Program: integrative therapy course

Characteristics and methodology of the training

Classroom-based training 360 hours in one academic year. 11 months -Monthly  classes. 35 hours per month
-Complete didactic material to follow the program, notes, manuals, audiovisuals, , etc., in addition to the classic text books  in the study of Craniosacral Therapy
-Dynamic classes, repetition method, in which the training is chained together during the academic year.


Characteristics and methodology of the training

– Study of the scientific bases of craniosacral practice.

– In-depth study of craniosacral biomechanics.

– Human physiology under a integrative approach.

– Techniques for the development of precision, palpatory sensitivity and listening sensitivity of the tissues.

– Therapeutic integration from Craniosacral Therapy, Kinesiology, Posturology and Sensory Stimulation.

1. To train competent craniosacral therapists in technical and perceptive knowledge and skills in order to develop quality integrative therapy.

2. To train within the bio-integrative concept, based on a global vision of the human being.

This training combines classical teachings in Craniosacral technique, with advanced techniques of Integrative Craniosacral Therapy, developed from an evolutionary approach in the tissue and neurosensorial approach, Posturology, Neuroinformational Kinesiology, and Fluidic techniques.

Craniosacral Osteopathy was born approximately in the second decade of the 20th century by the osteopath W.G. Sutherland, who elaborated an impressive work methodology based on the meticulous study of craniosacral biomechanics and its repercussions through the existing physiological connections with the rest of the body. In the last years of his life, Sutherland
“fluidified” his methodology and therapeutic concept, developing a much more subtle approach than that of classical osteopathy.

Subsequently, osteopaths such as James Jealous, took up Sutherland’s legacy to develop Craniosacral Biodynamics, based on a much more subtle and profound approach to fluid dynamics and our vital energy.
It is also worth mentioning the important and world-renowned work of the American Doctor of Osteopathy, John Upledger, who developed what is known as Craniosacral Therapy.
Craniosacral therapy is a powerful and profound therapeutic tool, we could say that it is the “art of subtlety in manual contact”. It can work at very deep levels and is very effective in the field of sensory stimulation in both adults and children.

Thanks to Kinesiology, it is the body of the patient who guides us to the type of information needed and at which biological level we should work, be it structural, chemical, proprioceptive, neurosensory, emotional or energetic… A non-conscious therapeutic dialogue is established from different disciplines integrated in the Integrative praxis.
In Integrative Therapy, the therapist is in a constant active, neutral and bio-logical listening of the “SYSTEM”, formed by the neurovegetative pathways of the body.
formed by the neurovegetative, neurosensory and neurovascular pathways, in relation to the person’s terrain.

Training of a face-to-face nature of 360 hours in one academic year.

– Classes in monthly seminars , 11 months (a weekend and one Friday per month).
– Complete didactic material to follow the program, notes, manuals, etc., in addition to the classic textbooks in the study of classic in the study of Craniosacral Therapy .
– Dynamic classes, repetition method, in which the training is chained together during the academic year.


Teaching methodology

– Precise vision of the physiological bases of the mechanical functioning of the cranial mechanical functioning of the cranial membrane system.

– Theoretical and anatomical bases for the application of bio-integrative therapy.

-Integration of the cranial, neuroinformational, kinesiological and postural systems.

-Understanding of the expansion effects of the Primary Respiratory Movement

-Primary Respiratory Movement (PRM)

-Study of osteology and cranial mechanics in order to understand the  capacity of movement and repercussion on other peripheral structures.

– Development and awareness of cranial “listening” skills.

– Development and awareness of the application of general body MRP and the different types of tides. and the different types of tides.

– Integration of the different systems of Integrative therapy in a manual therapy practice.

– Integration of the bioenergetic energetic system. Meeting points between Traditional Chinese Medicine and Western manual therapy.

– Integration of the Cranial system in Posturology. Work of the postural sensors with Biointegrative Neuroinformational therapy. Referral protocols. Interdisciplinary work.

– Kinesiology applied to the cranial system. somatoemotional technique.

  • Provision of didactic material, texts, images.
  • Periodic evaluations and working groups. Clinical cases.

The program is based in 5 study sections

1 Craneal system

– Osteopathic philosophy and concept. Osteopathic etiology (Reviews of Sutherland, Magoun, Wales, Upledger, Barral, Fryman, Jelous, Becker, Liem, etc.) We will learn how these osteopaths interrelate the different systems of the body. We learn how to give a reasoned Integrative session.

– Communication skills, psycho-emotional knowledge.

– History and principles of cranial technology. Membrane tension system. The Primary Respiratory Mechanism (PRM).

– Sutures, pivots, buttresses and cranial pillars.

– Fluidic expansion. The arteriovenous system and its influence The arteriovenous system and its influence on primary respiratory movement The venous sinuses.

– Cranial anatomy and physiology. Osteology, neuroanatomy,

-Cranial radiology.

– The cranial neuro- and viscera.

– Conventional and Integrative  concept. Methodology.

– Cranial Biomechanics. Occipital, frontal, temporal, parietal, sphenoid, ethmoid, vomer, upper maxilla, lower maxilla, zygomatic bone, nasal bone, palatines. Teeth.

– The fascial system, the four diaphragms.

– Myovisceroneurofascial chains.

– The child’s skull. Childbirth. Craniosacral therapy for children

– Cranial injuries: flexion, extension, torsion, sidebending rotation, lateral strain, vertical strain, dural rotation, sacral injuries, temporomandibular injuries, upper cervical spine injuries.

The coccyx.

  • Support of self-healing forces.
  • The art of listening.
  • Pumping and venous drainage.
  • Tissue connection and signs of integration.
  • Decompression techniques (lift, CV3, CV4, etc.).
  • Fascio-energetic untwisting techniques.
  • Specific cranial techniques according to fixations. Exaggeration, indirect techniques, direct technique, induction, sutural techniques, disangagement, modelling, multi-hand technique, support by pulmonary respiration, compression-decompression, membranous and fluidic techniques, visceral techniques, visceral-cranial techniques, fulcrums and fascial leverage points. and fascial leverage points.
  • Listening to the tissues. Tides and lines of force.
  • Reciprocal tension movement and inertial and natural fulcrums.
  • The long tide, the medium tide
  • Craniosacral therapy in relation to embryological development.
  • Listening Stations, Point of balance, Still point, V-Spread, Unwinding.
  • Somatoemotional release, neural manipulation and reflex points.

2 Contents in Biointegrative

  • Kinesiology applied to Craniosacral Therapy.
  • Neuroinformational kinesiology and infant sensory stimulation.
  • Bioenergetic, neurofocal and holistic dentistry applied to craniosacral therapy.
  • Craniosacral Therapy.
  • Craniosacral therapy and occlusion. Osteopathy and the visual system.
  • Behavioural optometry.
  • Postural receptors.
  • Primitive reflexes and sensory stimulation.
  • Referral protocols. Interdisciplinary work.
  • Craniosacral therapy and muscle chains.
  • Somatoemotional and emotional cyst release. Memory of the
  • Tissue memory. Therapeutic dialogue. Significant Upledger detector.
  • Clinical and Methodology in Craniosacral Therapy
  • Integrative Craniosacral Therapy

3 Contents Neuroinformational Kinesiology I

Contents Neuroinformational Kinesiology I

– Neurotransmitters and cognitive function

– Cortical motility

– Personalities according to neurotransmitters

– Cortical localization therapy. Sagittal suture and cognition

– Interhemispheric integration, corpus callosum and laterality.

– Photo-auditory integration and cortical stimulation

– Digestive system, learning and cognition

– Visual system, posture and learning. Optic thalamus

– Brain gymnastics exercises to stimulate concentration and learning.

– Pain memory. Central and peripheral pain

– Energy meridians and pain.

4 Contents Neuroinformational Kinesiology II

– Fluid dynamics applied to kinesiology.

– Tidal listening and diagnosis

– Systemic transparietal fluctuation

– Advanced substitute techniques

– Auto-testing

– Ionisation

– Proprioceptive centration, gait, hyoid and cloacal reflex

– Isotonic test for phosphate and B group vitamin deficiency

– Vitamin B12, vitamin D and C deficiency, fatty acids.


5 Contents in Posturology

  • The dentoocclusal sensor
  • Interdisciplinary work between optometrist and Craniosacral Therapist
  • The visual sensor.
  • Neurophysiology of the visual system
  • Referential tests of visual information
  • Posturological tests
  • Optometric tests
  • Kinesiological tests
  • Interdisciplinary work between optometrist and Craniosacral Therapist
  • The dent occlusal sensor
  • Interfering focus
  • Occlusion and posture
  • Referential tests of occlusal information
  • Posturological tests
  • Optometric tests
  • Kinesiological tests
  • Interdisciplinary work between dentist and craniosacral therapist.
  • Biomechanics of the spine from Posturology.
  • Introduction to the course of Integrative therapy II.

Training requirements

This course is suitable for alternative therapists who are interested in learning a reasoned and specialized way of working in manual therapy.

The student should have at least 200 hours of study and two years of practice.

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