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Adare Craniosacral Therapy

Welcome to Adare Craniosacral Therapy

This website hopes to inform you of the benefits of Craniosacral Therapy & Equine Therapy. Please feel free to take a look at our articles, case studies and testimonials.

CST is very beneficial for Babies, Children, Adults and Animals. We endeavor to provide you with information so that you may understand how CST works and how it can help you on a physical and an emotional level.

To the right is a video to show the impact of equine presence in the application of Craniosacral Therapy for Autistic Spectrum Disorder please watch -->

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Workshops

The High Art of Helping (new dates coming soon)

The Deep Art of Contact (new dates coming soon)

(The High Art of Helping is a prerequisite to The Deep Art of Contact Workshop)

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Equine Assisted Craniosacral Therapy

Multi-Hands Experiential Days

New Dates Added:

Saturday 22nd September 2018

Saturday 6th October 2018

Equine Assisted CST - Watch Video

Equine Assisted CST
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Latest Resource Article
6 Ways CranioSacral Therapy Facilitates Brain Health

IoPT Identity Constellation Day

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IoPT Identity Constellation Day

Facilitated by Deirdre Kennedy 

Adare Heritage Centre. Saturday 9th June 2018

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CST For Babies - Watch Video

Here is a great video to demonstrate a CST for Babies Treatment

 

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CST for Adults - Watch Video

Video for CST for Adults by Kate Mackinnon

 

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Brith Procedures and Changing Species?


Does where, or how we give birth actually matter? The many and frequent debates on this topic often end with the perpetual refrain: 'all that matters is a healthy baby.' But could it be that our birth choices are making fundamental differences to our babies, and therefore matter to the whole human race, in deeply important ways? And could the way we are giving birth even be altering our entire direction, as a species?
 

This week I've been reading about the Human Microbiome, and although I admit I don't fully understand it, that's ok, because turns out nobody else does either – at least not yet. However, cutting edge science is working on it, and – don't save a seat for me at the Science Journalist of the Year awards – here is my attempt to explain it.
The Microbiome is essentially all the trillions of bacteria that live on and in our bodies, everywhere from our mouths to our guts to that little dip between our toes where the fluff collects.
What scientists are only just beginning to understand is the role this vast collection of organisms plays in our health or disease, or indeed in our mental states, our life expectancy, or even our personality. This delicate balance of microbes, which can even differ in species from one person to the next whilst performing the same function, has the power to both keep us in perfect health and be our downfall.
 

So what's all this got to do with birth? - I hear you ask. Well, turns out quite a lot, as our own personal microbiomes begin to be formed as we are being born, or perhaps even before – there is growing evidence that the baby in utero is not 'sterile' as has long been thought, but that the microbiome is already under construction.
Most crucially, perhaps, is how we are born. Scientists have found that the microbiome of a baby born by caesarean is different to that of a baby born vaginally. This is because, when a baby is born vaginally, they begin to be 'colonised' by the bacteria from their mother's vagina and rectum. In our bacteria-averse world, this might sound alarming, but actually these microbes are an essential part of what makes us human.
 

This begs the question, if we skip this step and a baby is born by caesarean, what is the impact on the formation of their microbiome, and how might this affect the short and long term health of the newly born?
 

Similarly, more colonisation of bacteria occurs when the baby is skin to skin with mum shortly after birth – a step that until recently was unfashionable and was often replaced with a newborn being bathed and dressed. Home born babies are colonised with different bacteria to hospital births. And of course, how we feed our babies makes a difference too – a formula fed baby will have an entirely different microbiome to one who gets milk from the breast.
 

When we start to learn about the microbiome, we stray into difficult territory, as the choices we make when giving birth and feeding our babies quite literally come under the microscope. It is always difficult not to feel judged if we are told we have done something that has placed our most beloved children at a disadvantage.
But the emerging evidence cannot be ignored: every detail of how a baby is born can affect the microbiome, which in turn can affect the long term future of both individuals, and the human race. As the number of caesarean born babies continues to rise, it is perhaps time to ask difficult questions.

 

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