Scheduling & Preparing for a Session

To schedule an appointment, please visit our Practitioners & Apprentices pages, or call 720-378-8044.

On the day of your TC session:

  • Avoid caffeine and any elective self-medications that can affect the nervous system, such as ibuprofen or aspirin. If you can wait until after your session before taking medications, you will receive more benefit. Do not skip any prescription medications without first checking with your doctor.
  • Please tell your Practitioner before the session if you have taken any medications.
  • Please do not eat right before the appointment.
  • Wear clothes that will allow you to be comfortable lying on an uncushioned wooden TC table. Sweat pants, leggings, yoga pants, athletic shorts, T-shirts, sweat shirts, or pajamas work well.
  • Do not wear jeans or any clothing with metal, including metal zippers or buttons.
  • Please do not wear pants with belt loops, turtlenecks, or shirts with hoods or tight necklines.
  • You will need to remove any metal that can come off, including underwire, jewelry, piercings, belts, and removable dental appliances.
  • Please do not hesitate to let your Practitioner know before your session if you have any questions or concerns.

During the session:

  • You will remain clothed during the session, except for shoes.
  • You will rest on your back on a specially designed TC table, with your legs on a bolster to keep your back comfortable.
  • At various times, your Practitioner will move to your head, wrists, or feet to assess pulses. Based on the pulses, the Practitioner will apply subtle touch to your head, face, mouth, jaw, and neck until optimum balance is achieved.
  • Lotion typically will be applied on the neck and jaw. Please tell your Practitioner in advance about any potential allergies or other concerns.
  • Traditionally, the Practitioner and the person receiving the work each say a mantra silently to themselves. If you are not familiar with mantra, your Practitioner will be happy to explain the practice and offer suggestions.
  • The session ends with a “seal” followed by a period of time of quiet relaxation.
  • Sessions last approximately 60 minutes.

After the session:

  • Immediately after the session, you will need to take a short walk, for about 10 minutes, to integrate the work.
  • You also will need to stay well hydrated for at least a day. Be sure to drink plenty of water, herbal tea, or juice.

Please check in with your Practitioner after 48 hours by phone or email.


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"Third time is a charm!?! This was true for me and orthodontics, with the help of the Tibetan Cranial™ (TC) work. The blessing of my grandmother’s narrow British palate has precipitated years of 'jacking out' the upper palate with expanders by the orthodontics community. This resulted in severe pain and pressure, which lead to headaches. Also, because my palate was not properly aligned, the treatment progressed slowly. Thankfully, I came upon TC work. I carefully scheduled TC appointments to coincide with the orthodontics, before the orthodontic work could cause painful swelling. The TC work let the cranial bones realign and begin to create the space for the targeted shifts. There was even palate work I could release myself between visits. Finally, I could have orthodontia without waiting weeks for the pain to dissipate. Now that the expander and braces are off I rarely go out of my healthy cranial alignment. TC is now merely a good health check-up and not rescue. Because of the difference this work made for my family and I, I began to study it with Shar Lee. A year later my husband got whiplash during a ski trip. It was incredible to see the shortened healing process that TC work supported. He did not even miss the rest of the ski season! It is always a pleasure to see people begin to have relief from migraines, TMJ, concussions, and other stresses to their body that plays out on the cranial bones."

- Debbie Feyh, Boulder, CO