Craniosacral Therapy Babies and Children

Craniosacral therapy aims to free restrictions in the natural movement of the cerebrospinal fluid, the clear liquid that cushions the brain and the spine. The birth process can be a very challenging experience for the newborn. Even a normal delivery can create stress patterns that cause discomfort and restriction which may, if untreated lead to issues in childhood and later in life. Babies can be treated soon after birth. 


Craniosacral Therapy can help babies with :

  • Assisted births (e.g. forceps or ventouse)
  • Breastfeeding difficulties
  • Caesarean births
  • Colic
  • Sleep Issues
  • Premature Birth
  • Constipation
  • Head shape irregularity (Plagiocephaly)
  • Reflux/digestive issues
  • Unsettled and uncomfortable babies
  • Very short or very long labours

Craniosacral Therapy can help children with :

  • Autism
  • Bed-wetting
  • Behavioural issues
  • Digestive system issues
  • Ear infections
  • Eye infections
  • Sleeping problems
  • Immune support during medical treatment
  • Migraines and headaches
  • Recovery after accidents or surgery
  • Stress and anxiety management

How is Craniosacral Therapy preformed?

A light touch, similar to the weight of a small coin, to evaluate and treat imbalance and restrictions. Precise and subtle palpation is used on the patient who remains fully clothed. The areas treat depend on where these core restrictions lie in the body and are now confined to the head. 

Patricia McMahon a registered Cranio-Sacral therapist with the Irish Associations of Cranio-Sacral Therapists

Patricia McMahon CST-T