Craniosacral-Lymphatic Integration

The "CLI Class"

18 CEUs, $498 U.S., Pre-requisite: BE2 or equivalent training

"The lymphatics are closely and universally connected with the spinal cord and all other nerves, long or short, universal or separate and all drink from the waters of the brain."

-- A.T. Still


Photos from our November 2017 Craniosacral-Lymphatic Integration Class:

The "Craniosacral-Lymphatic Integration (CLI) (TM) class from Don Ash, PT, CSTA-CP-I is a three-day class for craniosacral therapy practitioners with a desire to enhance their practice with the knowledge and skills to integrate basic lymphatic manual technique into their CST treatment and practice.


In light of new and evolving research being published and appearing on sites such as -- it is important that we explore and learn basic techniques in lymphatic drainage in order to enhance CSF re-absorption and make the Craniosacral System more efficient and our CST treatment more effective and complete. Note that the above-referenced website is "Fluids and Barriers of the CNS" an open access, peer-reviewed journal that considers manuscripts on all CNS fluids and barrier systems in health and disease. It is affiliated with the International Brain Barriers Society (IBBS) and the International Society for Hydrocephalus and CSF Disorders (ISHCSF).


Topics explored:

  • Review of Lymphatic anatomy
  • Review of Craniosacral structural anatomy
  • Exploring the research suggesting the presence of lymphatic influence in the absorption of CSF in the brain, spine and body
  • Basic CST and Lymphatic manual technique integration
  • Clinical applications, conditions and precautions
  • Extensive hands-on learning and supervised practice

The attending student will:

  • Learn Lymphatic anatomy, location, structure and function
  • Learn how to integrate lymphatic facilitation in a CST session
  • Be able to recognize the symbiotic relationship between CST and CSF production and MLT and CSF re-absorption
  • Be able to apply basic lymphatic techniques as part of a CST session as needed based on knowledge of clinical applications, contraindications and patient populations.

2024 Dates and Locations:

  • April 19-21 - Rochester, New Hampshire with Don Ash, PT, CSTA-CP-I
  • May 24-26 - Reading, Pennsylvania with Charise Rogosky, LMT, CSTA-CP-I, CLDT


Three-day class, 18 CEUs (NCBTMB), 9.5 Category A (CMTNB)

Pre-requisite is CSTA BE2 or CST1 or equivalent.

Study guides will be provided.

Registration Fee: $498 U.S. ($200 deposit with registration) 

Class size will be limited.


Suggested Reading:

  • "Modalities for Massage and Bodywork, 2nd Edition" 2015 Elsevier: Chapter 7 "Manual Lymphatic Drainage" by Robert Harris and Chapter 4 "Craniosacral Therapy" by Don Ash and Sharon Desjarlais available at Amazon
  • "Silent Waves" 2004 IHH Publishing by Bruno Chikly available at Amazon
  • "Atlas of Human Anatomy" 1989, CIBA-GEIGY by Frank H. Netter available at Amazon

Feedback from a student at our March CLI class in North Carolina:

"What a wonderful health-giving three days Don and Sheryl provided. I was expecting a lot and got much more. Don did a masterful job teaching Craniosacral-Lymphatic Integration making it easy to understand and blend into my practice. I was blessed to be his demo on Sunday and experience first hand his Intention and Integration of CST and MLD that blended into an amazing Somatic Emotional Process. Then to put this experience into practice with Don's hands touching my hands and fellow student at the same time with feedback from both was very reinforcing. A very special Thanks to Don for making this Integration so easy and effective. My first client Monday, a long-time lover of this work, finished the treatment feeling her "Body of Water" and was still talking about "Water Wheels" and "Water Bars" as she was leaving our office. Don Ash is an incredible teacher that I will think about every day. Thanks from every drop of water in my body."


Larry S. Sellers, LMT

Click below to see Charise Rogosky's short video from the CLI class November 2017:

Read Don Ash's "Cranial Circle" Article on "The Craniosacral Lymphatic Connection"

Click the image to the right to read Don Ash's recent "Cranial Circle" article about his thoughts on the craniosacral lymphatic connection. Don's "Circle" articles appear periodically on the CST Alliance Facebook page under the "Notes" section. They can also be seen on the Don's Circle page of this website.

Illustration Copyright 2017 Don Ash, PT, CSTA-CP of the CST Alliance

2 Steps to Register: Complete Reg. Form, Pay for Class

Step 1: Register for the CLI Class

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Payment plans are available for students. Please phone Jill at the CST Alliance office for more information. 603-948-2820

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Questions about this class or want to register by phone? Please call the CST Alliance office at 603-948-2820 and ask for Jill.

Suggested reading: "Lessons From the Sessions, Reflections of Journeys in Craniosacral Therapy" by Don Ash, PT, CSTA-CP-I, Introduction by John Upledger

In this book Don Ash presents a collection of essays on clinical lessons learned from his patients as a definition of CST for the patient and as a clinical example for the therapist. Written in 2005 and still highly recommended by patients and therapists who have said "It's a great read!" It's not mandatory to take the class, just suggested.

$25 for book shipped to you within U.S. or $20 for book picked up at class