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Course Overview:

  • Title: Craniosacral
  • Pre-Requisites: None
  • Total Hours: 36
  • Cost: TBA (Payment plans available)
  • Register online, or call 831-476-2115 for more information.

Course Objectives:

  • The student will be able to give a complete 60 minute basic Craniosacral therapy massage session upon completion of this course. This includes but is not limited to:
    • Understanding the history and principles of craniosacral therapy
    • Understanding the basic anatomy of the nervous system including CNS, PNS and ANS
    • Understanding the anatomy of the cranial bones including the structure and function of the cranial vault bones: parietal, temporal, frontal, occipital, ethmoid and sphenoid
    • Understanding the anatomy of cranial membranes and cerebrospinal fluid. Understand the physiology of stress: sympathetic nerves and the contraction of cranial membranes, bones and reduction of cerebrospinal fluid flow
    • Practitioner body mechanics and perceptual skills
    • Appropriate pressure and the use of body fulcrums for providing a gentle CST session
    • Learn palpation skills to identify stress and tension in the craniosacral system
    • Perform a full 60 minute protocol of craniosacral therapy
    • Perform inducing a craniosacral still point
    • Knowledge of the reciprocal tension membrane between the cranium and the sacrum
    • Perform relaxing protocols on the cranium and sacrum to increase parasympathetic activity and stress reduction
    • Learn basic communication skills regarding stress, chronic pain and trauma
Craniosacral Massage

Craniosacral therapy is a gentle, noninvasive form of bodywork that addresses the bones of the head, spinal column and sacrum. The goal is to release compression in those areas which alleviates stress and pain.

Course Description

In this course, students learn how to give a 60 minutecraniosacral session. The courseprovides students with a basic understanding of the history and principles of craniosacral therapy; basic anatomy and physiology of the central nervous system; anatomy of the craniosacral system and its bones, articulations, membranes and fluids; the physiology of stress and its reduction.