From My Hands and Heart: Achieving Health and Balance with Craniosacral Therapy

From My Hands and Heart: Achieving Health and Balance with Craniosacral Therapy


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ISBN-13: 9781401940775
Publisher: Hay House Inc.
Publication date: 05/01/2013
Pages: 173
Sales rank: 435,781
Product dimensions: 6.16(w) x 8.82(h) x 0.62(d)

About the Author

Kate Mackinnon has been working as a physical therapist for more than 20 years, supporting people in creating comfort and ease in their bodies. She finds that craniosacral therapy is the key to effecting speedy, long-lasting recoveries in her patients, while also increasing the effectiveness of any other treatments they receive. She lives, works, and swims in Livermore, California.For more information, please visit:

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From My Hands and Heart: Achieving Health and Balance with Craniosacral Therapy 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wow, I am really impressed with  this book!  I have been receiving craniosacral therapy for many years, and can't really explain it to people.  This book  is comprehensive where it gives some technical  information, case studies, and tools to implement some at-home techniques yourself.  It is an easy read in lay person's terms.  Included in this book are many case studies of those with varying illnesses, disabilities or injuries and how craniosacral therapy alleviated their conditions. It is really amazing how craniosacral therapy can help people heal. Included with the case studies is an in-depth explanation of what craniosacral therapy is, learning about the craniosacral rhythm in the body, how to find a therapist, what to expect in a session, etc. I love noninvasive healing modalities and craniosacral therapy is definitely one I recommend. This book helped me know so much more about it even though I have been receiving sessions for years. If you are seeking gentle healing technique in line with your body's own energy, I highly recommend reading this book and finding a therapist in your area.
blessedelementsGH More than 1 year ago
Kate Mackinnon’s book entitled ‘From My Hands and Heart’ Achieving Health and Balance with Craniosacral Therapy is a book of information about the technique of massage dealing with this technique. The book explains CST and the way it is used as a treatment. Kate Mackinnon writes about her experiences with this type of therapy and gives examples of how she used it to bring relief to those suffering before embarking on this type of therapy. She explains how she began using this technique as a physical therapist and how she feels it is a more natural technique that cooperates with the body’s ability to heal. The book gives several examples of her technique and the results they brought by using her hands and intuition while using CST. A large team of practitioners are now favoring this method in which they feel the focus is more on individual’s well-being. A portion of the book is also devoted to explaining how individual may help themselves at home between sessions. It suggests simple, safe techniques that anyone can perform and receive. Although I personally found this book a little hard to get interested in and be excited about reading, I did think of people in my life that would probably enjoy reading it and applying it to their lives. I don’t doubt the effectiveness of this technique I just found the book to be a little average and dry in the way it was written. I think those already in the profession of massage or physical therapy would probably enjoy the book and add the knowledge to their skill to launch a new career and steps to deepen their knowledge of helping people through touch. I did review this book as a Hay House Book reviewer and have stated my honest opinion.
Momma_Frugal More than 1 year ago
was looking forward to receiving this book. I had a few hopes regarding this book. One that it would be in a easy to understand format, it was based on someone's own experiences and it gave good advice. This book accomplished all three things. Our bodies are such complex mechanisms and this book focuses on noninvasive healing techniques. The author explains what a session with a Craniosacral therapist would be like. I enjoyed reading this book and I think you will too. I give this book 4 ****. Thank you to the Hay House Book Nook program for providing me with the book to review.
Hadley_Elizabeth More than 1 year ago
Posted on Tuesday, May 28, 2013 7:53 PM From My Hands and Heart Achieving Health and Balance with Craniosacral Therapy Kate Mackinnon Before reading this book I had only a vague idea of what craniosacral therapy (CST) actually was. Ten years ago I may have read it with more skepticism, but I was immediately drawn to this healing modality and quickly made a connection between CST and my personal spiritual practice. Kate Mackinnon was originally trained as a physical therapist in her home country of Scotland and continued working in that modality when she relocated to California. Once introduced to craniosacral therapy, she enrolled at the Upledger Institute in Florida, founded by Dr. John Upledger, who was initially trained as an Osteopathic Doctor. A brief and not at all comprehensive explanation of CST, is that students are taught to recognize, feel, and follow the patient’s subtle energy movements and blockages. The therapist’s touch is very light and non-invasive. Craniosacral refers to the cranium, the base of the skull and the sacrum or tailbone. The fluid running between the two is commonly known as cerebrospinal fluid which cycles 10 to 12 times a minute. One of the facts I found fascinating, is that this 150 milliliters of fluid is the equivalent of river water and the remainder of our bodily fluids are the equivalent of ocean water. The percentage of fresh water and ocean water, 3% and 97%, is identical to that of the water on Earth. According to the author, this type of energy therapy is appropriate for adults, pregnant women, children, babies and even pets. Physical and emotional disturbances, both current and past, can be felt by the therapist, and together with the patient, can be resolved in a session or several on-going sessions, depending upon the issue. I was particularly intrigued by the fact that this type of treatment doesn’t just take care of the symptoms of a problem, but reaches through to the root of the problem. After reading this book, I can’t think of a situation in which a patient with a physical, emotional or even chronic illness, would not benefit from this therapy. Kate sites clients whom she has helped overcome serious maladies, and others where she has been instrumental in lovingly and peacefully assisting them in their transition. The last couple of chapters cover ways to enhance the beneficial effects of receiving a CST session, as well as learning to do the basics at home, on yourself, a friend or a loved one. The “Resource” section lists all information on the Upledger Institute, as well as websites for CST for veterans, CST with dolphins, swim therapy, Yoga, poetry, stories, and books and resources on energy. I would recommend this book to anyone who is interested in alternative therapy methods. I found Kate Mackinnon’s writing to be clear and easily understood even when describing complicated procedures. I received this book free of charge from Hay House Publishers for the purpose of reviewing it.