Everything you Need to Know about Craniosacral Therapy
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What is craniosacral therapy [ CST ] and how can it help your child's development?
At CHIRO FOR KIDZ our pediatric specialists offer this therapy to all our pediatric patients as an adjunct to their chiropractic care!
Craniosacral therapy [ CST ] is a gentle technique used to release tightness and tension in the soft tissues surrounding the brain + spinal cord. The practitioner does this by evaluating the movement and pulsation of the cerebral spinal fluid flowing beneath the cranial bones that surrounds the entire central nervous system [ brain + spinal cord ]!
The overall goal of CST is to support optimal brain health as well as the growth and development of the nervous system. Why is this so important for newborns? Their brain volume increases over 100% in the first year of life. And as the brain grows structurally it has equal growth of cognitive and motor skills!
Below we demonstrate this technique at our office!
What about older kiddos?
Older kiddos also benefit from CST! The cranial bones in the skull are separate so they can overlap during the birth process. These bones don't come together and close until a child is 2.5 years old. They won't fully fuse until we are in our 20's!
As children continue to grow + develop they go through a lot of emotional and physical changes. CST can support them through these processes. Other benefits of CST for older KIDZ include: