Craniosacral Therapy

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We used to believe that once a child grows up and becomes an adult, our heads/skull become hard like a bowling ball.  We now know this to be false.

Our skull doesn’t fuse.  The plates that make up our head and face are tightly joined and expansion is allowed and needed so that the cerebral spinal fluid can circulate properly.

Our heads actually expand and contract about 10 times a minute.  This movement is how our cerebral spinal fluid (what they take out when they are worried about meningitis) moves.

So, taking all of this into consideration, it is easy to understand why one would want to make sure an infant’s head is growing symmetrically.  Infants makes up a large part of my Craniosacral practice.  I have examined newborns as early as 3 days old.

This type of newborn check is especially important in cases where there was a prolonged labour, where the baby was position in the birth canal with the water broken for an extended period of time or when forceps or suction had to be used in the delivery.

For adults, Craniosacral therapy has been used successfully to help people who have had concussions, chronic sinus congestion and migraines.

Because of the specialty nature of this technique, a consultation happens first.  Once it is determined this technique is suitable, a treatment plan will be proposed.