Welcome to Peirsman CranioSacral Academy!

Peirsman CranioSacral Academy (PCS), is a 2-Level Diploma Program in Midline CranioSacral Therapy, a unique style developed by Etienne Peirsman. 

Our program includes carefully selected manual techniques:  

Ethics, with Ellen Santisteven, teaches energetic and professional boundaries.

Family Constellations, with Tina Vervaeke, addresses intergenerational trauma and re-patterning to complete the program.

Psoas Release, with Wilko Ledema. 

PCS makes its home at Blue Desert Health & Wellness Retreat Center, which lies just south of Tijeras, New Mexico, in the beautiful East Sandia Mountains. Select classes are also offered in Washington State.

PCS's international classes are held in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Berlin, and Prague, the Netherlands, and more. 

PCS also offers Online Seminars for deepening your education from home.


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What is CranioSacral Therapy?

"Craniosacral therapy (CST) is a gentle hands-on technique that uses a light touch to examine membranes and movement of the fluids in and around the central nervous system. Relieving tension in the central nervous system promotes a feeling of well-being by eliminating pain and boosting health and immunity."

-The Cleveland Clinic

While bodyworkers and massage therapists have long been savvy to the ease, freedom, and healing potential offered by CranioSacral Therapy, it is indeed exciting to see progressive, highly reputable hospitals such as the Cleveland Clinic add CS to their Wellness and Preventative Medicine Department alongside acupuncture, medical massage, and chiropractics. 

This revolutionary change in the medical setting is thanks to visionary CS therapists. For instance, Victoria Bodner, LMT and Upledger trained CS therapist, (whom we were very lucky to have speak at our First Annual CranioSacral Summit on the process of adding CS to a hospital setting) made this dream a reality at the Cleveland Clinic. 

While many students are massage therapists, PCA graduates have brilliantly integrated CranioSacral Therapy into settings that are not traditionally considered the realm of massage therapy. Hospice, Psychology, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Sports Medicine, Acupuncture Clinics, Midwife and Doula Services are just a few examples.


The possibilities are truly endless. 

Etienne explains the program in the video below. 

Enjoy, and see you soon!

Schedule of Courses

Level 1 is offered annually from January - March.

Level II is offered annually from July-September.

Classes are also offered outside of this schedule throughout the year. 
Individual classes may also be taken at your own pace.


Student Koa Kalish, practicing Midline CranioSacral Therapy in class.

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