efficacy of craniosacral therapy is perhaps a bit
controversial, but it has been found to be effective in
the treatment of children with reactive attachment
disorder, as well as a wide range of other medical
problems associated with pain and dysfunction.
is a gentle, hands-on method of evaluating and enhancing
the function of the craniosacral system, comprised of
the membranes and cerebrospinal fluid that surround and
protect the brain and spinal cord. Properly done,
craniosacral therapy is so gentle that it is suitable
for infants and children
a soft, gentle touch about the weight of a nickel,
practitioners release restrictions in the craniosacral
system resulting in an improvement of the central
nervous system. I won?t go into the history or
physiological arguments for or against the therapy here,
but you can read more about it on the sites listed
below, if you?d like.
is a technique that you can learn to do at home, but you
should learn it from someone who is qualified to teach
you the hands-on technique, such as your child?s
attachment therapist. While it has been argued that
craniosacral therapy is based on false science, it is
becoming more widely accepted, and done properly the
technique will do no harm.
experience is that the technique appears to calm my
nephew, who suffers from reactive attachment disorder,
serves as an opportunity for physical closeness, and may
provide an avenue for attachment.
it does nothing more than provide an excuse for my
nephew to be close to someone, in a calm and quiet
environment, it will have served a useful function in