Cranial Sacral Therapy
Become a certified Cranial Sacral Therapist. Register today!
Cranial Sacral Therapy (CST) is a gentle, physical, re-alignment modality that corrects restrictions in the body to relieve pain, increase mobility and reduce stress. CST is a valuable asset to add to your existing health care skills.
Are you passionate about health, and interested in offering a gentle, body-centered therapy to your clients? Fullfill your goals as a Cranial Sacral Therapist!
Building on a history of solid health programming, Langara is the only public post-secondary institution in BC to offer training in this field of study. By studying cranial sacral therapy (CST, craniosacral) you will uncover the fascinating world of body intelligence. For years Langara's Cranial Sacral Therapy Certificate Program has prepared students to enter the industry with the in depth training and professional experience to succeed.
This program provides you with a functional understanding of craniosacral therapy, and teaches the fine manual skills for therapeutic assessment and treatment. Cranial Sacral (also known as Craniosacral) is based on knowledge of anatomy and physiology, and is an increasingly popular modality requested by clients because of its gentle effective healing support. Health care professionals in the field of massage therapy, physiotherapy, chiropractic, and nursing use craniosacral therapy in their scope of practice.
Each of our certificate programs are taught by experts in their fields. Learn the theory and practical competencies to supplement your current career, or to enter into this exciting field of health care. CST program summary
Cranial Sacral Therapy (CST, craniosacral)
Cranial Sacral therapy is a gentle and profound healing art that supports the body’s natural capacity for self-repair by freeing fascial restrictions. Restrictions in the body can cause dysfunction on both the physical and emotional level. Craniosacral therapy uses specific palpation skills to identify the cranial sacral rhythm and various tissues in the body. Specific hand placements are taught for decompression techniques and fascial release.
Fascia is a body tissue that maintains structural integrity by providing support and protection, and it acts as a shock absorber. Restrictions in the body are most often the result of inflammation due to various types of trauma, surgical procedures, and chronic pain conditions. Fascia is found throughout the entire body. It penetrates and surrounds muscles, bones, organs, nerves, and blood vessels. It is a continuous, three-dimensional web that extends from head to toe, and from front to back.
Using gentle touch while the client is fully clothed, therapists work with the body’s innate inclination toward health to:
- improve the function of the nervous system
- reduce headaches
- increase mobility and range of motion.
Also known as:
- Cranial Sacral or CranioSacral
- craniosacral massage
- craniosacral healing
- craniosacral therapy
- cranial osteopathy
- CST (or C.S.T.)
- occasionally also called: bodywork
- a form of Complementary Alternative Medicine (CAM)
Langara certificate programs are designed to provide students with the highest quality of education in their chosen field. To ensure that this education will be valued in the marketplace, programs are reviewed and assessed by Langara College’s Health and Human Services Advisory Committee, comprised of leading business and health-care professionals. All certificate programs must be vetted through Langara College’s Education Council before receiving approval as a certificate program.
Whatever your goals, whether you are seeking a new career, upgrading your skills, or are simply passionate about pursuing your dream, strengthen your credentials with the Langara name behind you.