What is Tibetan Cranial®? “Tibetan Cranial” known traditionally as “Thoba Khujatag”, was historically transmitted in a monastic environment in Tibet. This oral tradition has been passed directly from teacher to apprentice over thousands of years. It is a body based practice which involves a critical perception of numerous pulses. It is a disciplined approach designed to re-align and restore our innate capacity for self healing. It carries the potential of transformation at many levels; physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. Tibetan Cranial has a rich and ancient history that originated in the Himalayan highlands about 3,000 years ago. This sacred knowledge is not merely a method of anatomy; it is a lineage of sacred knowledge that has been passed down through generations of deeply devout Buddhist Monks. TC is a unique combination of disciplined technique and attuned intuition. It is based on the natural integration of mind, body and spirit. This dynamic and profound method fully unifies all aspects of one’s unique and natural sense of well being. Certified TC Practitioners are skilled at assessing individual conditions that exist in a person’s body, mind and spirit through deep pulse diagnosis. The practitioner is able to listen to what the body needs, and simply provide the space for it to shift on its own toward balance, health and equanimity. The results of even one session continue long after it has been completed. However, depending on a person’s condition, multiple sessions and periodic “check ups” may be recommended to fully integrate subtle body structures. The beauty of this work is its ability to assist the body in correcting its own imbalances. It reminds the body that it can indeed heal itself. A TC Practitioner optimally facilitates this process. The Scientific Basis for TC Cerebral spinal fluid (CSF) cushions the brain, regulates brain extra-cellular fluid, allows for distribution of neuro-active substances, and is the “sink” that collects the waste products produced by the brain. It is essential for the proper functioning of the central nervous system. CSF purifies neurons and glial cells, delivers nutrients and removes toxic substances from the central nervous system. Even slight cranial trauma, i.e. bumping one’s head on something hard, or more serious situations like car accidents can cause compression or misalignment in the skull. Blood vessels around the area traumatized become inflamed which leads to scar tissue. When CSF encounters scar tissue, it has to circumvent the area. The nerves on the other side of the scar tissue become compromised and dry out. Dry nerves cause a reduction in nerve transmission. How does TC work? Certified TC Practitioners are professionally trained to fine-tune cranial structures which allows impeded CSF to move evenly around scar tissue. Results: Cranial fine-tuning enables more naturally occurring electricity to move throughout the nervous system....
What Happens During a TC Treatment? Most of the TC session is a silent exchange which takes place between you and the practitioner. This interaction requires comprehensive perception on the part of the practitioner as s/he listens carefully to your body’s communication via subtle pulses. The Practitioner kneels at the end of the table above the client’s head. At various times, the practitioner moves to the client’s head, hands, middle torso or feet to assess pulses. Then adjustments are made to the skull, face, mouth, jaw and neck. What Will I Experience During a Treatment? TC takes place in a quiet setting. Loose, comfortable clothing is recommended. You will be asked to remove your shoes and recline on a table specifically designed for TC. The practitioner kneels on the floor at your head, a position that allows for ideal facilitation of the work. The practitioner will continue taking subtle pulse readings, touching vital points on the skull, wrist, and ankles. As pulse readings are repeated, further changes are made until optimum balance is achieved. Throughout each session, the practitioner continues to hold an internal sacred space of prayer or mantra. Then the work is sealed, followed by a period of quiet relaxation. This process allows for full integration to take place. What Typically Happens After a Treatment? Experiences vary according to the condition of each individual, and from treatment to treatment. For example, some people sleep several hours after a session, reporting a sense of profound relaxation. Others enjoy a significant increase in energy. You might fall asleep on the table or feel the need to talk about emotions or memories as they arise. Children often say that their head feels like a balloon, which visually describes the experience of spaciousness after the release of compression. Because TC promotes the body’s innate and remarkable capacity for self-healing, a “reorganization” process may occur as your body adapts to the release of previously held patterns. A reduction in pain or increase in overall functioning may occur immediately after a session, or may develop gradually within a few days. Generally, most people experience a profound state of well-being....
To schedule an appointment, please visit our Practitioners & Apprentices pages, or call 720-378-8044. On the day of your TC session: Avoid caffeine and any elective self-medications that can affect the nervous system, such as ibuprofen or aspirin. If you can wait until after your session before taking medications, you will receive more benefit. Do not skip any prescription medications without first checking with your doctor. Please tell your Practitioner before the session if you have taken any medications. Please do not eat right before the appointment. Wear clothes that will allow you to be comfortable lying on an uncushioned wooden TC table. Sweat pants, leggings, yoga pants, athletic shorts, T-shirts, sweat shirts, or pajamas work well. Do not wear jeans or any clothing with metal, including metal zippers or buttons. Please do not wear pants with belt loops, turtlenecks, or shirts with hoods or tight necklines. You will need to remove any metal that can come off, including underwire, jewelry, piercings, belts, and removable dental appliances. Please do not hesitate to let your Practitioner know before your session if you have any questions or concerns. During the session: You will remain clothed during the session, except for shoes. You will rest on your back on a specially designed TC table, with your legs on a bolster to keep your back comfortable. At various times, your Practitioner will move to your head, wrists, or feet to assess pulses. Based on the pulses, the Practitioner will apply subtle touch to your head, face, mouth, jaw, and neck until optimum balance is achieved. Lotion typically will be applied on the neck and jaw. Please tell your Practitioner in advance about any potential allergies or other concerns. Traditionally, the Practitioner and the person receiving the work each say a mantra silently to themselves. If you are not familiar with mantra, your Practitioner will be happy to explain the practice and offer suggestions. The session ends with a “seal” followed by a period of time of quiet relaxation. Sessions last approximately 60 minutes. After the session: Immediately after the session, you will need to take a short walk, for about 10 minutes, to integrate the work. You also will need to stay well hydrated for at least a day. Be sure to drink plenty of water, herbal tea, or juice. Please check in with your Practitioner after 48 hours by phone or...
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“Tibetan Cranial” known traditionally as “Thoba Khujatag”, was historically transmitted in a monastic environment in Tibet. This oral tradition has been passed directly from teacher to apprentice over thousands of years.
It is a body based practice which involves a critical perception of numerous pulses. It is a disciplined approach designed to re-align and restore our innate capacity for self healing. It carries the potential of transformation at many levels; physical, mental, emotional and spiritual.Learn More
Most of the TC session is a silent exchange which takes place between you and the practitioner. This interaction requires comprehensive perception on the part of the practitioner as s/he listens carefully to your body’s communication via subtle pulses.Learn More
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To become a Tibetan Cranial® practitioner, a two- to four-year program of instruction, study and practice is required. We call this process “Apprenticeship” in the same way other fine crafts have been taught throughout history. Working under Master Teacher Shar Lee, apprentices develop the ability to hear the language of the pulses in order to know exactly what each client needs. Developing this skill takes training, practice, patience, and humility, and time and dedication. Apprentices also cultivate a strong spiritual practice that allows them to sustain a sacred state of mantra or prayer throughout a Tibetan Cranial session. Connection to Spirit allows for information to be received and understood in a more precise way, thus opening the possibility for the client to heal from within.Learn More