Brenda Wakefield, MS, LMT, LMTI, CEP
We don’t see it, but we know it is there because without it, we cease to exist. The body is interdependent upon each system, yet the Central Nervous System (the brain and the spinal cord) is the control center of the body. Nothing compels us to pay attention to this vital system unless there is pain or discomfort. Brain health function during development years should peak in and out of the classroom.
Parents, take a moment to understand the brain. The brain is more than matter, no pun intended; it is the gateway of knowledge. When problems appear – a headache, fatigue, depression or even constipation – they may impact a clear mind, causing us to lose focus. Memory or behavioral issues may lead to unwanted attention in the classroom.
I believe barring an accident or trauma, the brain can be helped with proactive steps.
First, listen and believe. Take into consideration the discomfort may be real. Of course we know our children, and not all pain is real pain, but to the individual, it just may be their reality. It is better to be safe than sorry. The body has a way of telling, and touch therapy (massage/bodywork) is an alternative to provide relief. Of the five senses, touch is the most primitive and underutilized. A light external touch of the cranium can reveal information a trained therapist will use to help their clients. Also, the hands and feet are a map of the body, and touch is used as a guide to discern an area in need of attention. For example, the thumb reflects the head and houses the pituitary gland. A rub or pressure may relieve a headache and perhaps balance hormones.
The brain and spinal cord understands touch, and although many bodywork therapies exist, my favorite is CranioSacral Therapy (CST). This gentle light touch therapy allows the body to self-correct and balance itself. The benefits extend from infants thru seniors. The body is built to tolerate some stress and tension but so many wake up and go to bed with tension overload.
The start of a new school year brings its own set of problems, add a lack of understanding body functions (headaches, depression, concentration and misbehavior) and you’ve got trouble. An alternative to conventional medicine, CST is a great way to bring balance and requires no drugs. Stress starts from pregnancy, into the birth process, and hangs on for a lifetime with stress related issues. This leads to dis-ease and dysfunction of the body. The body knows what it wants! Knowledge is power, and given the proper therapy, alternative solutions may provide resolution. I encourage all to consider the options available in touch therapy today.
Children need our help to guide them to be the best. Increase their ability to focus and become a better learner in the classroom and home. Research continues to show the untapped potential of the brain limits greatness. Minimize the tension and stress your student may encounter this school year with a gift of CranioSacral Therapy, massage or
It’s worth the experience to decrease stress, tension, pain, dis-ease and dysfunction thru the body’s inherent ability to heal itself. This school year, enhance your student’s learning potential with bodywork or massage.
Enrollment … check, school supplies … check, extracurricular activities … check, clothes … check, food … check … immunizations, check, bodywork/CranioSacral Therapy/massage_____. Make this a reality! The return on investment is great!
Brenda Wakefield, MS, LMT, LMTI, CEP offers proactive massage and touch therapies and initiates the body’s natural healing ability after injury. Start feeling better today, call her office at 214-380-9700, or her mobile phone at 469-955-6530. Learn more about the therapies she provides at www.handsofchoice.com. Schedule an appointment in the DFW area at http://styleseat.com/brendawakefield. Find her ad in The OffBeat Business Magazine.
My goal is to provide services/products that are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease. We make no medical claims and make no statements of validation. Always consult with your professional health care provider before beginning any health care regimen.