 1994 by a gifted Physical Therapist, Alanna McLean, who many in Grants Pass fondly remember,” Marklan said. “It was profoundly healing for me physically and emotionally. I was fascinated and inspired by the work, and Alanna encouraged me to pursue the training and to change vocations. In 1997 I began studying CranioSacral Therapy through the Upledger Institute, and those studies continue to the present.”

In 2003 Marklan began practicing CranioSacral Therapy in Grants Pass as a specialty under an Oregon Massage License. He and his wife Carrie both grew up in southern Oregon, and after years of traveling out of state, they decided to move to Grants Pass to marry and start a family.

“We love raising our kids close to the grandparents and the mountains, rivers and beaches that we enjoyed in our youth,” he said. “Even with the population increase, we feel Grants Pass still retains much of that small town charm and relaxed rural way of life that we remember.”
While the focus of Marklan’s treatment is on the head and spine, the whole body is considered in evaluation and treatment.

“CranioSacral Therapy is also holistic in its respect for the powerful influence that emotions have upon our physical health,” he said. “Clients remain clothed and resting comfortably reclined during the one-hour appointment. Treatment is profoundly relaxing while resolving deep structural tensions. Hand movement is subtle and precise, typically about five grams, the weight of a nickel.”

Clients come for pain relief and functional recovery from motor vehicle accident injury, head injury, neck and back pain, headaches and facial pain including TMJ dysfunction, internal organ and gastrointestinal tensions, as well as mind-body integration and stress reduction.

“With the same gentle techniques, I treat all ages, from newborns to the elderly,” Marklan said. “Through this non-invasive process, deep and thorough change is possible. Instead of managing pain patterns, we can resolve the underlying reason for painful symptoms. This allows a person to recover their independence and a more fulfilling life experience.”

Billing is provided for motor vehicle/personal injury insurance, and coaching in neurologically based movement re-education is also provided.

For more info or to schedule an appointment, call 541-659-5362. You can also see him at and on Facebook.