About Kate Mackinnon

"Kate is probably the most accomplished Craniosacral therapist that I have ever come across."

- Wayne Dyer

Kate Mackinnon

PT | CST-D | Author | Speaker

Kate Mackinnon is a Diplomate Certified CranioSacral Therapist through the Upledger Institute, a presenter for the Healing from the Core Curriculum as well as being a licensed Physical Therapist in both California and the United Kingdom. 

Kate has been using touch to support her patients in their healing and in accessing their physical potential for the last 30 years. She spent many years working with children with disabilities where she first came across CranioSacral Therapy.

She has found CST to be very effective in helping people access their own self healing mechanism and has seen amazing results using her hands in this more subtle and profound way. 

Kate is very excited to get this effective treatment more widely known through her book entitled "From my Hands and Heart: Achieving Health and Balance with CranioSacral Therapy" published through Hay House with a foreword written by Dr. Wayne Dyer, who was her patient and the impetus for her to write the book.


Kate co-founded Touch Advocates with her colleague Robyn Scherr. The mission of Touch Advocates is to support our colleagues in their bodywork practices and to provide ways for touch to deepen connection in our communities. Skilled therapeutic touch promotes healing in itself and enhances every other medical and therapeutic treatment. Healthy compassionate touch belongs in our families, schools, and healthcare systems to help us enjoy lives filled with connection, health, and love.


In alignment with that mission, she has partnered with Scarlett Lewis to bring this conversation into schools when working with Social Emotional Learning. Kate has developed an extension program called Healthy Compassionate Touch that is part of the enrichment program for the Jesse Lewis Choose Love Movement.


Kate has a private practice in Livermore, California and enjoys her connection with like minded health care practitioners in her local area.  Kate co-founded Soul Connection Healing Center where the group meets regularly to support each other in their work. 

Kate has been using touch to support her patients in their healing and in accessing their physical potential for the last 30 years. 

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