Infants and Children can benefit greatly from these types of gentle, low force care, and children are especially responsive to fascial release while they are still growing.
Some areas that children have benefited from treatments are:
- Nursing or latch issues
- Lack of sleep or restlessness
- Birth Trauma
- Sitting/Crawling/Walking trouble
- Plagiocephaly (Flat Head Syndrome)
- Digestive discomfort (diaphragm restrictions)
- Chronic earaches
- Car seat discomfort
- Continually rocking while sitting
- Hitting heads into walls/floors
Infants and small children have a hard time communicating their discomfort and/or they grow into thinking those restrictions were “normal.” Some restriction patterns can be mistakenly taken as childhood traits or quirks. Certain traits such as crawling differently, laying in odd positions, banging heads into things, and/or continually rocking their bodies can be seen as individualism or quirks where instead these actions are based on restrictions affecting their comfort and development.
Nursing/latch issues and prevention or post-care of lip tie corrections are also areas that can be helped with MFR. Furthermore, certain children that are not meeting their development goals or suffer from digestive distress can benefit greatly from this type of gentle care.