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Craniosacral Therapy

Craniosacral Therapy

Craniosacral Therapy is a form of manual therapy that uses a range of manipulation techniques to reestablish anatomical and energetic balance of the craniosacral system. Like the other systems of the body, normal range of motion in all tissues must be maintained to ensure optimal health and vitality. Over time, even a small restriction in a deep mem­brane, facial or cranial bone can have a big impact throughout the spine, skull, and eventually the whole body. As time passes, and strain mechanically spreads, decreased bodily motion contributes to decreased bodily function.

This is often the case with unresolved whiplash injuries perhaps long ago underestimated, marginalized, or sim­ply forgotten. Some other com­mon mechanical influences that can ad­verse­ly effect the cra­nio­sa­cral sys­tem include dental, facial, or head trauma; forceps and/or extraction de­livery, as well as a seriously bruised or broken coccyx bone from an old fall, accident, or injury.

Craniosacral Therapy helps unwind local as well as whole body tension patterns. Craniosacral Therapy is a catalyst for deep release, restoration, and relaxation.

“Natural forces are governing the mobility and motility of the craniosacral mechanism”

– William Sutherland

Structural Craniosacral Integration

Embedded at the heart of the original Rolfing 10 – series recipe, Ida Rolf positioned the craniosacral anatomy at the centerpiece. Sequenced into the 7th hour, the last of the ‘deep’ sessions, the face and cranium would be addressed now that all the set-up work from the neck down had been completed. Structural Craniosacral is a fascial anatomy approach to Craniosacral Therapy rooted in physical mobility. Through precise manipulations of the fascia associated with the cranial, facial, and sacral bones the craniosacral system will achieve a higher order of physical equipoise.

Seeing midline as an organizing principle unto itself, students will learn visual & palpatory assessment skills to evaluate for mobility, symmetry, and tone. Designed to compliment your current skills, decompression, and mobilization techniques will be demonstrated, explained, and practiced in practical labs.

This class also serves as a bridge between anatomy and energy by embracing their interrelationship as a natural symbiotic state.

In the quest to meet the body on its own terms mobility enhances motility as Qi cannot optimally flow where fascia is fixated.

Structural Visceral Integration

Structural Visceral is a fascial anatomy approach to visceral mo­bil­iza­tion. Through precise ma­ni­pu­la­tions of the fascia and membranes associated with the thoracic, ab­dominal, and pelvic cavities, the visceral system will achieve a higher order of physical equipoise. Seeing midline as an organizing principle unto itself, students will learn visual and palpatory assessment skills to evaluate for mobility, symmetry, and tone. Particular attention will be paid to the re­la­tion­ships between the bones and membranes (pleura, peri­to­neum, and pelvic floor). Mo­bil­ity at these interfacing layers will be em­pha­sized.

When structural issues aren’t resolving from conventional ap­proach­es, the proverbial anatomical ‘elephant in the room’ might be the visceral anatomy. Designed to compliment your current skills, de­com­pres­sion and mobilization tech­niques will be demonstrated, ex­plained, and practiced in practical labs.

This class also serves as a bridge between anatomy and energy by embracing their interrelationship as a natural symbiotic state. In the quest to meet the body on its own terms mobility enhances motility as Qi cannot optimally flow where fascia is fixated.