Sensory Processing Disorder


Sensory Processing is the way that the brain and nervous system takes in input and messages from the outside world (sound, sight, touch, and smell) and our inner being (thoughts, emotions, social aspects) and turns them into responses and actions (motor, verbal, behavior).

There are many terms used to describe Sensory Processing Disorder, the following (but not limited to) all involve a deregulation of the brains ability to take in information, process it and then take a particular action.

  • ADHD
  • ADD
  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder
  • Tourettes
  • Aspergers Syndrome
  • Highly Sensitive Child
  • The Highly Spirited Child
  • Learning Disabilites

There are variations on how Sensory Processing Disorder shows up

  • Sensory Seeking
  • Sensory Avoidance
  • Poor eye-hand coordination
  • Muscle movement and balance if off
  • Reacts to new or certain smells by gagging or vomiting
  • Covers ears in loud places or needs to remove self from the room
  • Hyper-reactive to stimulus
  • Under-reactive to stimulus
  • Needs to rock/cry/scream/hit to self regulate
  • Unusual fears and anxiety
  • Can't or wont make eye contact
  • there are more...

How I Can Help

 CranioSacral Therapy can be very beneficial with

       Improving neurological function

       Reducing organ and nervous system inflammation

       Calming the mind

       Decreasing stress and anxiety that goes along with SPD

       Increasing the flow of neuron firing

       Integrating and modulating brain function

I have been doing this work for along time, and I am always amazed at the results we get with CranioSacral Therapy, and it is gentle and non-invasive. 

I have experience in working with children of all ages, and I have a knack for working with children that have a hard time staying still, so please don't worry about bringing in a child that moves a lot, or doesn't like being touched. We will find a way to work together!

I enjoy being a part of a team in bringing some relief and calmness to families living with Sensory Processing Disorder.  I definitely believe it takes a team and possibly some time to find the right combination of treatments and practitioners to find what works best for you family.

Once we get some of the restrictions out of your child's system (usually 1 - 3 treatments) then we find what maintenance schedule works best for them. It can be once a month, every couple of months or just as needed.



A Healing Approach- Pain Relief & Relaxation 
Teresa Robertson, LMT, Craniosacral Therapist,  CCST, CIIM

Call 503.784.4775 to schedule your appointment

Serving Portland, Beaverton, Cedar Hills, Cedar Mill, Hillsboro, SW Portland. SE Portland, Downtown Portland, North Portland, NE Portland, Tigard, Lake Oswego,Vancouver