Cranoisacral Therapy

With Nick Blackwood, Bsc.MChiro DC

Craniosacral Therapy was developed from the work of an American Osteopath, Dr William Sutherland in the early 1900's. He discovered intrinsic movements of the bones of the head and his further research revealed different rhythms in the body. He inferred, from further observation, and later went on to demonstrate to his satisfaction that these movements are inextricably linked.

Babies & Children

One of Craniosacral therapy's most frquently appreciated qualities is its capacity to rapidly resolve some problems that babies have. Some of the difficulties that babies have are due to the compression that the baby undergoes at birth. Parents are frquently relieved and amazed by the improvements resulting from craniosacral sessions.
As a result of the contractions and passage through the pelvis and the birth canal, babies get very compressed during birth and this can displace things in their bodies. The relatively soft bones of the head move during birth but don’t always return to an optimal position, leading to a variety of difficult conditions.
Caesarean births and those involving forceps or suction are more likely to lead to symptoms. These are often immediately obvious but sometimes don’t develop until later on. Craniosacral therapy can be beneficial to all babies including those who have had problem-free births.
Babies can’t speak but that doesn’t mean you can’t communicate with them. Parents often understand a baby’s non-verbal communication. The therapist’s appreciation of what things are like for babies plays a big part in the treatment. CST is effective for both children and adolescents.