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Natural Awakenings Tucson

Visceral and Craniosacral Therapies for Babies and Children

Sylvia Boyed

Babies are sometimes born into the world with health challenges developed in utero. They are equally affected emotionally by any trauma experienced within the womb or during labor. Their bodies may evolve early on, with a variety of symptoms suggesting a certain degree of disturbance, constriction and misalignment is affecting their development.

Babies and children are very fluid in their bodies and respond well to both visceral and craniosacral work. Both therapies are extremely gentle and use a combination of manual and energetic techniques. These therapies are able to decrease stress and angst, which can initiate or support the creation of other systemic conditions.

A child’s body will often times heal more quickly with treatment and may be a very proactive investment for that child’s future. Some of the conditions which are treated for babies and children include: colic, sleep disturbance, fussiness, hyperactivity, learning disabilities, neurological conditions, mobility, digestive conditions, headaches and migraines. 

Young people are also susceptible these days to head injuries due to sports, and intense tightness and misalignment in their neck and shoulders, being on the phone and computer much of their lives. The neck and shoulders moving constantly forward and angled downward, create changes in the spine that may cause headaches or head pressure, resulting in other conditions, such as vertigo, tinnitus and cognitive changes. Cranio Sacral and Visceral Manipulation Therapies are very effective in relaxing the spine, calming the nervous system and decreasing pressure in the various cavities of the body.

Sylvia Boyed, MA, LMT, CST is an energetic bodyworker in Tucson, working in the bodywork field for 11 years. She treats all of the systems of the body, for all ages, with specializations in joint reconstruction, head injuries, migraine headaches, vertigo, tinnitus, hyperactivity, learning disabilities and anxiety. Connect at 520-370-3689 or See ad, page 30.