Craniosacral Therapy  
     
 

Craniosacral Therapy – Caring for the future

To free babies to reach their potential we need to offer them the opportunity, the safety and the support they need to resolve early difficulties.

 “One hundred years from now it will not matter what my bank account was like, the sort of house I lived in or the kind of car I drove but the world may be different because I was important in the life of a child”.

How we are born can set a pattern for our lives. Unresolved difficulties from foetal life, birth and infancy can be the root of many physical and mental health problems in later life.

SYMPTOMS:  AS A BABY

Excessive crying or an irritable baby who prefers being carried and needs to be rocked to sleep.

Feeding problems – a slow feeder with a weak sucking action or a voracious feeder who constantly needs to suck.  The baby often has a preferred feeding position.

Colic and excessive wind.

Disturbed sleep patterns:  often a very light sleeper and waking frequently.

SYMPTOMS:  AS A TODDLER

Mobility & play – The child may sit, crawl and walk early, seeking movement to relieve physical discomfort.  The child may not become engrossed in play for any length of time, preferring to be on the move.  This may contribute to poor concentration later on. 

Sleep patterns – often remain disturbed.  May be a light sleeper, often finding it difficult to drop off to sleep at night.

Behaviour – is often at the difficult end of normal toddler behaviour.

Teething – may be particularly uncomfortable as the already stressed bony structure of the face resists the rapid change necessary in the eruption of teeth.

Head banging or pulling at the head or hair – is often an indicator of stresses within the head, and not simply a sign of frustration.

CHILDHOOD:

A child who is physically uncomfortable may not complain of aches and pains.  The stresses have probably been present since birth and has become normal for that child.

Behaviour may be volatile, in the same way that someone who is tense may react emotionally.

Illnesses – the child often has a depleted immune system and succumbs to many infections.

Learning can be detrimentally affected by both a child feeling unwell and increased time lost from school.  And many other symptoms.

It is never too late to heal wounds of infant trauma.  For the best results craniosacral therapy should be carried out as soon as possible, even at the age of a few days.  On average 4 – 6 treatments are required, but this varies according to the age of the child and the severity of the problem.

By:  Raquel Ferreira              011-6823561
Educational Psychologist      083 637 0442

 
 
 
   
       
 

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