During the birth process, the baby’s head molds to fit through the mother’s pelvis. It is normal for the cranial bones to override each other. After birth, these overrides and other accommodations in the baby’s skull should not persist. If they do not correct themselves, they may interfere with proper cranial nerve function leading to colic, breathing, swallowing, digestive or sensory-motor impairments and more. CST can helpful with these challenges as well as the effects of precipitous or prolonged labor, vacuum extraction, forceps or cesarean birth. It is recommended that all babies should receive newborn Craniosacral evaluations and treatments as soon after birth. Children benefit from continued CST periodically throughout childhood as they adapt to the process of growing up.
Children and infants’ bodies are malleable and often change easily and quickly because they have spent less time organizing themselves around their physical or emotional restrictions. Pediatric CST treatments set the stage for body to most efficiently use its own abilities to heal over a lifetime.
Pediatric Challenges that CST can help resolve:
- Difficult/Fast/Slow birth
- Fussy, hard to soothe babies, babies who seem uncomfortable in their bodies
- Babies who have digestive elimination difficulties, or Colic
- Breastfeeding or latching problems
- Chronic Middle Ear Infections or Headaches
- Learning Disabilities, Sensory Integration Problems
- ADD/ADHD Autism, Neurological Conditions
- Developmental Delays, Mobility Concerns
- Sleep Issues