Childbirth is a journey like no other. For the mother and father it is one of wonder, excitement and the unknown. For the child it can hold all the rewards and risks that a new life offers.
Thankfully, for babies and children today, there’s a gentle form of therapeutic touch that can help them enjoy a lifetime of good health. It is called CranioSacral Therapy, and it can help your child overcome congenital and acquired health challenges and prevent new ones from occurring.
CranioSacral Therapy is a light-touch therapy shown to be effective in supporting the central nervous system so that your child’s body can self-correct and heal naturally.
As the control center of the body, the central nervous system influences every other major body system and function. That’s why problems here can cause a wide range of sensory, motor or neurological disabilities.
By supporting the central nervous system and releasing restrictions throughout the body, CranioSacral Therapy has shown to bring about profound healing. And because it’s so gentle, non-invasive and virtually risk-free, children of all ages can benefit from this essential therapy.
How Is CranioSacral Therapy Performed?
A typical CranioSacral Therapy session takes place in a quiet setting with the child resting at ease on a massage table or even engaged in play. Using a light touch – generally no more than the weight of a nickel – the therapist monitors the rhythm of the fluid that’s flowing around the central nervous system to detect potential problems. Delicate hand-on techniques are than used to release any tensions that may be affecting your child’s brain and spinal cord. A session can last from 15 minutes to more than an hour. The result is a central nervous system free of restrictions and a body that’s able to return to its greatest levels of health and performance.
The Benefits Of Early Intervention
It’s widely recognized that in certain instances, the birth process can generate mild to severe central nervous system abnormalities. CranioSacral Therapy carried out in the delivery room or within the first few days of life can potentially reduce a wide spectrum of health challenges, many of which might not otherwise become apparent until the child is in school. It can even address problems with head shape and skull-bone override, naturally. Many congenital and acquired health challenges also respond well to CranioSacral Therapy. It has shown to be effective at improving and maintaining a healthy immune system and because of its gentle, non-invasive qualities, it seamlessly accommodates other therapies delivered by early-intervention medical teams.
Childhood Conditions That May Be Avoided Or Reduced
“I am thoroughly convinced that one of the best things we can do for our children is to have them begin life with smoothly functioning craniosacral systems, a removal of physical restrictions so their body tissues ren’t burdened by destructive or traumatic memories, and very clean energy fields. This can all be accomplished in a very short time within the first few days of life.”
John E. Upledger, DO, OMM
Developer of CranioSacral Therapy
Hope For Children With Health Challenges
It’s no wonder children respond so favorably to CranioSacral Therapy. Because of a child’s still-developing physiology, the central nervous system is especially accepting of this effective therapy. Even a single session can help your child achieve priceless benefits, from calmness and greater focus to better integrated sensory facilities. Additional sessions can extend and strengthen these outcomes, often producing results unmatched by other therapies.
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