CranioSacral Therapy for
Infants and Children
I offer CranioSacral Therapy for newborns, infants, and kids of all ages. Parents typically bring their newborns for a post-partum CranioSacral checkup within the first two weeks. I also work with infants and babies who have colic, digestive disturbances, torticollis, problems nursing or latching on, tongue ties, plagiocephaly, birth trauma, or developmental delays.
My work with older children includes those with chronic pain, developmental delays, autism/Asperger's, learning challenges, post-concussive syndromes, and more.
I am a member of the UCLA Children's Pain and Comfort Care Program, which offers a multi-disciplinary approach to pain and palliative care for children with chronic, life-limiting conditions. Click here to view a 30-minute YouTube video about the biopsychosocial model of pediatric pain management.
CranioSacral Therapy and lymph drainage are great for kids of all ages who are susceptible to recurrent sinus or ear infections. Lymph drainage is also ideal for all school-age children who are exposed to other sick kids on a fairly regular basis. Lymph drainage helps boost the immune system and enhance the ability to ward off common colds, viruses, and the flu.
Sessions for babies and children are one hour long.
Children and concussions
Much has been written about the impact of head injuries, concussions, and traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) on children's learning and behavior.
Children with learning or behavioral challenges
In December 2012, the Alliance for Education, Development and Empowerment (AEDE) created a free teleseminar series for parents of children with communication, learning, and/or behavioral challenges and the professionals who support these families. Ten experts in the field of developmental disabilities shared their knowledge on variety of topics related to alternative and progessive treatment modalities, including CranioSacral Therapy.
Click here to listen to the 40-minute talk on CranioSacral Therapy, featuring Karen Axelrod.
Birth injuries and related trauma
The Birth Injury Guide is a website staffed and written by a birth injury advocacy group out of Houston, TX. They recommend CST for infants with certain types of birth traumas. Read more here:
"I nursed my baby after her CST appointment. She is transferring milk now! She emptied both breasts, and I haven't pumped in almost six hours. I am so excited!"—T.S., Los Angeles