Even the youngest child is able to tell me where I should be working (an infants body will fall into my hands at the exact spot needing assistance), when they feel better, and when the time is up. Most of my sessions with children last under 30 minutes.
I do offer a special rate for children. I will work on the child for a minimum of fifteen minutes each session. It is best for the child's body to have three sessions in three consecutive weeks. Depending on the child's need, we may progress to a monthly session, or we may not need to meet again until some other trauma has entered the body.
And yes, you the parent/guardian will need to stay with me while I work on your child. The parent/guardian has a very important activity for each session; participating as the child wrangler. Keeping the child safe (little people like to bounce around in unexpected directions) and on the table while we work.
If you are interested in learning how to do CranioSacral Therapy for self treatments, I would recommend the book, Harmonizing Your Craniosacral System: Self-Treatments for Improving Your Health by Daniel Agustoni. Just a reminder when working on children that all hold actions are a pull, No compressions. To learn more you can take a course with the Upledger Institute. You do not need to be a massage therapist to take these programs. You do need to know your anatomy.
There are a few good videos on you tube to watch. This video features an instructor I had earlier this year explaining a craniosacral therapy session. In the city Mr Mike lives, he is known as the man that can get your baby to poop and to sleep (yes, I have success stories on "poop and sleep" too). Mr Mike video #2 on headaches and migraines and video #3 talks about pediatric and elderly craniosacral therapy.
This is a nice video of a craniosacral session with a newborn and Dr. Carol Phillips.
New to Canada. The Upledger Institute is offering Mini-Intensive Sessions. March 24-26, 2014 in Calgary. Four therapists will be working on one client. Two hour sessions each day. That is a total of six hours of work. Please refer to site contact for more information.
A book you can probably get at the library to have a look at is Working Wonders, Changing Lives with CranioSacral Therapy. A collection of case histories that I find to be truly inspirational stories of how CranioSacral Therapy connects with the bodies potential to self heal given the right support. I do have a copy of this book at the clinic that you can borrow.