Craniosacral Therapy (CST) for Adults and Children
CST is a gentle, hands-on approach that releases tension deep within the body to relieve pain and improve over-all health and performance.
The craniosacral therapist places hands lightly on the body to detect the rhythm of the craniosacral system - the membranes and fluid that surround, protect and nourish the brain and spinal cord. The rythmic pulse of this fluid can be most readily felt at the skull, sacrum and coccyx as these bones attach to the membranes that enclose the cerebrospinal fluid.
This system of gentle touch releases restrictions and assists the movement of cerebrospinal fluid through the craniosacral system. By normalizing the environment around the brain and spinal cord and enhancing the body’s ability to self-correct, Craniosacral Therapy can alleviate neurological impairment, relieve chronic pain, support the immune system and improve sensory, motor and intellectual function.
Pediatric Craniosacral Therapy
Craniosacral Therapy is a holistic health care option for your child that uses the CranioSacral System (membrane and spinal fluid surrounding the spinal cord, nerves and brain, and movement of cranial and spinal bones) to access the pulse of the cerebral spinal fluid. This is paired with sensitive palpation skills to determine how and where any restrictions have manifested in the fascia/connective tissue, overall body systems (CNS, musculo-skeletal, visceral), and mind of the client. In working with infants and children, the practitioner's level of focus, sensitivity to energy, and knowledge of pediatric contraindications become important tools as change occurs in an infant's or child's body.
An initial pediatric visit with Nishanka Lahr consists of a telephone intake (30 minutes) with the parent prior to your child's first office visit (60 minutes). All subsequent sessions are typically 60 minutes, although that may vary depending on the practitioner's recommendation.
Pediatric CST can help to address conditions such as feeding/latching problems, chronic regurgitation, food sensitivities, ear infections, hearing problems, irritability/aggression, sleep problems, speech delays, gross or fine motor problems, birth trauma, and more.
Please call the Teal Center at 703-522-7637 to set up your initial pediatric appointment.