This article is from the Alternative Medicine Therapies guide.
Practitioners of craniosacral therapy are most likely to be physical or massage therapists or chiropractors. Look for a practitioner who has special training in the craniosacral method. If your problem is severe, you may want to consult a doctor of osteopathy (D.O.) who has trained in this discipline. Craniosacral therapy may be covered by some insurance plans if it is received from a physical therapist or chiropractor.
A note about this therapy for infants and children:
One controversial area of craniosacral therapy is its use in treating children. Many practitioners contend that infants and young children respond particularly well to this therapy because the bones of their skulls are more mobile than they will be in adulthood. They maintain that early intervention can permanently correct distortions of the skull or spine caused by a difficult birth. In addition, anecdotal reports suggest craniosacral therapy may be helpful for newborn colic and childhood ear infections.
If you are considering this therapy for a child, consult only a doctor of osteopathy (not a therapist) who specializes in the craniosacral method for children.