Cranial Sacral Therapy for Infants and Children

First and foremost, I want you to know that I love working with children. My priority in the treatment room is for your child to be comfortable. This means some of our time is dedicated to getting to know each other and playing. I place high value on supporting healthy attachment between the child and parent (or primary caregiver). Therefore, during the session I may incorporate you into the work with your child in both subtle and direct ways.

CST for Infants

Leaving the womb is an intense process. Gentle manual therapy can minimize or eliminate the impact of difficult births and intrauterine (in the womb) constrictions. It also supports your infant as they adjust and adapt to the outside environment. When your infant is comfortable in their body, they are better able to bond with caregivers and receive the love they need to grow.

It is most beneficial for newborns to receive treatments as soon as possible after birth. I offer home visits for infants up to three months old and after that upon request.

Cranial Sacral Therapy sessions can be helpful for:
  • Infant Colic / Digestive problems
  • Breastfeeding / Latching difficulties
  • Spitting up
  • Sleep issues
  • Torticollis (head twists to one side)
  • Fussy, hard to soothe
  • Teething babies
  • If your child’s birth included medical intervention to reduce pain, accelerated labor, forceps, vacuum extraction or was a C‐section
  • Birth complications such as premature labor or breech presentation

CST for Children + Youth

Children of all ages love to move. It is through movement and sensory exploration that children learn about their body’s relationship to gravity and the surrounding environment. Free movement, such as during unrestricted play, is also when children create new neural pathways in their developing brains. These pathways build on one another to support a full range of healthy adult movement.

Cranial Sacral Therapy can help children on the brink of developmental milestones, such as rolling over, sitting up, crawling, and walking. It can also reduce musculoskeletal restrictions, developmental motor delays, or other limitations caused by the use of bouncers, walkers, chairs, and car‐seats.

Cranial Sacral Therapy works by encouraging a child’s natural alignment with gravity. On the floor, closest to the earth is where they learn about the support of gravity. The gravitational pull of the earth helps the young child’s body to develop healthy curvature throughout the spine, and to develop even tone in their muscles and bones.

For children of all ages, Cranial Sacral Therapy can also help ensure that the bumps and bruises that come along with childhood do not leave any lasting musculoskeletal restrictions that can later show up as injuries or mobility concerns.

Cranial Sacral Therapy sessions can be helpful for:
  • Developmental motor skill delays
  • Mobility concerns
  • Headaches
  • Chronic / acute ear infections
  • Physical or emotional trauma
  • ADD / ADHD
  • Sensory integration