Jumozy Offers Online Craniosacral Therapy Continuing Education Course, MASSAGE MagazineIn this new massage home-study course, learn how to use craniosacral therapy to alleviate the restrictions on the craniosacral flow that can cause illness, pain and dysfunction.

In Jumozy’s new online Craniosacral Therapy course (5 CE hours; $60), certified massage therapist John Hoffmann walks students through the techniques used in a general craniosacral therapeutic session, to assess and palpate the fluidity of the craniosacral system, which affects the body’s overall health.

Jumozy, a division of Salon Channel Inc., provides online continuing education and training for massage therapists. Jumozy is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a continuing education approved provider.

This NCBTMB-approved course incorporates video footage from the award-winning Craniosacral Therapy Techniques video, produced by Aesthetic VideoSource, of step-by-step demonstrations with close-ups, so students can easily see the techniques used. He demonstrates the strokes and a complete routine for providing a complete therapeutic session on the body, from the cranium to the sacrum. Hoffmann details each step thoroughly. Hoffmann also discusses benefits and contraindications, origins and theories, craniosacral system’s anatomy and physiology, how the system affects the body’s well-being, and how to integrate craniosacral therapy with other modalities.

The craniosacral therapy continuing education course is broken down into small, manageable units, with quizzes to test and reinforce knowledge. Video footage breaks up text with discussions and demonstrations of the procedure.

At the end of the course, upon satisfactory assessment scores, students can immediately print out a certificate of achievement. Resources are included for licensing and further information.

Craniosacral therapy is a holistic, hands-on technique in which the practitioner creates very subtle movements, mostly along the bony structures of the cranium and at the sacrum, using concepts that date back thousands of years and buttressed by 20th century medical research.

The craniosacral system covers the area from the cranium to the sacrum, including the structures of the brain, the spinal column, the spinal cord, the network of nerves branching from the spinal cord that enervate the body, the connective tissue involved between the bones of the vertebral column and spinal cord, and, finally, the cerebrospinal fluid of the body. A set of rhythms–the breath of life–are central to the functioning of the craniosacral system, and they can be palpated.

“The craniosacral fluid is the source of healing and vitality,” says Hoffmann. “In a state of deep relaxation and quiet, a practitioner can tap into the body’s own innate abilities to heal itself.”

Hoffmann is a certified massage therapist, practicing in the Los Angeles, California, area for more than 15 years. He completed his massage therapy studies at the Institute of Psycho-Structural Balancing in California. He is also the featured expert in the Myofascial Release Techniques and award-winning Craniosacral Therapy Techniques instructional videos produced by Aesthetic VideoSource.

For more information, visit www.jumozy.com or call (801) 280-9084.