CranioSacral Therapy is a gentle, hand on approach to stimulating the nervous system to a higher degree of organization. What this means to your autistic child is that he or she may be able to advance to a new level of higher function. A child may be able to display more calm behavior, be receptive to affection, stop self-abuse or develop more language skills. The CranioSacral Therapy session is as follows:
A gentle evaluation where the therapist evaluates the tension within the cranium as to mild, moderate or severe. This is done by a gentle touch.
The therapist will treat the restriction he/she finds with a gentle touch and facilitates releases within the system. This treatment usually will be one hour.
The therapist will recommend a schedule of on-going treatment. Expect to do a series of 5 to 10 one-hour weekly treatments to see results. Usually the parent will see signs of improvement after the first few sessions.