Resources: Books And People

Here are some great books on the history of osteopathy, cranial osteopathy, and craniosacral therapy:

Andrew Taylor Still, MD, DO — the father of osteopathy and founder of the first osteopathic college

Autobiography of Andrew Taylor Still

Philosophy of Osteopathy

The Philosophy and Mechanical Principles of Osteopathy

William Garner Sutherland, DO — student of Dr. Andrew Still, who developed cranial osteopathy as a direct extension of Dr. Still’s work

The Cranial Bowl

Contributions of Thought

Teachings in the Science of Osteopathy

With Thinking Fingers;  biography by Adah Strand Sutherland, his wife

Harold I. Magoun, DO:  a student of Dr. Sutherland, who presented in his book the techniques develop by Dr. Sutherland

Osteopathy In The Cranial Field

John E. Upledger, DO — developed craniosacral therapy and taught it in the U.S. and abroad 

Your Inner Physician:  his own story about what led him to develop craniosacral therapy

Craniosacral Therapy:  his first text book

Craniosacral Therapy II: Beyond The Dura:  his second text book

Craniosacral Therapy for Babies and Small Children

Somato Emotional Release: Deciphering the Language of Life

Working Wonders: Changing Lives with CranioSacral Therapy:  a collection of many case studies contributed by students of the Upledger Institute

Lionelle Issartel — French Osteopath

L’osteopathie Exactement:  An amazing book written in the early 1980’s, in which she describes her extensive work with infants and children


Below are listed the websites of some people offering important services in the natural healing field, local to the Olympia, WA, area.

Natural Childbirth Support

Healthy Food Is The Foundation For A Healthy Body And Healthy Mind

Local Offerings of organic food products and body care products

Herbs Can Help The Body To Heal In Various Forms

Herbs in the form of tinctures, teas, essential oils, etc.

Earth Magic:  403 Columbia St SW, Olympia, WA 98501