For Children

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Infants

Child birth can be very traumatic. Booking a 15 minute lesson for your new born will eliminate the stress of child birth getting them started with less stress and strain on their overall well-being.

Children

Lessons for typical children will give them an opportunity to;

  • upgrade their movement
  • increase their learning
  • bring more balance to their lives
  • turn on “the learning switch”
  • have your child engaged in learning with enthusiasm and curiosity
  • create better self esteem
  • more confidence
  • better overall posture

Children with special Needs

We all expect our babies and children to be born typical.   When there is a change and you are feeling stressed, anxious, and at wits end dealing with any of the below concerns; I encourage you to seek support and learn there are alternatives and ways to get your child to the best place possible.

There is no quick fix, but there are ways to get the brain and body working better together.  I suggest doing lessons as early as possible for the best outcomes, however, if you discover this work later, the brain is “plasticity from cradle to grave so the child will learn and change.

  •  Stroke,
  • Cerebral Palsy,
  • Autism,
  • ADD/ADHD,
  • Failure to Thrive,
  • Sensory Integration Syndrome
  • Delayed Development
  • Fragile X Syndrome
  • Down’s Syndrome
  • Shaken Baby Syndrome
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy
  • Hydrocephaly
  • Hypertonic Hypotonia
  • And many other neurological concerns

What a lesson looks like;

A lesson is usually done on a table that is lower and wider than a massage table.   The child is fully clothed and parents are encouraged to be in the room watching the lesson.  Support workers and family are welcome to observe the lesson.  The lesson begins by acknowledging the child and treating him/her with dignity.  The child’s expressions, and reactions to movement will be acknowledged.   The movements are done based on the nine essentials, by Anat Baniel;  Slow, Subtle, with Attention, Variations, Flexible Goals, Awareness, The Learning Switch, Enthusiasm, and Imagination and Dreams!

Most lessons are 45 minutes in length, however, when the brain has learned as much as it can the lesson could be finished earlier.

Most parents report their child to be sleepy or hungry after a lesson.  I always suggest bringing a snack for the child as they may get really hungry during the lesson.

First changes noticed by parents include:

  • Improved mood
  • Better sleep
  • Greater comfort
  • Increased alertness and awareness of their surroundings

Functional changes include:

  • More effortless movements
  • Better balance
  • Improved ability to move: crawl, walk, run, jump and reach
  • Improved speech
Child with Cerebral Palsy

Child with Cerebral Palsy

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Clark lesson on tummy turning