About Richard Popp

Certified in CranioSacral Therapy, Massage and Bodywork



Work Experience:


July 1997  -  Present

Richard Popp CranioSacral Therapy & Alternative Healing, 

Des Plaines, Illinois


Owns a private practice in CranioSacral Therapy, Massage and Bodywork,  teaches classes and workshops and a CranioSacral Teacher Assistant for the Upledger Institute.

January 2000  -  March 2004

Alternative Medicine Integration

Highland Park, Illinois 


Performed CranioSacral Therapy, SomatoEmotional Release, Muscle Energy Techniques and various bodywork techniques on a large variety of clients.  Successfully treated a number of symptoms and issues  including: TMJ, sciatica, headaches, autism, childhood speech dysfunctions, hearing loss, physical trauma, head trauma, emotional  trauma, sexual abuse, neck pain, back pain, fibromyalgia, vertigo, eye problems, leaky bladder, hiatial hernia, stress and childhood hyperactivity.  Experienced with all age groups including babies and senior citizens.

March 1982  - December  1999


Computer Programmer, Systems Analyst, Project and Team Leader

at the University of Illinois, AT&T and US Cellular organizations.


Nov. 1994  National Board Certified in Massage and Bodywork

May 1999  Upledger Certified in CranioSacral Therapy Techniques  

State Licenses:

State of Illinois

State of Wisconsin

College Degrees:

March 2009  University of Metaphysical Sciences 

Bachelor of Divinity

December 1981  Northeastern Illinois University

B.A. in Information Science GPA 3.8/4.0=A

March 1979  University of Illinois at Chicago

B.A. in Accounting


Since 1994  American Massage Association

Since 1996  International Association of Health Care Practiitioners

Since 2004  Des Plaines Chamber of Commerse 

Richard's Upledger Certification