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Ameliorate Massage & CranioSacral
Theresa Winters, LMT, NCBTMB
826 S. Third St.
St. Charles, IL 60174
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
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
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.
The information on this Web site is provided for general reference purposes. It does not constitute medical or other professional advice and should not be used as a substitute for the medical care and advice of your child and adolescent psychiatrist or other physician. Only a qualified, licensed physician can determine the individual treatment that is appropriate for your particular circumstances. All decisions about clinical care should be made in consultation with a physician. Inclusion of information on this Web site does not constitute an endorsement of views, persons, methodologies or products. The health care providers whose information is available on the Web site are not necessarily the agents or employees of Rush University Medical Center. In consideration for use of this Web site, Rush University Medical Center or any other party involved in producing or delivering this Web site will not be liable to you for any action or nonaction that you take in reliance upon the information provided on this Web site.
Autism is a complex disorder. Our Web site provides information and resources for families with a child with autism. If you feel your child is experiencing behavior and/or symptoms that may be associated with autistic spectrum disorders, please contact your pediatrician or a licensed physician. A comprehensive evaluation may be needed from a psychologist, neurologist, psychiatrist, speech therapist and other professionals.
The Autism Resource Center’s referral and resource list is not an all-inclusive list and is subject to change. Each day the team will be adding new resources and building to our Web site. If you have trouble finding a referral within your area, we encourage you to call (312) 563-2272 for further information. We hope that you visit our Web site again for any future referrals.