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Massage Therapy for Autism

Ameliorate Massage & CranioSacral
Theresa Winters, LMT, NCBTMB
826 S. Third St.
St. Charles, IL 60174
(630) 253-0576
Kane County
email: theresa@amelioratemassage.com
CranioSacral therapy is a light-touch, fully-clothed session that releases tension and restriction in the dural tube and fascia to allow the body to relax and self-correct. Parents often report improved attention and social functioning the day after a treatment. It is a non-invasive drug-free alternative therapy for children with autism, behavioral and learning disabilities.
Ages: all ages benefit greatly.

Aspire Children's Services
Contact: Evon Mucek-Kucharczyk
1815 S. Wolf Road
Hillside, IL 60162
(708) 236-0979
Cook County
email: emucek@aspireofillinois.org
Periodic courses for parents/caregivers and their babies who are not yet crawling on massage techniques that promote bonding, aid release of tension and strengthen primary systems.
Cost: $180 for six weeks.

Learning Through Play Center for Child Development
Elizabeth Benney, MA, DT, CIMI
633 W. Addison St.
Chicago, IL 60613
(773) 615-3202
Cook County
Infant massage instruction is home-based with a IAIM-certified infant massage instructor. The physiological benefits include increasing body awareness, increasing an infant’s ability to integrate sensory input and assisting to regulate heart and lung functions.
Ages: birth to 5.
Insurance not accepted.
Cost: $135(individual session).
Cost: $55 (for groups-3 minimum).
No wait list.