Infants And Children
“As the twig is bent, so grows the tree.”
Dr. William Sutherland, the founder of cranial osteopathy
The essence is to honor the consciousness of the infant or child, create a sense of trust and safety, and offer more options to them by using a caring, common sense approach with craniosacral techniques.
It is said that even the least complicated births have some degree of trauma. Each stage of childhood certainly presents its own challenges for the child and the parent. Craniosacral therapy uses simple, effective techniques to help normalize the child’s structure, balance the nervous system, and to resolve traumatic issues of the birth and childhood experience.
Craniosacral therapy can help the child move through chronic stress and hyperactivity, as well as chronically held depression and withdrawal. The goal is to bring into balance the autonomic nervous system and give the child greater access to more positive, socially engaged states.
Conditions which may be improved by cranialsacral therapy include: autism, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, hydrocephalus, epilepsy, dyslexia, gastrointestinal disturbances, vision problems, sinus and respiratory illness, orthopedic conditions, orthodontic problems, as well as many other conditions involving sensory disorders, learning disabilities, and behavioral problems.