Craniosacral therapy has a good reputation for its effectiveness in helping women in pregnancy and for many of the ailments of young babies and children. This gentle treatment can ease backache, improve digestive problems of pregnancy and give the expectant mother much-needed relaxation. Parents commonly bring their babies for craniosacral therapy treatment if they are suffering from colic or other digestive problems, are unsettled or have problems sleeping.
Many women and their partners appreciate skilful and sympathetic help and support during these stages as well as when their children are older. Parenting can be a challenge during the various stages of child development and, over many years, CST has proved to be a valued resource for parents and their children.
From the moment of conception, a child’s life is a whirlwind of change and development. These many changes bring along their own challenges and it can be helpful to have a range of supportive “tools” to address the issues. CST is one such tool and is ideal for babies and children since the touch is extremely gentle and there is no need for clothing to be removed.
Practitioners respond to what they feel in a client’s body, so that a person of any age can be said to direct the session. This is vitally important when working with a child who may understandably have little control over some aspects of their life and wellbeing. CST enables them to begin the important process of being aware of, and responsible for, their own physical and emotional health. If a baby or child has had a stressful birth, CST can help relieve associated tensions and symptoms – perhaps enabling them to relax and enjoy life for the first time. It is not necessary for words to be used to convey how the treatment is being experienced, so it is ideal for babies and children with no, or limited, speech.