Cranial Sacral for
Babies, Children & Adults

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Cranial-Sacral for Babies:

This healing work helps if your baby is:

  • Fussy or colicky
  • Having digestive issues
  • Crying a lot, or crying inconsolably (this is trauma crying).
  • Having feeding or sleeping issues.
  • Unable to settle
  • Uncomfortable in his/her body
  • Suffering from stress or trauma
  • Grieving a loss (prenatal bereavement, separation after birth, twin loss, etc)
  • Unable to relax and rest deeply
  • Disconnected (not attaching fully, not present in their eyes/body)
  • Had a difficult or stressful womb or birth experience (cesarean section, induction, other medical interventions, long or short labor, etc).

Home visits are available for newborns in the Santa Rosa and Sebastopol areas, or if mom is incapacitated and unable to come to my office. Call me to discuss this option.

Babies can have much to share with us about what it was like for them to make their epic journey into life. Cranial-Sacral healing supports integration through deep listening, empathy, and very gentle touch allowing baby to tell her story and release what is held in her system.

When infants get help early they are supported to reach their full potential, and are able to meet life feeling integrated and embodied, with a fully functional nervous system.

Cranial Sacral for Children:

Helps children with:

  • Unwinding tension, stress and anxiety.
  • Connecting their body-system to its inherent health.
  • Slowing down.
  • Sleep issues.
  • An unsettled nervous system (unable to be calm and/or rest deeply).
  • Unresolved issues held in his/her body-system.
  • Hyperactivity – a revved or anxious nervous system can keep them continually active and unable to let down (sometimes caused by Pitocin at birth). Womb and birth imprints can also contribute to this state.
  • Feeling ungrounded and off center (banging into objects, not finding their feet, scattered energy).
  • Aches and pains.
  • Difficult or stressful womb or birth experiences (if there has been high stress or trauma during this period go to Womb & Birth Play for Children page).

Depending on the age of the child, and their ability to lay on the massage table for treatment, I may combine the Cranial Sacral healing session with play. In this way they can tell their story partly through play, interspersed with cranial sacral healing. Play is the natural organic language of children. After a few sessions more active and wiggly children will be calm enough to lie on the table for longer periods of time.

Cranial Sacral for Adults:

Helps with:

  • Deep relaxation.
  • Aches and pains.
  • Unwinding tension, anxiety, and stress.
  • Imprints held in the body that cause discomfort, or pain.
  • Bringing your nervous system to a calm, regulated state (shifting away from anxiety and mind loops, etc).
  • Unresolved issues held in the body-system.
  • Hyperactivity.
  • Feeling ungrounded and off center.
  • Connecting your body-system to its inherent health.
  • Self-care and maintenance

A Baby's Story:
For the first two months of our son's life all he did was nurse, sleep, and scream. Our journey to conceiving, pregnancy, and the birth were all very stressful, and our son was clearly affected by all of the stress and trauma. We tried everything! I watched other mom’s with their babies calm in their arms, and felt so terrible that our son was suffering, and not at peace. It was affecting my health, my relationship with my husband, and my ability to bond with my son; he never had a quiet alert moment and was distressed around the clock. Our midwife referred us to Karen, and everything changed! Karen was able to tune in to aspects of pre-conception, pregnancy, and birth that had affected our son, and support him to process, express, and release his emotions. Her gentle bodywork helped unwind the tension in his body. It was difficult to witness his emotions and feel unable to comfort him, and it was exactly what he needed. He expressed all of his fear, anger, and grief, just like adults need to express things that they experience. Our baby literally transformed overnight after the first appointment; and for the next week did not cry at all! We continued so that he could express, and release, other experiences and emotions, and to this day have a happy and delightful baby! We could not be more grateful for Karen’s work; the safe and loving space she provides for healing, her expertise at sensing what a baby needs to release, and her facilitation of the process.
Anon, Executive, Petaluma, Ca


Cranial-Sacral is very gentle, non-invasive, fully clothed, hands-on healing that focusses on your central nervous system, energy, and fluid bodies to enhance the health in your system. During a session I may combine Cranial-Sacral healing with my understanding and experience of womb and birth imprinting (Prenatal & Perinatal Psychology), Energy Healing, and Developmental Attachment to enhance your, and your family’s, healing experience.

Please call me if you have questions, or for a free telephone consult about working with me.

Thank you again and again for all of your support during our precious prenatal time. You helped us create a safe and cozy nest for our little one, and for all of us. Our work with you set the stage for our baby to thrive. She is so content and joyful! Our 12 year old daughter also benefited from your parenting support, as we transitioned into our new family, and moved towards our birth.
M.B. and S.B., Sebastopol


Sliding scale $175 – $120 per hour.

Visa, Master Card, Discover and American Express, and Paypal are accepted.

PLEASE NOTE:  A 24-hour notice is required to cancel or change an appointment, otherwise the full fee is charged.

If you are unable to pay for a session within my sliding scale, Sweet Pea by-donation Cranial Sacral clinic for pre-crawling babies is open on the fourth Sunday of the month in Santa Rosa, CA. Go to my Forms page and fill out the appointment sign-up sheet for an appointment, and for clinic dates. There are also monthly free baby clinics alternately in Oakland and San Francisco, contact Holly Edson for information and appointments.