Counterstrain Training Commitment

Counterstrain is a hands-on technique best mastered by allied health care professionals who have bodywork experience and a solid understanding of human anatomy. Typical students of Counterstrain are physical therapists, massage therapists, osteopaths and similar practitioners.

The Counterstain technique can be challenging to master and requires a dedication of time and financial investment. All Counterstrain training is considered continuing education and can be applied toward CE units for license requirements.

Practitioners with credentials start by taking 3-day introductory courses from the Jones Institute. A typical 3-day, 20-hour course from the Jones Institute is approximately $745.

Students may then enhance their learning with Counterstrain Academy mastery courses. A 40-hour, 10-week course from the Counterstrain Academy is approximately $2295, depending on the course location. The Counterstrain Mastery program requires students to complete all available modules which may take several years to complete.

Counterstrain Academy Course List  
 Module 1:  Intro – Counterstrain and the Cranial Scan
Prerequisite: Jones Institute FCS 1 (or SCS 1)
Module 6:  Counterstrain for the Lower Neural*
Prerequisite: Jones Institute FCS N2
 Module 2:  Counterstrain for the Visceral System
Prerequisite: Jones Institute FCS VC
Module 7:  Counterstrain for the Musculoskeletal System Part 1*
 Module 3:  Counterstrain for the Lymphatic/Venous System
Prerequisite: Jones Institute FCS LV
 Module 8:  Counterstrain for the Musculoskeletal System Part 2*
 Module 4:  Counterstrain for the Arterial System
Prerequisite: Jones Institute FCS AR
 Module 9:  Counterstrain for Brain, Endocrine, Cardiac Systems*
 Module 5:  Counterstrain for the Upper Neural System
Prerequisite: Jones Institute FCS N1
 Module 10:  Mastery of Counterstrain*
 Note: Courses must be taken in order. Audits may be taken in any order.  *Upcoming Courses

Counterstrain Videos


As a Healthcare Practitioner, you may be curious about Counterstrain in relation to patients who have received treatment or perhaps you are interested in learning how you can incorporate Counterstrain into your own practice. This video is aimed at those who have a healthcare background and are interested in a detailed, anatomical explanation of the Counterstrain technique.


Our students, allied health care professionals, are determined to change lives, not just symptoms. Practitioners who include Counterstrain treatment are able to facilitate long lasting relief by treating the cause of dysfunction.

Counterstrain Academy classes offer an opportunity for students to learn hands-on techniques in ideal student-to-instructor ratios. Spaced repetition and treatment opportunities produces deep understanding.