Seventh Direction Publishing
Spirit Knife, Soul Bone



"I'm a convert to Craniosacral therapy ... utterly amazing." 
--Healing Retreat Client, May 2003

I think that release last night in the throat area was important. I had previously worked with a therapist (using EMDR) on being spontaneous ... I think the work last night was a part of that issue. My conclusion is that it is important to work on stuff through more than one modality in order to completely process all the little bits and pieces. ... So, thanks a lot."  
Client, 2003

"Precisely every 12 sidereal hours...the earth throbs. The cause remains mysterious, it may have something to do with lunar and solar tides, but the effect is clear. The pulse of our planet beats regularly, once very 11 hours, 57 minutes, and 57.3 seconds, earth time. 
 --Lyall Watson, The Dreams of Dragons, p.95

Thanks to Lyall Watson for showing us that Mother Earth also has mysterious rhythms, not unlike our own personal cranio-sacral rhythms.

Craniosacral therapy has its roots in the beginnings of osteopathic medicine in the late 1800s and continues to grow today through bio-medical and energy healing research. A number of organizations and teachers have developed philosophies and teaching methods using craniosacral healing techniques, each with its own unique approach.

Researchers, practitioners and recipients of this therapy are struck by its gentle, subtle nature and light, deeply caring touch. Often, no more pressure than the weight of a nickel is used to adjust the alignments of the craniosacral system. Yet, amazing healing results from these changes.

In giving and receiving this therapy, one is immediately aware of its powerful connection with energy healing. Smoothing the craniosacral rhythm also smoothes the flow of energy in the recipient's body. Most craniosacral teachers make sure new students understand the significance of energy in the work; See The Heart of Listening, V. I & II, by Hugh Milne, for a powerful statement of this approach.

Craniosacral work is not a direct descendent of the ancient shamanic healing modalities nor is it massage therapy, but in its ability to connect body, mind and spirit, it is an ideal compliment to shamanic healing and intense body work such as Structural Therapy. Many of our clients find it a significant component of their work with us.

According to the Upledger Institute, "Craniosacral therapy strengthens your body's ability to take better care of you. It helps alleviate a range of illness, pain and dysfunction, including:

  • Migraines and Headaches
  • Chronic Neck and Back Pain
  • Motor-Coordination Impairments
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Stress and Tension-Related Problems
  • Scoliosis
  • Temporomandibular Joint Syndrome (TMJ)
  • Emotional Difficulties
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Traumatic Brain and Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Orthopedic Problems
  • Central Nervous System Disorders
  • Infantile Disorders
  • And Many Other Conditions

... from the flyer "Discover CranioSacral Therapy for a Healthier You..." from the Upledger Institute, Inc.,

For more information or to schedule healing work, contact us at or call (740) 664-5050.