Seattle’s Leading Expert in Craniosacral Therapy
What is Craniosacral Therapy?
Craniosacral therapy is a technique to release restrictions in the connective tissue around the central nervous system. I describe it as a prolonged stretch on an area. It is so slow and prolonged the soft tissues and bones that receive treatment are able to let go of something that was tight. As a result the area relaxes and symptoms that were present are relieved or reduced. The central nervous system is the brain and spinal cord, so the treatment improves function and development in key areas that relieve symptoms such as:
- Feeding Difficulties
- Developmental Delay
- Back or Neck Pain
- Behavioral Problems
Craniosacral Therapy Process for Babies and Children
Sessions in Craniosacral therapy are provided for babies, children, and adults. Treatments are relaxing and comfortable. Many children who won’t let anyone touch their heads, will allow me to give them Craniosacral, because it feels so good.
Sessions involve lying on the treatment table fully clothed and relaxing while I place my hands in areas along the spine and head. For kids, parents read books to them while I treat them. For babies, I hold them and soothe them while treating them, and they often make their first sounds and smiles during treatment. For adults, it’s not uncommon to fall asleep during treatment, and awake feeling refreshed and free of pain.
Frequently Asked Questions About Craniosacral Therapy
What does Craniosacral Therapy Feel Like?
Every individual is different, most Craniosacral Therapy clients have reported very deep relaxation during their treatment and after, truly feeling a profound sense of rest. Other Craniosacral Therapy clients have said the process is relaxing and seamless, never feeling a separation between the practitioner’s hands and their body, evoking connection, trust and warmth.
How many Craniosacral Therapy sessions are standard?
Craniosacral Therapy works at the pace of the body, often two sessions are the base standard for the body to achieve the state of relaxation and foundation needed to start a Craniosacral Therapy session schedule. For a practioner to ideally assess every individuals unique body 4-6 weekly sessions are recommended.
Can Craniosacral Therapy Help My Autistic Child?
Bek has been working with Autistic Children in the Greater Seattle area for 13 years and knows earning your child’s trust may be a slow process, but the proper procedure for optimal care for your child during therapy. Bek takes the time to build the relationship with your child, letting your child get to know her. She is patient and consistent with her behavior, allowing your child to relax. She encourages your child to share their favorite books and games with her and encourages them to bring their favorite objects into therapy. Your child will then associate therapy with comfort and will start asking for the enjoyable treatment right when they walk in.
For additional insight on the many benefits of Craniosacral Therapy for autism, please read our latest blog post.