I am asked the above question so often that I wanted to share the whys with you. Early childhood intervention with CranioSacral Therapy (CST) has shown to release tension in the central nervous system, giving the young recipient every opportunity to thrive on all levels. Even when there is a smooth birth, whether normal or C-section, there are tensions that occur throughout the newborn’s body. CST can help release these tensions giving the recipient a better start in life. When the birth has been difficult either for the newborn or the mother, that’s all the more reason to help reset the nervous systems of both!
CST is so gentle that five or less grams of pressure is typically used. Five grams is the weight of a nickel. When placed in the right areas, this light touch will help new-borns’ and children’s bodies to move into a healthier state, thus removing tension, discomfort and pain.
I have seen signs of what is often called “birth trauma” still showing up in adults.
When treated with CST at any age, the persons system self-corrects, which gives the recipient relief that they never knew was possible and changes their life forever. Here’s an example:
I was privileged to work with a three-month-old baby girl who was having problems sleeping at night and a slight problem latching. Due to complications at birth, there was tension in her lower spine and in the back of her head, and the frontal plate of the skull was shifted a bit to the left. CST was applied and there were significant releases throughout her system including a very palpable release of the lower spine as well as the skull. She was soon sleeping better, not as fussy, and latching better.
Infants and children are so resilient and responsive that their systems can make HUGE changes right away with very little effort. This is why I want to work with them as early as possible to give them the best opportunities in life.
CranioSacral Therapy has been shown to help children with: ADD/ADHD, autism spectrum disorder, colic/reflux and digestive disorders, lactation issues (such as latching), failure to thrive, chronic ear infection, cerebral palsy, Erb’s palsy, motor-coordination impairments, post-surgical dysfunction, seizures, tongue and lip ties, torticollis, plagiocephaly and much more.