CST for Infants and Children

madsmallThe gentleness and non-invasive approach of CST make it an appropriate therapy for all ages and many conditions. It is particularly beneficial to babies and children for whom the calm, secure approach of CST enables them to relax within the therapy and become involved with their own recovery. CST is a respectful of their physiology, and it is often the case that over time the requirement for chemical interventions subsides along with problematic side effects associated with them.

Bheema1Health conditions for which CST has shown to be effective include allergies, auditory difficulties such as middle ear problems, autism, behavioural problems, brain and spinal cord injuries, central nervous system disorders, cerebral palsy, developmental problems, delayed recovery from medical intervention, emotional difficulties, tantrums, injuries and post-operative problems, learning disabilities, such as ADD and dyslexia, motor co-ordination difficulties, respiratory problems such as asthma and bronchitis, and vision disturbances.

In babies, it may be used for neo-natal care for example, birth trauma, and behavioural distortions generated by chronic stress and shock. In our high caesarian rate, CST has been found to be supportive in relieving colic symptoms, latching (breast feeding) and sleep pattern regulation. Many mothers have found CST to be an incredible support system with their babies and children.
amanda testimonialDr. Al Pelowski (BA MA MSc ND RCST), explains about using CST with Babies and Children:

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CST for Excema

Dr Al Pelowski share with us an amazing story of a little girl in Cape Town who was completely excemic from head to toe (whole body excema), who in a few sessions, was completely clear of this terribly distressing skin condition.  Her parents had tried everything: steriods, clay, seawater, mud, homeopathy, aromatherapy, dietary changes in the mother, as well as dietary changes in the weaning programme.  Nothing had any effect at all.

Listen to his story.  It is inspiring and entertaining to listen to how it resolved from session to session.

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What is “Cranio” or Craniosacral Therapy?

My wife has come home countless times from travelling all over the country for her marketing and advertising, and told me how she has sat on the plane and chatted with the person next to her, and when asked what her husband does and she says “he’s a Craniosacral Therapist”, the response is “a Cranio WHAAT?”.  So for those who have, or are asking that question, here is an explanation (and DVD) as to what it is and how it works!

CranioSacral Therapy (CST) is a non-invasive therapy designed to listen to and support nerve pathways in the body to integrate and heal. There is a focus on working with the skeletal system and the cerebrospinal fluid that circulates through the cranium, spinal cord, and sacrum. When the bones and tissues are aligned well, our nervous system can relax and respond better to daily life. Our circulation increases which in turn increases hormone flow and cellular function.

Craniosacral Therapy has its origins in Osteopathy (for history of CST click here) and its application and methods have been refined over the past several decades by many prominent leaders in this field and recognized teaching institutions (worldwide).

Craniosacral Therapy (CST) is a gentle, hands-on method of evaluating and enhancing the Craniosacral System, the environment in which the brain and spinal cord function. Imbalance or dysfunction in the Craniosacral System can cause a wide range of sensory, motor or neurological impairments and dysfunction. Craniosacral Therapy has been found to be effective for an extensive variety of health issues (click here to see what they are), and some of these are listed further down the page, along with a variety of YouTube clips of an interview with the founder of CST in SA, Dr Alan Pelowski where he covers some topics and conditions in which it is used.