Mastering Cranial Through Mentorship

Head to Tail Cranial Sacral Approach

This twenty 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. We will be exploring the cranium and making changes that are far beyond results made with 5g of pressure.

Date & Times

  • Class size

    Maximum 8 students

  • Credits

    14 PE CMTBC credits.

  • Location

    East Vancouver, BC
    Location will be provided

  • Class times

    10:00am - 5:00pm
    Lunch 1 hour

  • Date

    Saturday, Sunday & Monday
    Saturday, Sunday & Monday
    Sunday (review)
    Saturday, Sunday & Monday
    Saturday, Sunday & Monday
    Sunday (review)
    Saturday & Sunday
    Saturday & Sunday

  • Tuition

    $4700 plus GST=$4935
    Payment schedule:

    Deposit (Non-refundable) $500 to hold spot

    $2500 due November 19, 2022

    Remaining $1935 on February 11, 2023

Do you want to go BEYOND what is taught to Massage Therapist in the Cranial Field?  Needing to INTEGRATE cranial methods into your current practice? Are you looking for ANSWERS to what your palpation is telling you?  

If you answered "Yes" to any of the questions above, then this in-person course is for you.

What will you learn?


Accomplish better results treating persistent pain that is gentle for the patient/client.

  1. Introduction to concepts of craniosacral and craniomandibular orthopedics
  2. Introduction of basic principles of craniosacral
  3. Enhance your palpation and experience feeling the Cranial Rhythmical Impulse
  4. Explore of methods to influence the craniosacral system

Head to Tail Approach


Integrating soft and hard tissue approaches throughout the body that are useful for all types of people including very sensitive clients with persistent pain.

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. 

If you are interested in temporomandibular (TMJ) or concussion treatment this is a must.

Is this course right for me?


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.

  • You have taken one other cranial course and can feel the Cranial Rhythmical Impulse (cranial sacral rhythm)

Online Course Contents

Start using Cranial-Sacral Treatments Today!

Choose to become more effective

This course takes the manual therapist's palpation to the next level as we master our palpation of the Cranial Rhythmical Impulse (CRI) or Cranial Sacral Rhythm throughout the body.

We can use this as a powerful assessment tool to locate areas requiring assistance. You will use light pressures to influence the pelvis, cranium, dural tube and horizontal fascial membranes.



Lead Instructor

Robert Hackwood

A Registered Massage Therapist since 1992, Robert Hackwood - Dynamic Therapist - brings the success of his hands-on treatment and courses to the online arena in a state-of-the-art online program that all therapists can benefit from, regardless of their location. Robert explains:" Therapists can improve outcomes with less wear and tear. These courses help you to work smarter and easier so you can stand apart." Therapists can complete the training in the privacy of their own homes at a pace that works for them, saving time and money.

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.

What to expect

What amazing information will I see?

  • 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




  • Are there CMTBC Continuing Education Credits?

    Yes there are 14 PE for cycle 12 and 13 and I will be reapplying for credits for cycle 14

  • What are the prerequisites?

    • Registered health practitioner
    • One previous cranial course and being able to feel the Cranial Rhythmical Impulse
  • 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 (over 300 pages) will be provided to you at the workshop.

  • What is your Cancellation & Refund Policy?

    Cancellation & Refund Policy for In-Person (Mentorship) 20 day Courses

    A $45 administrative fee is withheld for any refunds processed.

    Cancellation will be accepted until 61 days prior to the start date of the course and a full refund of deposit given, minus the administration fee.

    There will be NO REFUNDS of deposit within 60 days of the course or if the registrant does not attend the course, your space has been reserved for you and no refund or transfer of fee will be given.

    Transfers must be within the same CEC Cycle or for courses already scheduled at the time of transfer.

    Robert Hackwood and Dynamic Therapies reserves the right to cancel any course due to insufficient participant demand or extenuating circumstances. In the event we must cancel a course, you may transfer to another course of equivalent value, or request a refund. While we will do everything possible to ensure participant satisfaction, our liability is limited to the tuition fee only.

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