CranioSacral Therapy 2 Virtual (CS2-V)

Moving Beyond the Dura for Assessing Acute and Chronic Conditions

Prerequisite: CranioSacral Therapy 1 (CS1) and thorough working knowledge of the 10-Step Protocol.

CranioSacral Therapy 2 (CS2)

Prerequisite: Professional healthcare practitioner, student in healthcare program or graduate awaiting licensure/accreditation with experience in sensitive, light-touch palpation, successful attendance in CranioSacral Therapy 1 (CS1) and a thorough working knowledge of the 10-Step Protocol. Course participants typically include a variety of healthcare professionals, including massage therapists, acupuncturists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, osteopaths, chiropractors, speech therapists, athletic trainers, midwives, nurses and more.

CranioSacral Therapy 2 (CS2) greatly expands the work learned in CS1 and completes the biomechanical CranioSacral Therapy training. The hands-on sessions will focus on cranial base dysfunctions, the masticatory system-hard palate, mandible and temporomandibular joint, whole body evaluation and the energy cyst with regional unwinding.

Course Highlights

  • Cranial-base dysfunctions as assessed and treated by Dr. William Sutherland, the originator of Cranial Osteopathy. These strain patterns can produce profound full-body effects.
  • Review of the 10-Step Protocol.
  • Adverse strain patterns of the face, to include: nasal bones, zygomatic bones, maxillae, vomer, and palatines. Stressful patterns of the bony face can cause a myriad of issues related to the face, throat, intracranial membrane system, the entire body and physiological systems.
  • Arcing is an assessment technique used to locate primary strain (lesion) patterns. Advanced CS practitioners use this assessment technique most often for its accuracy and speed.
  • Regional Positional Tissue Release is used to locate body positions that are most helpful in releasing lesion patterns. It is an elegant and efficient treatment process.
  • Facilitated Segments are spinal cord areas that can cause debilitating issues. Using a process to locate these segments and then treat them is essential to a CS protocol, especially when working with clients experiencing chronic issues.
  • Fascial Glide is an assessment technique used to precisely locate fascial lesions. If more than one lesion is found then a process of determining the primary lesion will be used.
  • Discussion of adaptation of CS technique for children.
  • How to effectively integrate techniques from CS1 and CS2 into treatment sessions of any length, or in combination with other modalities.
  • Discussion of SomatoEmotional Release.

Learning Objectives

  • Build the foundation to understand the craniosacral system and study techniques to effect change
  • Discuss and describe the anatomy and physiology of the craniosacral system and its relationship to illness, pain and dysfunction
  • Practice and refine your light-touch palpation skills to access subtle restrictions in the body by focusing on the cranium, sacrum, craniosacral rhythm and related soft tissue
  • Evaluate and treat sphenobasilar lesions and bones of the hard palate as they relate to the craniosacral system
  • Discuss application of craniosacral techniques for children
  • Demonstrate and evaluate the fascial segments
  • Demonstrate and evaluate arcing, fascial glide, dural tube and listening stations
  • Demonstrate energy cysts, definitions, clinical significance
  • Demonstrate regional tissue release
  • Demonstrate facilitated segments


"Highly recommend this (CS2-V)! I did CS2 virtually, then followed up with the in-person class and feel I learned, retained and joined the dots SOOOO much more than just doing the in-person class."

C.L. Bean

After attending CS2 in a virtual format, in order to attend the next level of study, SomatoEmotional Release 1 (SER1), in addition to the recommended practice and reading, please complete one of the following:

  • Attend a CS2 class in person, at no charge
  • Attend a Clinical Application of CranioSacral Therapy (CACS) program
  • Attend a special one day program we have created for the CS2 virtual students SomatoEmotional Release 1 Readiness Check-Out (SER1-CK)
    These are subject to change, and we encourage you to check with your teacher/facilitator at the class for any updates, and course availability.

Class Details

This course is offered for 2.4 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Related area).

Contact hours and more complete CEU information is available online.