Cirque Body

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Craniosacral Therapy (CST) for Kids & Teens

Why use Craniosacral Therapy with kids?
There are so many reasons and here are just a few:

Quick Response
Because their physical and energetic systems are so sensitive, children respond quickly to treatment and easily maintain the benefits

* Powerful Prevention
Many common problems faced by adults have roots in childhood. Resolving obstructions and supporting proper alignment early in primes physical, emotional, and energetic systems for optimal development.

* Gentle and Non-Invasive
Craniosacral touch is extremely gentle, totally non-invasive, and cannot "make" anything happen that is not in alignment with a child's own inherent drive for balance. 

Commonly Addressed Conditions:

Babies/Children:
Birth Trauma, Misshapen Head, Failure to Thrive, Irritability, Colic, Sleeping issues, Autism, ADD/ADHD, Learning disabilities, Behavioral challenges

Teens:
Sleeping issues, Social Challenges, Difficulty Focusing, Anxiety, Eating Disorders, Addiction, Sports Injuries, Connection to purpose/direction

Benefits of CST for Children
I see children for a wide range of issues and goals, from wellness tune-ups and injury healing, to resolution of birth trauma and support with learning and social issues.

Common benefits include:
Support of overall health and well being
Immune system support
Structural alignment
Better quality sleep
Improved digestion
Faster healing of sprains, strains, and injuries
Enhanced self-esteem
Reduced anxiety
More harmonious relationships
Improved mental clarity and focus
Easier emotional expression and balance

What to expect:
Infants often receive treatment while being held by me or a parent. Toddlers can also be held or play freely in my office, while older children may enjoy listening to an audio book or relaxation music while resting on the massage table. Home visits may be available. 

During and after the session, your child will likely be calm and relaxed. It is also common for challenging dynamics to surface as they are released from his or her system.

Most parents notice a positive change beginning with the first or second treatment.

Kids/Teens CST Pricing

Newborns to pre-Teens
In office (30-60 minutes):   $60-95
Home visit (60 minutes):    $150

Teens
In office (60-90 minutes):      $95-125
Home visit (60-90 minutes):  $150-180

"I bring my children in to see Jessica and it helps them so much. If they are acting out or seem down and moody, a couple of sessions really helps them get back on a good track. I can't explain it, but it's great." - H.S.

Craniosacral Therapy with Jessica

Few structures have as much influence over the body’s ability to function properly as the brain and spinal cord that make up the central nervous system. And, the central nervous system is heavily influenced by the craniosacral system and the membranes and fluid that surround, protect and nourish the brain and spinal cord.  Craniosacral Therapy can help!

Every day your body endures stresses and strains that it must work to compensate for. Unfortunately, these changes often cause body tissues to tighten and distort the craniosacral system. These distortions can then cause tension to form around the brain and spinal cord resulting in restrictions. This creates a barrier to the healthy performance of the central nervous system, and potentially every system it interacts with. Fortunately, these restrictions can be detected and corrected using simple methods of touch.

How does Craniosacral Therapy (CST)work?

With a light touch, the CST practitioner uses his or her hands to evaluate the craniosacral system by gently feeling various locations of the body to test for the ease of motion and rhythm of the cerebrospinal fluid pulsing around the brain and spinal cord. Soft-touch techniques are used to release restrictions in any tissues influencing the craniosacral system.

By normalizing the environment around the brain and spinal cord and enhancing the body’s ability to self-correct, CST is able to alleviate a wide variety of symptoms.  Some of these include everything from chronic pain and sports injuries to stroke and neurological impairment.

Craniosacral therapy (CST) is a form of bodywork using gentle touch to manipulate the synarthrodial joints of the cranium. A practitioner of cranial-sacral therapy may also apply light touches to a patient’s spine and pelvis. Practitioners believe that this manipulation regulates the flow of cerebrospinal fluid and aids in “primary respiration”. CST was developed by John Upledger, D.O. in the 1970s, as an offshoot of osteopathy in the cranial field.  Craniosacral Therapy works to enhance the body’s own healing potential addressing more than just symptoms. CST is very relaxing and enjoyable to receive.

Contact Jessica Ferrer, LMT with any questions you may have (info@i-massage.net) or schedule your Craniosacral Therapy (CST) session online now

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