Pediatric Fascial Balancing
In this series (formerly entitled Pediatric Manual Therapy), we look at essential skills for working safely and effectively with children. Each class focuses on a specific age range: Newborns, Infants & Toddlers, and Preschoolers to Tweens. From the physical stresses of being born and the rapid growth over the first 4 years, on to the changes of adolescence, this population has its own set of challenges. A lot can be done to help their bodies adjust and maintain health.
We use a blend of myofascial, visceral and cranial techniques aimed at the relatively healthy child. Clear and on-going assessment allows us to identify where they are experiencing limitation and just how much work is needed. Low-force mobilization techniques – of soft tissue, organs, nerves, joints and bones – are used as a way of clearing stresses in the child's system. The work is gentle and effective. Because the child's system is so available, treatments tend to be short. This kind of work requires that therapists are alert, receptive and continuously adapting their touch as the child's body changes.
More detailed descriptions can be found by following these links:
To enhance the learning process, we have children come into class for demonstration sessions and student clinics. For more information about bringing a child into class, click here.
- Developmental Considerations in Structural Work with Small Children (pdf)
Article published in the International Association of Structural Integrators Yearbook of Structural Integration, 2013.
4000 Aurora Ave N, Suite 102
Seattle, WA 98103
116 NE 194th St.
Shoreline, WA 98155