Hello, my name is Elise Parsons. I am a registered and practising Craniosacral Therapist, Supervisor, and Somatic Experiencing Trauma Therapist. I am also trained in Integral Somatic Psychology, Remedial Sports Massage and Shiatsu. I have been working in body related therapies for over 20 years, and over the last decade been running a successful clinic here in Bath, Somerset.

I am inspired by the convergence of modern science and ancient spiritual practices, noticing how the advances in neurobiological research are providing insights into what were once mysteries. I enjoy working in a myriad of creative ways, all with the intention of supporting you to enhance your life and to live it more fully. 

Alongside my work as a practitioner, I also have extensive experience in working with groups as a tutor for craniosacral practitioners, and more recently as an assistant with the Somatic Experience training.


“I have been having sessions with Elise over the years, and have found them immensely helpful. Elise has a quality of stillness and ease which enables her to be with another person in such a way that she is able to meet them, and the troubled stressful places within, in a way that eases out the tensions and enables deep healing. In the sessions with Elise, I always feel that she gives the time that is required to go deeply into the traumas that are held in the system and such that I have never felt rushed, but rather that I can relax deeply and trust her intuition and skill to to do their work. I feel that Elise has great sensitivity with which she is able to connect and work closely with a person in order to bring out a helpful outcome. I would recommend her very highly.” Kay Baxter, Meditation teacher

“Receiving Craniosacral Therapy from Elise is for your body and soul what a beloved pair of slippers is for your feet. Relaxing, healing and very personal. Elise is a rare therapist because she combines a deep understanding of the body with emotional maturity. You may not understand exactly what she does, or even how, but the results will speak for themselves.” Phil Dawson, Commercial Director

“Working with Elise has been a revelation, rarely have I felt so seen and understood by such a sensitive and skilled practitioner. Thanks to our sessions together my entire system has been re-calibrated towards optimum health and I feel a freedom and release in my body that had been absent or many years.  I really can’t recommend Elise highly enough.” Naomi Seager, Senior Yoga Teacher

“Elise is a truly amazing therapist. She has a bundle of different therapies and modules to offer her patients/clients. She has a highly developed intuition which she uses to determine exactly what one needs. I went to see her with a back problem. I had tried so many other therapies and therapists to no avail, but Elise quickly sorted the problem out for me and it has not returned. I see her now purely for maintenance.” Anne Hassett

“I have learnt much about the restorative power of energy through Elise and also our capacity to connect with something bigger than ourselves. This experience in itself has the power to quieten the most obtrusive negative thoughts and bring us back into the sensory realm of the body where we learn most about who we really are.” Antonia Clews, Project Self change coaching.