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I​ntro to Cranial Sacral Therapy

(7 Hours)

 Cranial sacral therapy is a hands on method that uses a very light touch that can improve health and function. The course will introduce the terms and hands on palpation techniques along with the 10 step protocol needed to implement and practice this healing art. This course is only a beginning introduction to the art & science of understanding the complex anatomy & physiology of this therapy. The students will need much practice after and it’s recommended for a serious student to take the CST 1 course (4 days) at an Upledger Institute sponsored workshop to really master this therapy. This course provides a wonderful introduction and beginning techniques to get you practicing. The course syllabus includes introduction/right-left brain approach; light forces of touch, craniosacral system and its discovery; palpation-types & styles/listening stations; fascia & diaphragms (tissue release; therapeutic pulse); anatomical review of cranium and other areas of body involved; difference of working with newborns, infants, and children from adults; specific clinical cautions & applications; 10 step protocol; and step by step implementation of various treatment sessions with hands on practice. A certificate of completion is received which can be used toward PA or NJ massage license renewal.

About the Instructor 

Laird MacCubbin, LMT, BS, MA, AMTA

Teaches Massaging Special Population Clients, and Intro to Cranial Sacral. Laird has been a practicing massage therapist since 1983, and has taught a large variety of massage modalities extensively at various local massage schools. These modalities include Anatomy, Kinesiology, Pathology, Law and Ethics, Energy Modalities, Swedish, Sports Massage, Chair Massage, Special Populations, Cranial Sacral, Thai yoga, hydrotherapy, business, and aromatherapy. He holds a masters degree in Therapeutic Recreation, a BS in Human Development, and a diploma in Massage Therapy from Lehigh Valley Healing Arts Academy. He worked 1983 to 2000 at Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Hospital as a certified massage therapist and recreation therapist, working with brain injury patients, amputees, strokes, and spinal cord injured. He currently is a self employed massage therapist and also works at a chiropractic center since 2005.



Call 610-419-3535 or Contact Us. Register with at least a $40 deposit more than 3 weeks in advance for the lowest price and to save your spot.

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If we have more than one scheduled class date, only the flyer for the first upcoming class is available online. To see other class dates click here for the Continuing Education Course Calendar.

Praise for Laird

"I thoroughly enjoy Laird's relaxed approach. He is down to earth and makes me feel relaxed as a learner." -Student from November 2015 class

"Great instructor, very patient." -Student from August 2016 class

"It was very informative and lots of hands on, which is the best way to learn." -Student from August 2016 class


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