Babies & Children

Craniosacral Therapy for Babies and Children

Birth can be a beautiful experience but sometimes labour can be long and difficulties can arise.  The bones of babies skulls are not yet fully formed, they are like soft membranous balloons with islands of developing bone which allows the head to travel down through the birth canal but as a consequence the baby may experience strong compressive forces and restrictions that can be held in the body after birth.

Craniosacral therapy (CST) can help by engaging and support the babies own natural ability to release and resolve compressive patterns along with resolving any residue shock and trauma from the birth process.  Even in a relatively straight forward birth the experience of traveling from a place where you have been cocooned in a safe warm place for 9 months and arriving in the world can be unsettling. 

As well as supporting the release of physical restriction and compression, CST also has an affect on  calming and balancing the nervous system which in turn can support feeding, sleeping and bonding with parents and siblings.

As children grow craniosacral therapy can support general health and can be used with children with autism, dyslexia, dyspraxia and learning difficulties. 

At the start of the first session i will take details of the baby or child’s birth and family history.  Sessions last for 45minutes.

Frequency of the sessions will depend on the individual and condition being treated.

Massage Therapy for Children

I have experience working with children from 6 years upwards with massage therapy including children with special needs, chronic pain and fatigue in teenagers and was also part of team of therapists giving massage to children and teenagers with Cystic Fibrosis at the Royal Alexander Childrens hospital in Brighton.

Many of the conditions i have worked with have been related to stress and anxiety, muscular tension and with an aim of having a relaxing positive experience of touch especially when there has been a lot of medical intervention. 

Sessions with children are 45minutes with a parent in the room at all times.

Craniosacral Therapy and Massage therapy are both complementary therapies and works well alongside other treatments. They are not intended as a substitute for medical care. If there are any concerns about your health please visit your Doctor.