Since 2000, I have been offering a course called Craniosacral Therapy for Massage Therapists. The program contains 60 contact hours, and is divided into one of two formats: four weekends, or two modules of four days each. The curriculum contains the following components:
- history of osteopathy and craniosacral therapy
- anatomy of the craniosacral system and description of the Cranial Concept
- development of palpation skills to assess craniosacral motion and “listen to the tissues”
- application of therapeutic principles to treat myofascial structures such as muscles, tendons and ligaments, including trigger points and scar tissue
- myofascial release of the diaphragms of the body: respiratory and pelvic diaphragms, thoracic inlet and the cranial base
- treatment of the cranial and spinal dura
- balancing of the osseous components of the body and treatment of joint restrictions in the pelvis, vertebral column and cranium, specifically: the sacrum and iliac bones, the vertebra and ribs, and the bones of the cranial base, vault and face.
- application of therapeutic tools such as the V-spread, the CV4, and the venous sinuses
This course has been approved for 30 CEUs by the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario.
A certificate of completion will be granted to anyone completing the course.