Brain Advanced Cranial Membranes (BACM)

13. Sep. 2019
15. Sep. 2019
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This class uses 25 labs to help you palpate and release numerous meninges of the cranium and spinal cord.

This model has been effectively applied for many years, from newborns to elderly people, as well as domesticated animals.



It can be a challenging endeavor to work on every fiber of the intracranial meninges and synchronize with each specific direction in 3D.

This class uses 25 labs to help you palpate and release numerous meninges of the cranium and spinal cord.

Precision working on the cranial meninges is extremely important. The change of tension inside the cranium modifies the tension in the thorax, pelvis and abdomen and ultimately influences the whole-body system.

Release of the intracranial meninges is usually an essential and very powerful application for conditions such as motor vehicle accidents, concussion, strokes, chronic meningitis, nervous system surgeries, chronic headaches as well as for children with cerebral palsy, or autistic spectrum, etc.

Beryl E. Arbuckle, DO, FACOP, one of the first teachers in the faculty of WG Sutherland, developed a technique that was unfortunately lost to the osteopathic world. She described specific concepts of dural “stress bands” and reinforcement of the cranial bones (“buttresses”) that could indicate problems with the central nervous system. She made available beautiful maps of the dural network based on numerous precise dissections of the nervous system.

In this course we will use a curved biotensegrity model to release the intracranial meninges.

This model has been effectively applied for many years from newborns to the elderly people, as well as domesticated animals.

We will work on structures such as:

  • Falx Cerebri

  • Falx Cerebelli

  • Tentorium

  • Parieto-Temporal Lines

  • Vertical Epicanthal Lines

  • Occipital Paramedial Lines

  • Frontal Eminences

  • Parietal Eminences

  • Mastoid Processes

  • Anterior and Posterior Dural Girdles

  • Asterion, Pterion, Foramen Magnum, Metopic area, etc.

These techniques will also help release the flow of intracerebral sinuses including sagittal sinuses, straight sinuses, vein of Galen, vein of Rosendal, etc.

In this class we may also explore dysfunctions of the pelvis, sacrum and pubic area to help release long term body compensations.


Lehrerinnen und Lehrer


Bruno Chikly, MD (France), DO (France, UK), LMT (AZ), is the director  of the Lymph Drainage Therapy (LDT) and Brain curriculi.

He is a graduate of the Medical School at Saint Antoine Hospital in France, where his internship in general medicine included training in endocrinology, surgery, neurology and psychiatry. Dr. Chikly also earned the United States equivalent of a master's degree in psychology from Paris XIII University, France.

His medical doctoral thesis, which addressed the lymphatic system, its historical evolution and the manual lymphatic drainage technique, was awarded a Medal of Medical Faculty of Paris VI, a prestigious acknowledgment for in-depth work and scientific presentation.

Dr Chikly received a Doctorate in Osteopathy (hon.) from the European School of Osteopathy (ESO), Maidstone (Renzo Molinari), UK (2002); a Doctorate in Osteopathic Medicine from CROMON/AIROP (2009) and aDoctorate in Osteopathic Sciences from the European University of Brussels, Belgium (2010). He is registered in the French National Registry of Osteopathy (ADELI #75-00-1227-0).

Dr Chikly extensively studied osteopathic techniques and other hands-on modalities, both in Europe and the United States, including Manual Lymphatic Therapies, Osteopathy in the Cranial field, Biodynamics program in Osteopathy, CranioSacral Therapy, Visceral Manipulation, Mechanical Link, Muscle Energy, Myofascial Release, Neuromuscular Therapy, SomatoEmotional Release and others.

Dr. Chikly is a member of the International Society of Lymphology (ISL) and an associate member of the American Academy of Osteopathy (AAO), the Cranial Academy and a licensed massage therapist from Arizona, USA. He was Adjunct Professor of the Union Institute and University Graduate College (University of Ohio), he is listed in the millennium edition of Marquis' Who's Who in the World. Dr Chikly was the recipient of the 2014 Massage Therapy Hall of Fame.

In his definitive text, "Silent Waves: Theory and Practice of Lymph Drainage Therapy," 2nd Edition (450 pages), Dr. Chikly addresses the applications for lymphedema, chronic pain and inflammation. "Silent Waves" is carried by Stanford University Medical Library and is the first comprehensive book on the lymphatic system and lymphedema in North America.

Dr. Chikly, is an international seminar leader, lecturer and writer. He has spoken to most North American professional medical and health-related groups and to many lymphedema support groups. He lives in Arizona with is wife and teaching partner Alaya Chikly, LMT.


08:45 - 12:15
13:30 - 17:30
08:45 - 12:15
13:30 - 17:30
08:45 - 12:15
13:30 - 17:30
790.00 CHF
950.00 CHF
490.00 CHF

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Besondere Bedingungen

  • We only recommend this training to osteopaths who are familiar with Bruno Chikly's approach.
  • Bruno Chikly is an MD, DO from Paris, living in the USA, so he can easily translate difficult words in French :)
  • Detailed study guide given with hands-on photos.

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