Practical Details

Posted 10/28/13 by Malcolm Hiort and filed under:

Front Ivanhoe room

Venue: The workshops are held at 8 Stanley Street Ivanhoe, 10 km north-east of Melb. CBD.
Ivanhoe train station is a 15 min walk away.
Payment: Each workshop costs $450 (incl. GST) Credit Card payment in person or by telephone is available.
Deposit: Secure your booking with a deposit by posting a $100 cheque or money order to Malcolm Hiort, 8 Stanley St. Ivanhoe, 3079.
Direct Debit: BSB: 063212 Account: 10182874 (please include your name in your payment description)

15 C.P.E. points with MMA, 16 points with ATMS, eligible with other associations such as BTAA and STAA) A workshop manual will be posted with your receipt. The balance of workshop fees is due on workshop date.


The aim of the workshop is to introduce students to Craniofascial Therapy in a practical way, building a bridge between textbooks and your hands, including a simplified approach to anatomy and physiology where this is clinically relevant. The emphasis is on treatment principles and tactile ‘listening’ to the fascial tension patterns of the body as they respond.


We will learn to palpate the cranial rhythm at different body locations. It can be used as an assessment reference point as well as a motor force to utilise in releasing restrictions. Doing this is like using your hands as gears, to engage with the body’s motor. This takes time and experience but has many therapeutic benefits.


Moving up the body from the feet to the cranial base during the course of the Level One workshop, release techniques are learned to address the transverse fascial diaphragms and other body fascia, in preparation for more subtle and specific cranial techniques taught in subsequent workshops. We learn first on a big simple scale and use those same methods when releasing the smaller, more complex structures of the head in Level Two and Level Three.


Your existing skills are enhanced with this gentle yet profound approach to healing as ‘new’ body areas become treatable with useful therapy principles. It is quite a different way of working, compared to using massage techniques.