Craniosacral Concepts

Craniosacral – Concepts, Principles, History

This collection contains posts that are primarily about craniosacral concepts, principles of treatment, and history. This is a great place to grok the landscape of this field.


Concepts, like the difference between biodynamic and osteopathic approaches, help to understand craniosacral through contrast. Similarly, Principles, like joint play and skeletal correlations, help to put the treatment into a usable context. Finally, history and individual cases help to provide practical perspectives when conceptual ideas need to be grounded.

Integrative Craniosacral Manual

Many of the posts in this collection are sections from the manual on Integrative Craniosacral. It covers a wide range of topics including principles, methodology, anatomy, techniques, protocols, and worksheets. This video is a 5-minute review of the content.

This collection will continue to grow as sections are updated and revised for content and readability.

Tony Preston

Tony Preston, LMT has been treating adults and children since the early 90s. He has authored a number of texts on neuromuscular and craniosacral techniques. He has taught Neuromuscular Therapy for ASHA School of Massage and craniosacral the National Institute of Craniosacral Studies. He currently teaches seminars in Integrative Craniosacral techniques at The Body Guild.

Recent Posts

Trapezius – Massage & Bodywork Collection

https://youtu.be/iA0o1GfYQ48 Overview Here, you will find all the posts related to this muscle, including Pain…

6 days ago

Sphenoid Decompression – Craniosacral Technique

Overview Sphenoid Decompression is a staple of craniosacral techniques. It is involved in many protocols…

1 week ago

Stretching the Deep Calf Muscles

Overview Here, you will find a few short steps for stretching the deep compartment of…

1 week ago

Tibialis Posterior- Massage Therapy Notes

Overview Here, you will find massage and bodywork notes for the tibialis posterior. Assessment Inverted…

2 weeks ago

NMT Protocol – Ankle Decompression

This protocol treats the ankle joints through NMT. Pelvic balancing and other approaches are discussed…

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Neuromuscular Protocol – Posterior Low Leg

This protocol treats the posterior low leg through NMT. Pelvic balancing and other approaches are…

2 weeks ago