a Cranial therapist, treating young babies and their mothers is
undoubtedly one of the most rewarding experiences. Babies (especially
new-borns) tend to respond very quickly and effectively to treatment,
especially for conditions like colic and sleeplessness.
a seedling can be nurtured with the smallest amount of physical guidance
to grow into a healthy plant, so a baby, by the gentlest of
encouragement, can be helped to release the stresses and trauma of the
birth process and so avoid possible physical and psychological trauma
later in life.
The compressive forces experienced during birth as a result of the
passage through the pelvis and the tight fit in the birth canal can
cause imbalance in a baby's system, even in natural and apparently
problem-free births. Many babies experience difficulties through the
use of Ventouse extraction, forceps or Caesarean deliveries. Every type
of birth has its own compressive patterns on a babyís body, especially
its head, and Craniosacral therapy can go a long way to easing these
patterns through the therapistís light touch and receptive listening.
Common new-born's problems like colic, sucking problems and respiratory
difficulties may be due to compression arising from birth trauma. These
can sometimes develop into problems later in life such as depression,
migraine, sinusitis, spinal and pelvic pain. Recent studies involving
patients with severe psychological problems has shown that the vast
majority had difficult or traumatic births.
Craniosacral therapy originated with the work of Dr William Sutherland,
an American osteopath, who discovered intrinsic movements of the bones
of the skull around the turn of the century. His further research
revealed different rhythmic tidal motions in the body. These movements,
which can be measured with delicate scientific instruments and felt by a
skilled Craniosacral therapist, are a direct expression of the health of
the babyís and adultís system.
As research continued it became apparent that these movements are
inextricably linked with not only physical health but also mental and
emotional health. Palpation of these tide-like motions allows
Craniosacral therapists to facilitate change in areas of restriction.
This restriction of movement corresponds to a lack of the capacity of
the life force to express its self-healing.
Craniosacral Therapy can also be extremely helpful for mothers during
pregnancy, labour and after the birth as the body readjusts. It is so
gentle that it is suitable for all ages and also in fragile or acutely
painful conditions. As a whole body therapy, treatment may aid many
conditions, raising the vitality and enabling the body's own
self-healing process to be utilised.
Health issues in adults which are linked to their birth or very early
experience can often be back-tracked and resolved retrospectively.
And here's a video about how
effective craniosacral therapy can be for treating
babies with colic
Craniosacral Therapy Colic testimonial
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Can Be Alleviated by Treatment from a Craniosacral Therapist Include:
Effects of Cancer Treatment
Immune System Disorders
Menstrual Pain, PMS
Problems During and After Pregnancy
Reintegration After Accidents
Stress Related Illnesses
Tinnitus and Middle Ear Problems
TMJ (jaw) Disorders
This is not an exhaustive list
of conditions that may be helped by Craniosacral Therapy, but do remember
that if you are getting any symptoms, the first thing to do is seek
medical advice in case it is something serious that needs conventional