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:

This new class from Don Ash "Craniosacral-Lymphatic Integration (CLI) (TM) 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 www.CerebrospinalFluidResearch.com -- 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.

This 3-day CLI Class is offered on the following dates and locations in 2018:

  • March 23-25, 2018 in North Carolina, 101 Waxhaw Professional Park Dr., #101E, Waxhaw, NC 28173
  • April 13-15, 2018 in ACTM, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada (Registration is directly with the ANBMT phone 506-452-6972 or email anbmt@anbmt.ca Please email first, then phone.)
  • May 24-26, 2018 in Ireland, to register please email IACST directly at: info@iacst.ie
    (2 Day CST Retreat following CLI Class on May 27-28. To register please email IACST directly at: info@iacst.ie)
  • June 22-24, 2018 in Rochester, New Hampshire, Instructor: Don Ash, PT, CSTA-CP
  • November 2-4, 2018 in Reading-Wyomissing, Pennsylvania, Instructor: Charise Rogosky, LMT, CSTA-CP 

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) 

Ireland Registration Fee: Contact IACST for registration fees info@iacst.ie

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."

Sincerely, 

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.

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

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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.