with Liz Hoffmaster
Sunday, April 27
**10% discount for TLC students/grads**
This class is an introduction to cranial sacral concepts. What is the cranial sacral system? It is the peaceful part of the autonomic nervous system, the parasympathetic branch that balances the sympathetic branch. These two systems control rest/digest and fight/flight conditions respectively.
In this busy world we are governed by our sympathetics and constantly acting as though we are running from the sabertooth tiger with the simplest of tasks. This is supposed to be balanced out by the peaceful parasympathetic system, a system ignored and neglected.
What nerves run this system? Nerves coming from the head/cranium and the pelvis/sacrum. This is the essence of cranial sacral therapy.
Learning how to work on the cranium and sacrum can balance the autonomic nervous system, modulate the excesses of our modern world and soften the impact of over thinking and over doing; these are the stresses that exhaust the sympathetic/adrenal system and overwhelm out ability to rest & relax/parasympathetic.
This class teaches you basic cranial anatomy and some very effective, gentle manual techniques to treat the system.
Liz Hoffmaster, graduated in 1991 with a degree in Physical Therapy from UT Medical Branch in Galveston and from the Austin School of Massage Therapy in 1999. Over the years, she has taught Breathing Pattern Dysfunction, Strain and Counterstrain, and Introduction to Lymphatic Work. She has also made educational presentations to the general public and support groups. She has attended approximately 1500 hours of postgraduate classes, which have given her a diverse tool bag with which to treat people with many and varied issues. For the last 22 years, she has been working full time, using an eclectic combination of osteopathic manual techniques and exercises, in order to assist the client with returning to optimal function. Specialty areas include sports injuries, miscellaneous pain syndromes, respiratory dysfunction, post surgical trauma, lymphatic problems, and women’s health issues.