How I got into working with children
I started out as a Pediatric Occupational Therapist in 1999, working with infants to 18-year-olds with various developmental disabilities. CranioSacral Therapy was originally introduced to me as an effective tool for working with kids with autism. I began incorporating CranioSacral Therapy in all my sessions and saw huge benefits with my autistic kids but also my kids with cerebral palsy, learning disabilities, ADHD, Down’s syndrome and general developmental delay. I also worked with many parents around the sadness, guilt and pain associated with having a child with special needs. Soon CranioSacral Therapy became my most effective tool for dealing with the physical, spiritual, and emotional needs of these families, and it became my passion.
Several years later, when I became a mother, my relationship to CranioSacral Therapy deepened. My daughter was a classic “colicky” baby. She cried a lot and needed to be held and bounced constantly for her first six months of life. At this time it dawned on me that maybe CST could help. During the first session we discovered that her irritability was caused by physical restrictions but also that her little body was holding all the intense emotions my husband and I were feeling. As soon as we brought some of these feelings out into the open and “told” our baby that she didn’t need to hold these feelings, the whole room palpably shifted, and I could feel her little body relax. After just a couple of CranioSacral Therapy sessions, she transformed into a happy, secure baby that hardly cried, could comfortably play on her own and generally felt more at home in her body. This work totally transformed my own family and ignited a desire in me to educate families about CST.
I’m now excited to be offering Holistic Pelvic Care™ treatments!
I feel that I have unique experience supporting families through challenging times. I love supporting moms, dads, babies and children to feel better in their bodies and more empowered around their general well being.
About Sirena Masket CranioSacral
Sirena Masket offers CranioSacral Therapy at her conveniently located East Bay office in Rockridge and serves clients from Oakland, Berkeley, Alameda, Emeryville and San Francisco. Sirena is a trained Holistic Pelvic Care practitioner and enjoys supporting women during their conception journey, postpartum and menopause. She loves her eclectic practice of working with Men, Women, Children and she particularly loves to support moms & babies. Phone sessions are available after the first session.