Craniosacral booklist

Posted 10/28/13 by Malcolm Hiort and filed under:

This booklist is designed for students who are thinking of buying a textbook.
A longer Bibliography, including Journal research articles is included at the end of the Rate of the CRI post on this site.


Cranial Therapy

Arbuckle BE, The selected writings of Beryl E. Arbuckle, AAO, Newark, 1977
Paediatric Osteopathy classic text re development and disability


Barral J-P, Croibier A, Manual Therapy for the Cranial Nerves, Churchill, Edinburgh, 2009
Cranial nerve physiology and pathology for craniosacral therapists

Cohen D, Introduction to Craniosacral Therapy, North Atlantic, Berkeley, 1995
Affordable, but fragmented information


DiGiovanna EL, Schiowitz S, An Osteopathic approach to diagnosis and treatment,
Lippincott, Philadelphia, 1991
Osteopathic textbook
Ettinger H, Gintis B, Craniosacral concepts, (Ch. 25 in DiGiovanna 1991;369)
Comprehensive chapter presentation


Feely RA, Clinical Cranial Osteopathy, The Cranial Academy, Meridian, 1988
Pathology meets therapy, highly recommended for clinical inspiration


Kimberly PE, Outline of the Cranial Concept, The Cranial Academy, 1950
Concentrated technical information worthy of study. A work of lists more than narrative


Magoun HI, Osteopathy in the Cranial Field (3rd Ed.), Journal Printing Co., Kirksville, 1976
Full of information but difficult to absorb


Manheim CJ, Lavett DK The Self Healing Body, Slack, Thorofare, 1989
Counselling and emotional aspects of Craniosacral. Recommended


Milne H, The Heart of Listening (Vol 2), North Atlantic, Berkeley, 1995
Volume 2 is well presented and clinically relevant


Retzlaff EW (Ed), The Cranium and Its Sutures, Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1987
Diverse topics with a 22-page annotated bibliography. Recommended


Schliep R, et al, Fascia; The Tensional Network of the Human Body, Churchill, Edinburgh, 2012
Comprehensive 500 page text, with each 10-page chapter a different topic


Schultz RL and Feitis R, The Endless Web, North Atlantic, Berkley, 1996
Affordable and a good introduction to fascia


Sutherland WG, The Cranial Bowl, Free Press, Mankato, 1939
The slim volume that began the cranial revolution


Sutherland WG, Teachings in the Science of Osteopathy, Rudra, Portland, 1990
Classic text


Sutherland WG, Contributions of Thought (2nd Ed.), Rudra, Portland, 1998
Classic text


Upledger JE, Vredevoogd JD, Craniosacral Therapy, Eastland, Seattle, 1983
Breakthrough cranial text with a combination of theory, practice, novel illustrations and research



Anatomy Texts


Romanes GJ, Cunningham’s Manual of Practical Anatomy (Vol. 3), OUP, Oxford
Head and neck anatomy, available secondhand


von Piekartz HJM, Craniofacial Dysfunction and Pain, Churchill, Edinburgh, 2001