CranioSacral and Children

Since the brain and spinal cord are contained within the central nervous system, the CranioSacral system has powerful influence over a wide variety of bodily functions. Factors such as successful nursing and latching on, colic, fussiness, poor sleep ability,and stiffness or limited range of motion in the neck.

 A normal birth can cause trauma to a baby's head or spine. The use of forceps, vacuum extractors, or cesarean birth can result in undue pressure placed upon cranial nerves, particularly those that control the mouth and digestive systems. The three nerves of the cranium that affect breastfeeding are the glossopharyngeal nerve (which controls the muscles of the pharynx), the vagus nerve (which controls the muscles of the soft palate), and the hypoglossal nerve (which controls the tongue muscle). Compression of any of these nerves can cause dysfunctional nursing.

Types of challenges CST work help in  Infant and Children:

  • Latching problems
  • Nursing challenges
  • Colic
  • Constipation
  • Fussiness
  • Sleeping Issues
  • Cranium Irregularities
  • Ear infections
  • Autism spectrum disorder
  • Learning difficulties and behavioral issues
  • and so many more

Please contact Therese to discuss your challenges and to find out if CST is a viable solution to addressing the physical and nervous system needs of your child