CRANIOSACRAL THERAPY &
DEVELOPMENTAL BABY MASSAGE
BABIES & CHILDREN
Babies and children can benefit from Craniosacral Therapy and its calming and gentle approach. I greatly enjoy treating babies and they usually respond very quickly. Home visits are available for babies and children.
Many common behavioural, social and learning difficulties can be supported by Craniosacral Therapy, with the child responding well on an emotional and physical level.
Parents often bring their children for Craniosacral Therapy during the weeks after birth and are encouraged to be part of the session.
Babies can be asleep or fed and held during a treatment and children may play with toys. Babies and children under 5 may need shorter treatment times or breaks during sessions.
Craniosacral Therapy can assist:
- Establishing and supporting breastfeeding
- Developing good sleeping patterns
- Early infant feeding problems including colic, reflux and allergies
- Torticollis (wry neck)
- Relieving compressive forces from birth
- Shock and trauma from the birth process
- Bonding with parents and siblings
- Autistic spectrum disorders
AUTISTIC SPECTRUM DISORDERS
I work with many parents and children diagnosed with ASD. Children with ASD often have tense, hard bodies that are locked in fight or flight mode. Craniosacral Therapy can assist the release of stress from the nervous system and soothe the digestive tract, optimising the functioning of the gut-brain connection with the goal of enhancing engagement and focus. I see great results in children who combine CST with visits to Naturopaths and Nutritionists who can help assess levels of toxicity in the system from minerals and heavy metals, and possible vitamin deficiencies, all of which can affect the nervous system and result in behavioural problems.
I can also suggest exercises for children to try which may assist primitive reflexes poorly integrated into the system due to difficult births and stressful pregnancies, and can be linked to developmental delays and disorders such as ADHD and Dyslexia.
DEVELOPMENTAL & REMEDIAL BABY MASSAGE
I also teach Developmental Baby Massage having trained with the renowned cerebral palsy expert Peter Walker, and will empower you to increase your baby's flexibility if they are tense and stiff, or strengthen weak and floppy muscles so that your child reaches their developmental milestones using nurturing and stress-free methods.
Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Craniosacral Therapy is not intended as primary healthcare but to work alongside the relationship you have with your doctor. Registered therapists are accredited by the Craniosacral Therapy Association (CSTA) and use the letters RCST after their names.
Visit www.craniosacral.co.uk for more info