Craniosacral Therapy (CST) for Autism 
 
Autism is estimated to affect one child in every 150 and is recognised as the fastest growing developmental disability. There is no known cause but it is believed to be the result of biological and/or neurological disorders that affect the brain’s functioning, resulting in a variety of behavioural impairments in social relationships, communication and thought processes. Whilst raising a child with special needs can be very rewarding, it can also be incredibly challenging for all of you.
 
Each child, no matter where they are on the spectrum, is an individual with unique symptoms and behaviours (just like the rest of us!). When working with a child with Autism, the focus of CST is on removing any restrictive force on the brain tissue that can lead to adverse strain on the central nervous and endocrine systems, which may heighten irritation and emotional responses in Autism sufferers. Craniosacral Therapy works by gently manipulating blockages and tensions in soft tissue and relieving pressure by encouraging repositioning of the cranial bones and dura mater (membrane surrounding the brain), rebalancing the flow of cerebrospinal fluid that facilitates nerve function and bathes and cleanses the brain of toxins.
 
CST cannot cure Autism. However, parents and carers of autistic children have reported that after a session the child is more relaxed, makes prolonged eye contact and becomes more verbally communicative and emotionally responsive, allowing the child to develop newfound levels of tolerance, understanding and response. Other reports have suggested that the calming effect of CST lessen aggressive and self-destructive behaviour, increasing impulse control and boosting concentration.
 
 Autism Spectrum Disorder: How Craniosacral Therapy Can Help
By Tad Wanveer & John Upledger
http://www.massagetoday.com/mpacms/mt/article.php?id=13656


Mission Impossible? A Journey Out Of Autism By Denise McCann
http://www.craniosacral.co.uk/articles-documents

Contact Details

Theresa Lindsay BSc, MAR, RCST
Birch Therapy Centre
Elms Avenue
Ramsgate
Kent
CT11 9BW
 
Telephone: 01843 580 191
Mobile: 07957 666291
Email: theresalindsay@hotmail.co.uk