Cranio for children & infants

Babies & Children

Early detection of possible developmental restrictions through gentle biodynamic treatment.

Support with breastfeeding problems, restlessness, colic, torticollis and other symptoms.

Long births or complications during birth can sometimes lead to functional impairments in the baby’s body and head area (cranium).

One focus of treatment is on the occipital area (the back of the head) of the child, as this is the first area to pass through the birth canal during birth.

If there are delays or complications during the birth process, particularly high forces act here, which can impair the exit of important cranial nerves. These essential cranial nerves include

the hypoglossal nerve
(controls sucking and swallowing)
the vagus nerve
(part of the autonomic nervous system, supplies the stomach and aids digestion)
the accesor nerve
(supplies the neck and shoulder muscles and controls head posture/rotation)

When is treatment effective

In general, biodynamic treatment strengthens the self-regulation mechanism of body and soul. Structural and emotional tensions can be released.

-for follow-up care after the birth of mother and child

-support for crying children, sucking and sleeping problems, stomach cramps to increase satisfaction

-support for torticollis, pelvic obliquity, strabismus, ear/eye problems

-for children, it supports age-appropriate development

-for psychological stress, e.g. school stress, grade pressure, anxiety

-social issues such as attachment issues, learning difficulties

– also in children for post-treatment after accidents and operations

-as with adults, also for children as prevention for deep relaxation, to regulate the nervous system


Treatment procedure

-Telephone call for initial clarification of questions, getting to know each other and exchanging background information

-First treatment in the practice, discuss further procedure.

Cranio with babies and children, together with the parent, lasts from 30 minutes to 60 minutes.

Cranio Suisse®, the Swiss Society for Craniosacral Therapy:

The treatment of children is a specialization of craniosacral therapy. In this therapy, craniosacral practitioners accompany the entire organism with gentle, non-invasive, sensitive bodywork. They apply their knowledge with comprehensive attention and listen to the rhythm together with the baby or child. Space is created from the center and from the inside out, space for health and well-being. The hands of the craniosacral practitioner accompany the subtle movements of the craniosacral rhythm. This creates a non-verbal communication between the baby or child and the therapist. The conscious and subtle “entering into relationship” with the structures of the craniosacral system enables the child to relax deeply. By stimulating the self-healing powers of body and soul, not only structural but also emotional tensions are released.

The craniosacral system consists of the skull (cranium), spine, sacrum, membranes, cerebrospinal fluid, nerves and fascia, which are connected to it.

The roots of osteopathy lie with the American doctors Dr. A.T. Still and Dr. W.G. Shuterland.

They researched the rhythmic movements of bones and tissue and their causes of movement. They discovered that these subtle movements come from our inner life force. They called this life force the breath of life. Which acts as a basic principle of life, permeates everything, brings vitality and regulates all bodily functions.

In the 1970s, this gave rise to the two directions of biodynamic and biomechanical craniosacral therapy.