Essentials of Intraoral Work with Lauren Christman & Richard Polishuk

Essentials of Intraoral Work

Learning to ease tension and balance structures around the jaw, head and anterior neck can be a cornerstone of treatment for most clients in your practice. Working within the mouth allows practitioners to access structural challenges that underpin headache, whiplash, and localized jaw pain. This class prepares you to offer your clients excellent work in intraoral and anterior neck work.

Date June 14-15, 2019
Location Body Mind Learn Center
616 N. North Court Suite 250
Palatine, IL 60067
Times 9am-6pm
Teacher Lauren Christman LMT, CCST, CBSI/ATSI
Richard Polishak LMT, APP
Credits 16 NCBTMB Credits
Tuition $295 Early Bird / $325 Regular Price
Early Bird Ends 5/15
Cancellation Policy Click Here
Lauren Christman, LMT, CBSI/ATSI, CCST

In this class, we will:

  • review anatomy and kinesiology of the face, anterior neck, cranial base and TMJ
  • increase evaluation and hands-on skills for addressing TMJ disorder, headaches, whiplash, and other musculo-skeletal problems
  • learn fundamental assessment and myofascial techniques to balance the jaw and anterior neck (including the hyoid sling and upper cervicals) to improve bite and chewing and to decrease stress on the TMJ
  • understand the consideration needed for the psychological and emotional loading of the face and mouth in order to responsibly treat emotionally-related jaw problems
  • learn specialized intake, charting, hygiene and client management skills that are necessary when working in such a vulnerable area

Each therapist receives a detailed workbook as a reference for practice, as well as master copies of specialized chart notes and client education sheet for self-care massage.

Click on this link for the article:  Getting Results by Working Inside the Mouth (pdf) A key territory for treating headache, whiplash, and jaw pain, by Lauren Christman, LMT and Richard Polishuk, LMT

What to Bring:

Set of sheets; wear loose clothing; anatomy atlas (Clemente, Netter, Theime, for example). The anatomy atlas is not required, but if you have one, please bring it.

About the Instructors:

Lauren Christman, LMT, CCST, CBSI/ATSI has been a bodyworker since 1994; currently her practice focuses on craniosacral, visceral manipulation and structural integration/ATSI for children and adults. In the northwest and internationally, she has taught structural integration/bodywork, craniosacral, visceral manipulation, intraoral work, and pediatric approaches. She has a passion for anatomy, clarity of method and the fullness of the healing experience. With over 20 years experience teaching beginning and advanced students, Lauren brings a balance of precision, curiosity and humor to the classroom.

Richard Polishuk, LMT, APP has been practicing bodywork since 1986, and teaching since 1989. He holds several certifications, including Aston-Patterning, Onsen/Muscle Energy Technique, Cyriax-style Injury Treatment taught by Ben Benjamin, Trager Mentastics and Hellerwork. His practice currently centers on Aston-Patterning and refined orthopedic methods. He has taught entry-level and advanced students, focusing on cadaver anatomy, structural bodywork and orthopedic techniques. As a teacher he is most passionate about the principles that create a strong ongoing link between assessment and treatment. His teaching philosophy centers on clear presentation of principle-based methods that are essential for a clinical practice.

Together, they teach classes in Myofascial Balancing, Intraoral work, and Visceral Manipulation. Lauren teaches a certification program in Craniosacral Therapy. They share a clinic from their home in Seattle, Washington. Their website is, and they are happy to receive inquiries about their work.

Cancellation Policy

  • $10 Administration Fee for Cancellation up to 30 Days Before Workshop
  • No Refunds after 30 Days Before Workshop

We reserve the right to cancel any workshop based upon minimum class enrollment requirements, in which case the tuition fee will be returned in full. Body Mind Learn Center/Structural-Balance is not responsible for any guaranteed/prepaid airline/hotel reservation. If any hours or days of a workshop are missed, no refunds will be given. Since many of the instructors are flown in from other states we have a limited refund policy. You may cancel your registration up to 30 days before the workshop.  Your registration fee will be refunded less a $10 processing fee. If you cancel less than 30 days prior to the workshop you forfeit your full registration fee.

$325.00 $295.00
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