Newborns and infants
Q: How soon can a newborn child be treated with CranioSacral Therapy?
A: Depending upon the skill of the CranioSacral Therapist, the first treatment could be done within minutes of the obstetrical delivery. The younger the newborn, the more skilled the therapist must be. The craniosacral system’s activity is extremely subtle at the time of delivery, but becomes more apparent as the hours of life outside the womb go by. In order to be sure what he/she is doing, the CranioSacral Therapist should be able to perceive the craniosacral rhythm of the newborn. So for one therapist, one hour after delivery may be the right time to treat the child. Another therapist with less experience and perceptual development may need to wait a day, a eek, a month, a year.
Q: Why would I want my newborn child treated?
A: CranioSacral Therapy can correct problems in the craniosacral system immediately and permanently. These problems when corrected, may avoid the development of colic, respiratory problems, hyperactivity, dyslexia, seizure disorders, floppy baby syndrome and allergies. Although not proven as yet, I believe it can also thwart many cases of cerebral palsy, scoliosis, and dental problems that require orthodontia later in life. Furthermore, it has been shown that the child’s general health is improved. This is a report of the University Hospital of Graz, Austria treating newborns with CST since 1995.