CranioSacral Therapy benefits infants, children and teens.
As discussed in a
previous page, the function of the CranioSacral System is to maintain a healthy
environment for the central nervous system to function well and influence a
variety of bodily systems.
As a therapist
trained in paediatric CranioSacral therapy and experienced in the field of
child development, I offer a sensitive, caring environment where you and your baby
can feel supported. Feeling secure, baby will communicate areas of discomfort
and allow their body to release tension. With gentle hands-on techniques, areas
of compression and misalignment can be eased as your baby’s body softens and
relaxes. With pressure and tension released, their body is freed up to function
naturally and baby’s wellbeing restored.
A CranioSacral treatment can address newborn
concerns by removing compression patterns set during birth, along with easing any
stress you may have experienced - prenatal or postnatal. A treatment for baby
can address feeding issues, colic and reflux, aid restlessness, correct
torticollis, encourage correction of mishappen head shape and support overall
balance and calm.
all ages benefit from CranioSacral therapy. It supports their growth, relieves
symptoms of asthma, digestive problems and calms their often overworked nervous
too benefit from a CST treatment. Issues around school phobia, bullying,
confidence and self-esteem are some of the concerns I meet regularly. Post
covid, many children are experiencing new levels of anxiety and phobias. CranioSacral
therapy can calm and restore balance to their overstimulated nervous system by
releasing tension and rebalancing the body systems.
Especially for Newborns
A CranioSacral treatment can
be extremely beneficial to newborns. If a birth is complicated, a baby can face a number
of stressful challenges on her journey into the world.
Each birth is
different, and evidence suggests that a high percentage of newborn babies hold
some birth stress after the event. The bones in a baby’s head are separate
moving parts, a beautiful design by nature to move and adjust as the baby
travels through the birth canal, propelling her as she works with contractions.
However, problems can occur when cranial bones become compressed and remain out
of shape afterwards.
This may happen if your baby experiences~
Prolonged or traumatic birth
When pressure is
placed on the baby’s spine during birth, misalignment may occur, resulting in
some upset to the nerves in the baby’s neck. This is likely to lead to discomfort
and an unsettled baby. Gentle holding and soft adjusting techniques will
correct this and calm the baby’s central nervous system, restoring balance.
Compression of the
cranial nerves that affect sucking, swallowing and the digestive system can be
freed along with branch nerves that carry signals around the body, especially
those of the gut. Residual tension around the stomach and colon can lead to a baby
experiencing uncomfortable digestive issues and often spasms of colic, as their
sensitive, immature digestive system works to adapt to a new environment. Encouraging
gentle release of tension in the stomach during a treatment restores calm and
peaceful sleep patterns.
When Can Baby Have a CST Treatment?
from a CranioSacral treatment within two weeks of birth – ideally in the first
On average, three
treatments are required, however, differences may be noticeable after just one
treatment. After a difficult delivery, and for premature babies, more
treatments may be needed.
can be arranged to facilitate newborns and parents