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CranioSacral Therapy for Children
Treating a child means treating a unit. Mum, dad and child, possibly siblings etc.
It might mean focusing on a particular structural restriction within the child. Always embracing and observing the ripples this treatment might have within the unit. The "ripples" might stay within the child, they might effect mum or dad or both, they might create change within siblings or even further in grandma or grandad etc. Only through observation can we determine who has been treated.
And the "ripples" might be from mum/ dad to child.
An important aspect in my work with children is to support mum. Especially in babies. Mother and baby communicate through their nervous systems. A treatment for mum might help her to downregulate her NS allowing her baby to feel safe and calm. A state that allows for good development in the baby.
Even a beautiful birth might still need a process of integration.
Children I treat present with:
• Premature birth
• Interrupted bonding after birth
• Cerebral Palsy
• Sensory Processing Disorder
• ADHD/ ADD/ Autism Spectrum
• Emotional Imbalance
• Misshapen heads
• Respiratory Conditions
• Digestive Complaints
• Reoccurring sinus/ear infections
• and others
These children and parents often experienced complications/challenges during pregnancy and birth, which are also important to address.
Looking at the whole picture is key.
I am trained and experienced in looking at the “whole” picture, the biological process starting with conception, pregnancy, birth and then the newborn baby. Finding where the process became unstuck and assisting you and your child to heal, in accordance to your needs, is my goal.
Treating the child might mean treating mum or dad.
My treatment approach focuses on gentle manual techniques to mobilise mainly the cranial bones, spinal column and pelvis, enabling free fluid flow around the brain and spinal cord.
Cranial bones might be “stuck” or show an override after “squeezing” through the birth canal or after a sudden change in pressure during a C-Section. The membrane system surrounding the brain and spinal cord might show a “twist” or “tightness”, after the pull from a vacuum extraction or often observed after premature birth.
A treatment for the parent(s) can be beneficial in order to sustain changes in the child.
What is a session like
A treatment session can take place in different ways, depending on the child’s age. A baby might be treated in mum/dad’s arms, sometimes while being nursed. An older child might be treated on the floor while engaged in play and if possible at all, I will treat the child lying supine on the table. Creating a safe space for the child is crucial. Only a safe and grounded space allows the body to relax and heal!
Together we can create space so the full potential can shine!
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