Babies and Children

Babies and Children and Craniosacral Therapy

Alleviate Your Concerns

Are you concerned about your child, yet you keep being told that your child is fine? In my experience parent’s and particularly Mother’s intuition is usually right.

Craniosacral therapy is a gentle yet powerful approach that works to release patterns of restriction in your child’s system.

Here are the sorts of conditions I regularly see babies for –

These are the sorts of conditions I see children for-

And I regularly see Mum’s for postnatal depression.

Most of the above problems have their origins in birth trauma. Even with a natural, problem free labor, a baby can get stuck and distressed during delivery. If this happens, even briefly, it can put substantial restrictions into the baby’s system that may not show up for years.

Modern birth is often mismanaged from the outset. Mothers are brought into hospital at the appointed time rather than when the baby is ready. Waters are broken. Babies are induced. Labour is hurried. Mother can’t dilate fast enough. Babies get stuck. Suddenly labor becomes a frenzy of ’emergency procedures,’ which never needed to happen in the first place.

Violent extractions with forceps or ventouse (suction) are used and if they don’t work it’s off to surgery for an ’emergency’ caesarian. Because of the seriousness of the situation, and make no mistake by this stage it is serious, the baby is literally yanked out of the mother.

Even with a planned cesarean, the incision alone can often cause trauma because of the sudden change in pressure in the womb. It is a very different experience for the baby from the waters breaking. Once the incision has been made the baby has to be extracted from the womb. The baby has to be grabbed . . .somewhere . . . usually the back of the neck to get it out. More trauma.

As soon as a baby is born it should be immediately returned to its mother so it can get used to its new environment while still being close to something familiar. Bonding with Mum which should be paramount, but is usually low on the list of priorities because of surgery.

All the above leads to many patterns of restriction within the babies system which in turn can lead to symptoms.

The earlier you get your child assessed the easier it is to treat.

If we can’t release these patterns of trauma we compensate for them so that by the time we are adults they are deeply ingrained in our system. They can still release, it just takes longer.

Craniosacral therapy is particularly suited to babies and children because it is so GENTLE.