This four day course takes you on the journey of learning Cranial. We start by learning how to feel the Cranial Rhythmical Impulse. From there we set sail for more adventure. We first travel to the land of "fascia". We discover the membranes in the cranium and spine, and how these membranes are the core link between the sacrum and the skull. Along the way we'll experience an appreciation for the body's facial system and how to release transverse diaphragms in the pelvis, torso, thoracic outlet, and neck. And then we continue our expedition to the cranium.
|Want to become more SKILLED at decreasing persistent pain?||Needing to REDUCE the amount of wear and tear on your body?||Are you looking for a technique that enhances your palpation?|
If you answered "Yes" to any of the questions above, then this in-person course is for you.
Accomplish better results treating persistent pain that is gentle for the patient/client.
- Introduction to concepts of craniosacral
- Introduction of basic principles of craniosacral
- Enhance your palpation and experience feeling the Cranial Rhythmical Impulse
- Explore of methods to influence the craniosacral system
When your regular Massage Therapy treatments are too painful or "extreme" for sensitive people.
While people are dealing with persistent pain their nervous system is often highly stimulated with "sympathetic knock" and using gentle cranial-sacral treatments they can settle down their systems.
Feasibility and Efficacy of Craniosacral Therapy on Sleep Quality in Fibromyalgia Syndrome: a Pre-Post Pilot Trial
Conclusions from a 12-week treatment regime showed high retention, good acceptability and minimal adverse events for improving sleep quality among fibromyalgia syndrome participants.
Ughreja, R. A. ., Venkatesan, P., Gopalakrishna, D. B., & Singh, Y. P. (2023). Feasibility and Efficacy of Craniosacral Therapy on Sleep Quality in Fibromyalgia Syndrome: a Pre-Post Pilot Trial. International Journal of Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork: Research, Education, &Amp; Practice, 16(2), 4–11. https://doi.org/10.3822/ijtmb.v16i2.819
Craniosacral Therapy for the Treatment of Chronic Neck Pain
This course material has been shown to increase the participants' quality of life for up to 3 months after the intervention. It was shown to be safe and effective in reducing neck pain intensity and it may also improve functional disability.
Haller H, Lauche R, Cramer H, Rampp T, Saha FJ, Ostermann T, Dobos G. Craniosacral Therapy for the Treatment of Chronic Neck Pain: A Randomized Sham-controlled Trial. Clin J Pain. 2016 May;32(5):441-9. doi: 10.1097/AJP.0000000000000290. PMID: 26340656; PMCID: PMC4894825.
These treatments work particularly well on sensitive clients/patients. You will be able to utilize these treatment methods immediately into your practice. For both assessment and treatment.
Do you have people that come to your clinic and your usual methods are not getting the desired result?
Are you experiencing burnout and sore upper extremity and neck pain from treating all day? This will help take the load off your own body and still offer your clients/patients relief from their pain.
You are a registered health care worker such as a Registered Massage Therapist, Physiotherapist, Chiropractor etc.
Robert has been involved with teaching Massage Therapy skills for over 25 years, including Muscle Energy Technique, Craniosacral in several forms, Neuromuscular Therapy, Assessment, Osteopathic Techniques, and more. He has been a teaching assistant for several instructors offering continuing education, taught in 3 different Massage Therapy Colleges, written articles and been involved in the running of the Massage Therapy profession in British Columbia.
Theories and principles of Cranial Sacral Therapy
Experience palpating the Cranial Rhythmical Impulse (or Cranial-Sacral Rhythm)
Review anatomy of the cranium, dural membrane, sacrum and brain
Indications and Contraindications
Treatment methods for influencing dysfunctions
What are the prerequisites?
- Registered health practitioner
How many students will there be?
This is a limited sized class. ONLY 8 students will be registered for this course. This allows for an excellent teacher : student ratios. Learning to palpate the cranial rhythm is very experiential so having a small class is paramount.
Is there a manual that comes with the course?
Yes, the detailed manual will be provided to you at the workshop.
What is the cancellation policy for this course?
Cancelling 2 weeks prior or more to the course a refund of 50% will be made.
There are no refunds for cancelling within 2 weeks of the start of the course.
If you cancel and we are able to replace you in the course you will be refunded the full amount minus $100.00 administration fee.