Sacro Occipital Therapy, or cranial massage, is used to gently reposition or realign some of the bones in the skull. There are multiple bones - all attached with sutures - in the skull, but sometimes birth trauma or physical trauma can cause misalignment.
In addition, babies born via C-Section have not traveled through the birth canal, and so have not been subject to the helpful constricting forces necessary for the proper adjustment of these bones. When they are misaligned, undue pressure is put on different parts of the brain, which inhibits proper functioning.
For More On Cranial Massage, See: The International Chiropractic Pediatric Association
Cranial massage is a gentle, hands-on re-alignment of some of the cranial bones so that they line up better, which takes pressure off of different points in the brain. The procedure is completely painless and lasts, depending on the case, between 3-10 minutes per visit.
Dr. Geersen also uses neurological scanning to check improvement before, during and after the treatment, which helps eliminates guesswork.
Using this technology, she is able to ascertain exactly what percentage of improvement has been made during the treatment and is also able to see when there is no longer any neurologic interference and patient is stable.