New Jersey Massage Continuing Education - Craniosacral Massage
Craniosacral Integration Module II
with Annette Joubert, LMT
8 credits, 9:30-6:00pm, $175
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Course Difficulty Level: Intermediate
This class builds upon the protocols and practice of CST I. The instruction and practice moves into the prone and supine use of craniosacral techniques utilizing coupled holds as described in the book: “The Heart of Listening” Hugh Milnes. Craniosacral Therapy is a whole-body hand on application of gentle palpation, traction, compression, and rocking. With this modality you can relieve or “release” the stress and restrictions that may impair nervous system function. Dr. Sutherland, an Osteopath in the 1950’s was the father of craniosacral therapy in the United States. It was designed as a systematic approach gentle touch to bring balance to the central nervous system. Craniosacral work is not a diagnosis. It is a way to listen to the patient body and optimize functional movement with little force. During a session the body is free to move into new space and increase range of motion. Patients enjoy a calming experience. The subtle movements and relaxation assist the body’s natural self-correcting mechanism. This work is intended for adult patients only
Learning Outcomes: At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to:
Demonstrate the knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of the CranioSacral System done by review and self-testing.
- Understand the biomechanics (physics) of CranioSacral techniques both prone and supine.
- Perform protocols from published works of Dr. Upledger
- Utilize methods as described in Hugh Milnes book “The Heart of Listening”.
- Understand the relationship of tension in the Ischial tuberosity and Occipital base.
- Perform Sacral and Sacral Iliac joint mobilization techniques
- Perform Frontal and Sphenoid release techniques
- Perform Coupled holds
- Acknowledge indications, precautions and contraindications for CranioSacral Therapy.
- Be able to with distal indirect unwinding processes.