At Inside Out Therapies, we welcome all ages and are proud to offer the following services specifically for infants and children.
BodyTalk can help children with a variety of common ailments, including:
*Not meeting milestones for development, movement, speech, learning, etc.
*Potty training and bed wetting
*Fears and phobias
*Allergies and intolerances
*Over-attachment and clinginess
*Trouble transitioning to daycare/school
Our BodyTalk practitioner, Sharon Koenning, participated in a case study investigating the effectiveness of BodyTalk treatments for children in 2017, which found that the treatments were effective and every child treated reported improvements in at least one area of concern. Click here for more information on the study.
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According to the Upledger Institute, craniosacral therapy (CST) can be beneficial for all ages, starting just after birth. CST carried out within the first few days of life can potentially reduce a wide spectrum of health challenges, many of which might not otherwise become apparent until the child is in school. It can even address problems with head shape and skull-bone override, naturally.
Many congenital and acquired health challenges also respond well to craniosacral therapy. It has shown to be effective at improving and maintaining a healthy immune system, and because of its gentle, non-invasive qualities, it seamlessly accommodates other therapies delivered by early-intervention medical teams.
Older children can also benefit from CST. With their still-developing physiology, their central nervous systems are especially accepting of this effective therapy. Because CST has been shown to ease tension patterns and help children relax, it can be helpful for children with special needs, such as autism, ADHD, dyslexia and PTSD.
What To Expect In Your Child’s Session
A typical CST session takes place in a quiet, peaceful setting. The child remains clothed, and is treated on a padded table or therapy floor.
Parents stay in the therapy room and participate in the child’s session. They may lie on the table or floor with the child if that helps the child feel more secure.
Reactions to CST vary. Children may sleep through the session, while other may be alert, and even crawling around (toys come in handy to distract them and keep them stationary). Older children are usually comfortable lying on the table and relaxing. Children may be silent or vocal, and sometimes may cry. The therapist works with the child to help them to feel secure and relaxed.
Through gentle touch, the therapist begins monitoring the rhythm of the fluid that is flowing around the central nervous system. Delicate manual techniques are then used to release restrictions in the child’s body and head, thus improving the function of the central nervous system. The sessions are generally deeply relaxing, creating feelings of warmth or gentle pushing in the areas where the therapist is working.
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Massage Therapy for Children
Massage can be helpful for children who experience a wide range of symptoms and conditions from sports injuries to anxiety disorders. Massage can help decrease musculoskeletal pain and increase healing, increase body awareness and neurological development, decrease levels of cortisol (the stress hormone) and blood glucose levels resulting in a boosted immune system, and stimulate motor and cognitive development.