Introduction to CranioSacral Therapy
with MeriJayd O'Connor
Saturday-Sunday, May 20-21, 2023
10am - 5pm
12 CEs

Workshop Description

A massage therapy career is rewarding but also physically taxing. Deep bodywork is not always about deep pressure, and the client’s body will show us the way.

The Introduction to CranioSacral Therapy workshop will present the basic history and discovery of the Craniosacral System (CS) basic physiologic functions of the CS system, palpation skills, and how to work indirectly and directly with the craniosacral system. Students will learn how a light touch can produce profound changes in the nervous and fascia systems. The techniques are presented by a qualified Upledger CranioSacral Therapist.

Students will demonstrate palpation of the CranioSacral Rhythm and be able to describe the rhythm using the presented evaluation tools. They will demonstrate the proper hand placement on all techniques. Students will use the right amount of pressure in order to properly perform the techniques.

The learning objectives of the course include:

  • Students will be able to list clinical considerations for each technique.
  • Students will know the contraindications of still points.
  • Students will practice communication skills for feedback from the client in order to make the techniques more effective and comfortable.

About the Presenter

MeriJayd O'Conner headshot in front of pink flowersMeriJayd O'Connor, CST-D, LMT, MTI is a diplomate-certified CranioSacral Therapist through the Upledger Institute. She has been in private practice for over 19 years. She owns Austin CranioSacral Therapy where she offers private and multi-hands sessions for infants, children and adults.
MeriJayd runs an Upledger study group for practitioners and helps prepare students for certification. She brings her passions for movement and dance, cultivating gardens, and the joy of motherhood to her work allowing for creativity and grounding to support her clients’ healing journeys. She can be reached at