Craniosacral Therapy

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Craniosacral therapy (CST) is a non-invasive, hands-on treatment, which works with the body’s natural rhythms, and helps to activate healing and balancing mechanisms throughout the body. This gentle approach releases areas of compression and misalignment. Encouraging the release of tension, stress and emotions to allow improved movement and vitality.

 

 

Craniosacral Therapy Overview:

  • Childbirth is a miraculous event and is often stressful for both mother and baby. CST can support them during their recovery and encourage their body to come back into balance.

  • Interventions during the birth process, such as C-section deliveries or vacuum/forcep assisted deliveries can be traumatic for the baby. CST helps release this trauma, so infants may access their natural resiliency.

  • Common reasons babies may need CST include: premature births, difficult births, unsettled or uncomfortable babies, breastfeeding difficulties, colic, reflux, sleep issues, head shape irregularity.

  • Craniosacral sessions will include an assessment of the child’s motor development and a home exercise program will be developed if needed.

  • Since the baby relates to its world through the mirroring of their parents, treating the mother and father at the same time as the baby can significantly enhance their response to the treatment.

  • Parents would benefit from CST to address any physical or emotional trauma they have endured in the past and improve their alignment and homeostasis.

  • Common reasons older children may need CST include:

    • orthopedic, neurological or developmental condition

    • recent injury, help with recovery from a surgery or preparation for a surgery

    • learning disability

    • sleep difficulty

    • digestive issue

    • anxiety and emotional difficulty

    • weakened immunity

    • children with special needs including Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADD, ADHD, cerebral palsy, brain injury