March 7th, 2018

Craniosacral for Babies and Children


Is your little baby having some challenges digestive problems or restless and does not sleep well?

A newborn baby has just been through one the most intense experiences that we encounter as human beings – being born.  Even if the birth went without any complications, baby encounters great intensity and the process itself can be quite overwhelming. Often imprints from the birth experience do not get resolved by themselves and are held in the little baby’s body and nervous system.  As a result, adjustment to life outside of the womb might be affected.  He or she might be disoriented and have a hard time settling into his or her new environment.

Generally, the more complications arise during the birth, the more the baby’s nervous system is affected, but  even a smooth birth can leave effects on the ANS.

How Does Craniosacral Therapy Help?
Craniosacral Therapy can help baby’s nervous system to release the survival energy and find a place of more balance and settledness.

Craniosacral Therapy can be of help with particular symptoms and it can also be a general support to help your baby or child access optimal health.

molding of the cranial bones
inconsolable crying
difficulty with sleeping
digestive problems
difficulty with nursing
respiratory Problems
structural problems in baby’s body after a forceps delivery or vacuum extraction
imbalance in baby’s structure or movements
bonding and attachment issues

How Does Craniosacral Therapy Work?
Craniosacral Therapy is a gentle and yet very effective way to support a baby in releasing the impact from the birth process. Craniosacral Therapy is very gentle and involves light contact of my hands with baby’s body to listen to the subtle internal rhythms. I might hold the bottom of the spine, the neck, belly, their head or other places.

Craniosacral Therapy works with subtle rhythms in the body that are part of who we are as human beings. All of our tissues and fluids move with those rhythms. The free expression of those rhythms is essential for health and wherever they are not expressing, there is usually holding or constriction in the body. Constriction can result from physical impact (like physical challenges during birth), emotional impact or shock to the nervous system.  If any of those impacts were too much to process at the moment they occurred, they get held in the tissues and nervous system and often lead to a variety of symptoms.

As a craniosacral practitioner, Andrea uses very gentle touch on the body to determine where those rhythms are expressing freely and where there are restrictions.  He or she then supports the baby’s system to release restrictions and find it’s free expression again.

The re-organization that results happens on very deep levels, including the ANS.  Often the ANS will discharge imprints and come into a regulated state and physical patterns will unravel. ( Read more under modalities: Craniosacral Therapy).

Craniosacral Therapy tends to be very soothing and often a baby will fall asleep during a session.

If your baby seems unsettled and stressed – try Craniosacral Therapy for Babies. You may be astonished by the results.  If you are curious about how Craniosacral Therapy for Babies may be helpful for your child please call us on 028 867 61861.