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Testimonials and Reviews for ilani Kopiecki, BA, CMT, Owner of ilani Sessions

Professional Referrals

Ilani Kopiecki Integrated Bodywork, CranioSacral Therapy, and Pediatric CranioSacral Therapy.Ilani’s work enhances my own health as well as the health of my clients. I wholeheartedly recommend her for any craniosacral therapy or bodywork session. She is experienced, thorough and gets the job done.

Arthur Goldblum, L.A.C., Dipl. AC.- Acupuncturist

Ilani Kopiecki is truly a gifted healer and a master of the art of craniosacral therapy. The Sandpoint community is blessed to have a healing practitioner of her caliber. I highly recommend her treatment.

Dr. William Mihin, Chiropractic Physician

Ilani is an expert at helping a person integrate and release their aliments. She helped me physically and emotionally through her healing touch. Aches and pains, emotional grief – they all melt away when she is working with you. I whole heartedly recommend her! My whole family has seen her, and we appreciate our help for our children, too.
Thanks, Ilani!

Kimberlee Langford, RN

I took the opportunity to visit Ilani for craniosacral therapy for some shoulder and neck pain that has been bothering me for years. My experience with Ilani has been life-changing. Ilani welcomed me warmly, and took the time to investigate what the problems were, what I felt had led up to the problems, and then gently guided me down the path to healing with craniosacral therapy. My shoulder and neck pain are relieved, my sleep has improved, and I feel energetic and more able to engage with life again. I highly recommend Ilani for adults and pediatrics.
Thank you, Ilani!

Tricia Dickens, MD


integrated bodywork, massage Ilani SessionsI met Ilani by a reference from a massage therapist. I just expected her to spread some oil on my sore back. She totally surprised me when she did some of her craniosacral work. She was able to activate different parts of my muscle systems which actually changed my skeletal structure. Most remarkably, just after a few sessions, the severe scoliosis that I had suffered since birth dramatically and permanently improved.

I was working with an exercise program when I started sessions with Ilani. My back felt like the exercises pushed up a ball to the top of a mountain peak and it was teetering on the peak. Ilani felt like she just gently pushed the ball down the mountain and my body unraveled into place.

Michael – Severe Scoliosis from Rhode Island

Back Pain

Ilani was able to completely eliminate the severe pain I had been experiencing in my upper back and neck in one session. Her treatment was gentle yet highly effective.

Rhonda Armbrust

Knee Injury

I injured my knee and had knee surgery several months ago. Though my surgery went well, my knee and hip were both giving me pain. Ilani’s healing hands ad 2 sessions of cranial sacral work really helped me a lot. My knee and hip pain are gone and I am walking more easily. Ilani is a very caring person and gifted healer.

Toni, Sandpoint

Tense Shoulders

In my sessions with Ilani I experience a deep sense of letting go. Her healing hands seem to reach into my tissue in a very gentle but effective way. What I released was much more then physical pain, it was an emotional holding that has loosened up greatly since my sessions.

Kate Potticary

Emotional Healing

For years I have carried a knot in my chest from anger and irritability over the smallest things. After one treatment by Ilani that dissolved and I have had much peace.

L. Hubbard

Lower Back Pain, Neck, and Jaw Problems

I have been to Ilani for many physical problems. Her craniosacral work with neck and jaw pain is nothing short of amazing. She has enabled our entire family to live more pain and stress-free lives. Ilani is kind and gentle and has provided our family with valuable treatment. She will be in our lives for a long time to come!

Chris Q.

Severe Chronic Pain in Jaw, Head, and Spine

I came to see Ilani for treatment of severe chronic pain. I had suffered over 10 years with chronic physical symptoms resulting from traumatic injuries.

After 7 sessions, I can now sit in any chair with no pain in my tailbone. In addition, my TMJ symptoms have improved to the extent that my back teeth now meet properly when I chew.

Ilani proved to be a gently, compassionate, understanding professional.



Joshua and Cranial Bone Displacement

I’m so glad to have found Ilani! My son, Joshua, is doing well. When I was 28 weeks pregnant with Joshua, I was climbing from the back of our pickup truck and fell. Within an hour or so, I went into premature labor. When my midwife checked me, she could feel his head next to the cervix. Because I was dilating, my physician had me go to total bed rest and prescribed labor stopping drugs as needed. At 37 weeks, I finally delivered a beautiful boy with a mass of silvery-blond hair.

Everything seemed to be OK at first, but as he grew through his first year, he suffered terrible ear infections. By the time he was 2 years old, we could plainly tell that he was hearing impaired, and had copious amounts of energy. He used to rock back and forth banging his head against the back of the sofa or against the wall, making monotone sounds. Whenever he got into a swing for more than 5 minutes he would pass out. At the age of 3½, he got hearing aids and his fainting decreased. But in school drove everyone crazy with his annoying noises and endless energy.

One day, our chiropractor was giving a bone demonstration to her class. I asked her to feel his head because I had noticed that he had definite ridges along the sutures of his frontal, parietal, and temporal bones. She recommended that we find a craniosacral specialist and see if we could separate the overlapping plates. So at 8 years old Joshua received 3 treatments from Ilani. Miraculously his cranial bones shifted into place (no more ridges!). And even more amazing is that he is much more focused and calm. He is now anticipating learning all he can to achieve his goals when he’s grown. His bedwetting is minimal, and I rarely see him tapping things needlessly. So now he does cartwheels on the lawn, not in the house! We thank Ilani for her help.


Baby Infant CranioSacral Therapy SessionA Mother’s Story

My experience of craniosacral therapy with my children has been fascinating, and exciting. I feel it is such a gentle way to support my children’s physical and emotional development. We all have patterns of holding and I have witnessed immediate results with my children. My six month old infant was learning to crawl and I noticed he dragged his left leg. He also favored his right side when he rolled. Within 15 minutes of work, Ilani had released his left hip and pelvic area, and he was pushing with his left leg! He immediately began to crawl normally! My four year old has been treated by Ilani for head bumps, emotional stress, and congestion. Each time there is a quick and apparent physical shift. Also, his mental and emotional states are balanced. Now if he feels he needs a session he asks for it!


Taylor and Severe Torticollis

Tayor had torticollis at birth. His head tilted severely to the left and he could not straighten it out.

I took Taylor into Ilani when he was 6 months old. The treatments significantly decreased the muscle tightness in his neck, and helped his facial features become much more symmetrical. He also started sleeping better, and over all developed a better, happier demeanor.

His neck and face muscles are now symmetrical. We are so pleased with his treatments with Ilani and feel that they made a significant improvemt to our son’s torticollis.

We tried every other remedy and Ilani’s treatments were what made the biggest difference!

Julie Anton, mother

Ollie and Birth Trauma

Ollie was just a newborn, 2 weeks old, when we brought him into Ilani for craniosacral therapy. He was born with Caput (2 large bumps on his head) due to a traumatic birth.

As soon as he had a treatment he was more coherent. He was looking at us in the eyes and it seemed like he was paying attention to his surroundings, which he had never done before. Even his skin coloring seemed a lot clearer. The bumps on his head seemed to go down and spread out a little. We made another appointment 2 days later and after the second treatment. It seemed like his skull had moved to a rounder form, especially in his forehead. It wasn’t so flat. The bumps seemed to be wider and not standing up as high as they had been.

When he was 6 weeks old the Caput was completely gone!

I would recommend Ilani and craniosacral therapy to all those who have had traumatic births!

Hannah, mother