Pediatric Treatments (Age 2-12)
Children love the opportunity to let their bodies self-correct and heal naturally, given proper support. Whether a child's issues originates from prolonged compression in utero, the birthing process, or genetic/developmental abnormalities, manual therapy can help. Sessions are gentle, relaxing and therefore enjoyable for children. I use a light touch and provide a safe, nurturing atmosphere. Children often become calm and may fall asleep during the session.
In addition to CranioSacral therapy, I often incorporate sensory input to help children's bodies feel comfortable and better integrate the work (i.e., if deep pressure is soothing I will put weighted pillows on the child's body).
It is important to make sure that each child's needs are approached in all areas of care, therefore I work closely with physical, occupational and speech therapists as well as teachers, psychologists, acupuncturists, nutritionists, homeopaths and other specialists, to ensure that therapy is integrated and maximized.
The following children's conditions and issues can be improved by this therapy:
Post surgical scarring
Sensory integration dysfunction
Fine and gross motor delays
Sensory regulation disorders
Chronic ear infections