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Anthony Arnold, PhD, brings to his work 50 years’ experience in the field of therapy. After doctoral studies at the University of Chicago, he worked for many years as a clinical psychologist. He was founder and director of Duxbury Counseling Services in Massachusetts. After a full and varied career in the field of psychotherapy, he pursued his interest in the interaction of body, mind, and spirit through the study of Craniosacral therapy.

His book, Rhythm and Touch, The Fundamentals of Craniosacral Therapy, is a useful study manual. Also available in Spanish and German translation.  Dr. Arnold lives and practices in the vicinity of Santa Fe, New Mexico. 

Craniosacral: an effective complementary therapy.

  • Relieves pain.

  • Relaxes the body and mind;

  • Strengthens the immune system; 

  • Helps restore ease and flexibility.

  • Confers a renewed sense of balance and harmony. 

Craniosacral therapy is accomplished by careful attention to the rhythmic and energetic manifestations of the body. In harmony with these indications, gentle touch is applied along the spine, at the sacrum and the cranium. Essentially, this is a very simple therapy, a type of "laying on of hands", emanating from many years of sophisticated observation and experiment, and based on a profound attentiveness to and respect for the processes of the total person.

Craniosacral originated within a tradition of physical manipula­tion. In some schools, strong pressures are still used for this work. Yet, it has been discovered that the body often resists a forceful approach, and responds readily and deeply to light touch.

The gentle and subtle techniques of craniosacral treatments, working with the tissue, at the rate it is ready to respond, hold the key to releasing the "tissue memory" and the pattern of pain at that location. Craniosacral complements and supports the effectiveness of other treatments, in both conventional and holistic medicine. 

BENEFITS: The popularity of Craniosacral therapy stems from its surprising versatility and effectiveness in treating injury and pain. 

  • Joints that have been impaired by injury or disease regain a wider range of motion.

  • Shoulders, neck and lower back pain are greatly eased through this work.

  • Persons suffering from chronic pain often enjoy relief and a new level of day to day functioning.


Tony Arnold brings to his therapy sessions a quality of presence and healing touch rooted in his life experience.

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