Babies & Children

One of Craniosacral Therapy’s most frequently appreciated qualities is its capacity to rapidly resolve some of the problems that occur after childbirth for both mothers and their babies.

Babies and childbirth

During the birth process, the relatively soft bones of the child’s head mould to fit through the mother’s pelvis. The bones have not fully formed yet so it’s normal for these cranial bones to override each other during this process.

The compression to bones and tissue caused through birth usually resolve themselves. If they do not resolve however, they may interfere with proper cranial nerve function leading to issues such as colic, breathing, swallowing, digestive or sensory-motor impairments.

The effects of dangerous or prolonged labour may create trauma to the baby as can early induction, anaesthetics, forceps, ventouse extraction, and Caesarean section. A session can help to address these injuries by facilitating the baby’s system in releasing stresses and shock held in the nervous system and soft tissues, bringing back a state of natural health and balance to their system.

Craniosacral therapy treatment of babies and young children can also have a very positive effect in our later years. Health issues that come up in adults later on have often been linked to their birth and pre-natal experiences.

Pregnancy, Childbirth and Post-partum

A woman experiences dramatic changes in her body and in her relationships during pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum recovery. Studies have shown how vital touch is to a mother’s psychological, physiological and spiritual well-being as she adapts to the experience and demands of pregnancy and new motherhood. With the changes appearing during this time, Craniosacral therapy¬†effectively addresses the concerns and discomforts arising.

After giving birth it may be helpful and supportive for the mum to have a treatment for herself. This can help release body stresses from the adaptations to pregnancy and giving birth. It can also help by bringing a sense of balance to the pelvis and lower back, supporting back problems common after birth, particularly if the birth has been difficult or there have been complications or any interventions.