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The seed of a research congress about craniosacral therapy was planted at the end of 2018.  Both Yohanam and Danny were convinced that the cranio community, as well as the general public, could benefit from a better scientific understanding of this therapy.  After all, craniosacral therapy has not yet received the explicit research attention it deserves like other fields.  We believe that establishing an interdisciplinary platform for researchers and healthcare practitioners from all over the world can make such a contribution to advance the practice and foundation of craniosacral therapy, to identify areas for future research, and to encourage international networking and cooperation.

All members of the organizing team bring their enthusiasm and passion for craniosacral therapy into this conference from a rich and diverse background, on a volunteering basis. As the congress is being shaped, more details will be added. Discussions with researchers, scientific journals, professional and academic organizations are ongoing.

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Scientific committee

As we are shaping this congress, additional members will be added to this committee. If you are interested to contribute and to serve on this committee, please contact us.

Prof. dr. Nicola Robinson

PhD BSc (Hons)

She has been a professor of Traditional Chinese Medicine & Integrated Health at the London South Bank University since 2011. Nicola has written over 200 scientific articles in peer-reviewed journals. She is the Editor-in-Chief of the European Journal of Integrative Medicine (Elsevier) as well as being on the editorial boards of other scientific journals.

Dr. Thomas Rasmussen


He is a leading scientist in evidence-based research with a focus on the craniosacral system, publishing in well-known peer-reviewed scientific journals. Thomas owns a private clinical practice (Clinic for Manuel Medicine) and is an international teacher for the Upledger Institute International.

Dr. Inez Buyck


She is a senior researcher and lecturer, mainly at the University of Gent, in the areas of psychophysiology and developmental psychology, publishing in various scientific journals. In addition, Inez has her own private psychology practice, especially working with children.

Organizing team

Danny Sandra
co-founder & president


He brings a wealth of management experience to the congress in addition to his hands-on knowledge as a researcher and craniosacral therapist (Peirsman).   

Yohanam Arulandu
co-foundeR & vice-president


Her stamina to get things done and her diverse experience in physiotherapy, acupuncture and craniosacral therapy (Upledger) are a true asset for the whole team and the organization of the congress.

Stephanny Turton-Kat


Her fascination for movement, people and science makes her an outstanding therapist in the body-mind-spirit connection. Her knowledge and network of experts add great value to the congress.

Bert Teunissen


His background as a physiotherapist fascinated by the self-healing capacity of human beings together with his extensive experience makes him the ideal sparring partner to shape this conference.