How is craniosacral therapy relevant to parents, babies and children?
The early stages of life are the most profound. We have already inherited our genetic makeup and to some extent psychological patterning within the womb. The event of birth is a dramatic transition and awakening into the external world. The affects on the body of both mother and baby can be overwhelming. It is in the recognition and support of these affects that CST is hugely beneficial
What does CST help?
A session, or sessions, is a good idea if:
• there were any medical interventions or the birth did not go as you hoped
• you have any postnatal depression
• there is persisting backache or pelvic pain
It would be worth checking your baby if you find:
• any unsettled behaviour … it may be related to birth trauma
• your baby has difficulty sleeping – it could be related to birth trauma or nerve compression at the base of the head
• your baby has difficulty suckling or and swallowing
• colic – which could be from stress
• your baby is agitated or seems slow, which could come from imbalances in the nervous system imbalance or the after-effects of anaesthesia
• there are frequent or recurrent chest infections… which can be related to events immediately after the birth
• your baby has excessively weepy eyes … compression on the frontal part of the head during birth can cause this
• there are after-effects of vaccinations … which are sometimes stressful for the baby
And in the longer term?
Examination of babies and young children by a qualified craniosacral therapist may not only be curative but also helpful in preventing problems later in life, like:
• spinal and neck pain