Craniosacral for Babies

Craniosacral for Babies

Origins An astute observation by an Osteopathy Student in 1899 led to the development over three decades of a new and exciting treatment which can be applied to people of all ages. William Garner Sutherland noted that bones at the side of the skull resembled the gills of a fish. That simple observation suggested motion. Eventually Sutherland discovered the intrinsic motion (CRI or cranio-rhythmic impulse) in not only the skull. He learned that motion is the basis for diagnosing and treating the cause of many problems. Craniosacral for Babies Birth is a process designed by nature to help the infant come into the noisy, bright big scary world from the cosy environment of the uterus in which the baby is completely dependent on the mother. When the birth process goes well the large amounts of adrenaline and oxytocin stimulate the process of expelling the baby and mother and child bonding. Labour also helps to mould the baby’s cranium and stimulate the CRI. If the birth process goes too fast or too slowly, the baby in the breech position or requires some medical intervention abnormal forces are applied to the baby and a record of this may be retained the tissues of the cranium or the rest of the body. The Cranial Osteopath feels this movement in the head and other parts of the body. Where the motion is not expressed normally, the body cannot function properly. This disturbance is the basis for a number of common symptoms in babies such as, colic, glue-ear, sleep disturbances, developmental immaturity and dental problems among others. These motion patterns are often created during...