Newly Published Research on the CranioSacral Rhythm



Presentation Description

In this zoom event researcher Thomas Rasmussen, PhD, MSc, CST-D will present his recent scientific paper that pertains to the craniosacral rhythm.

Thomas's paper, a study exploring rhythmic oscillations of the human head, was published in the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies entitled Direct Measurement of the Rhythmic Motions of the Human Head Identifies a Third Rhythm by Thomas Rosenkilde Rasmussen and Karl Christian Meulengracht.

A central concept in CranioSacral Therapy, and at the same time controversial, is the concept of a unique rhythmic movement separate from arterial and respiratory rhythms. Palpation of this unique rhythm is used in treatment by a high number of therapists worldwide. A significant source of the criticism and controversy of both the existence and reported range of a unique rhythm in humans is the subjective approach to study rhythmic movements by palpation.

The aim of this study was;

  • To characterize the rhythmic movements on the head relating to the arterial, respiratory, and a possible third rhythm
  • To describe the nature of the third movement
  • To define the normative range of the third rhythm in humans using an objective method.

This research observed a third rhythm separate from arterial and respiratory rhythms, in humans. Thomas's presentation will go into detail about the results of the study and its implications concerning CranioSacral Therapy will be discussed.

Prerequisite: Open to manual therapists, healthcare professionals and students studying to become a professional manual therapist.

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DSCF1385-3final5x7Thomas is an Upledger Diplomate Certified Therapist and reside in Copenhagen. The Upledger paradigm is at the central core of his manual medicine practice, where he treats a broad spectrum of clients.

Thomas presently teaches CS1, CS2, TBS1, TBS2, and a new class called Beyond the Cranial Base (BCB), developed by Thomas.

As the Director of Research for the Upledger Institute International, he works with science and development related to the core of CST. Thomas has a diverse background in science with a PhD degree in medicine, an MSc in chemistry, a BSc in Biochemistry, and a BSc in biology. He has worked with medical science and evidence-based medicine since 1994, publishing a high number of peer review scientific papers, abstracts, and proceedings.

His intention for each class is to bring together the experiences from the daily clinic, teaching, personal development and science, as it relates to the class.

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