Craniosacral Therapy Level 2
BONES OF THE SKULL, FACE & MOUTH
Prerequisite: Craniosacral Therapy Level 1
This seminar presents a set of techniques for working with the cranium. Other than Osteopathy, most manual treatment programs do not address the mobility of the skull bones, which is so critical to the health and functioning of the central nervous system. Cranial work also is very useful in addressing intra-oral, TMJ, ear and sinus problems.
The focus of Level 2 is on assessment and treatment of lesions in the cranium and facial bones. A full set of skills to address 16 bones in the cranium will be presented. The techniques build upon and integrate with Level 1 techniques for working with the cranial membranes, as well as the connections within the entire body. Healthcare professionals who complete Levels 1 and 2 will have a comprehensive set of Craniosacral skills in the bio-mechanical - structural approach to address restrictions in the body and head. In addition, this seminar provides the necessary skills for massage therapists to apply for Intraoral Endorsement in the State of Washington. Further integration of these skills with a holistic approach to the mind, body, and spirit is presented in Level 3.
Upon completion of this class you will be able to:
- Conduct a basic cranial bone assessment of the head, using movements of the cranial and facial bones to determine restriction patterns in the head.
- Explain the differences between open, fixed, and compressed sphenoid lesion patterns.
- Assess and develop a plan for releasing restrictions associated with the sphenoid bone lesion pattern.
- Conduct a basic assessment and treatment of the ethmoid bone, with relation to the bones around it.
- Conduct a basic assessment and treatment of the vomer bone, with relation to the bones around it.
- Conduct a basic assessment and treatment of the maxilla bone, with relation to the bones around it.