“Our two sons James and Ethan were born on the 5th April 2005. Everything had initially seemed fine with both boys, but my wife and I soon became aware that James appeared to be very floppy and not as strong as he should have been. It was after a spell in hospital (completely unrelated) that the doctors began to have some concerns over James.
We then found ourselves in the position where we had appointments with various health professionals. James had been diagnosed as having “low muscle tone”. We then had sessions with physiotherapists, dieticians, neurologists and occupational health visitors. After a very stressful 9-10 months, we were advised to go and see a kinesiologist who gave us an explanation as to why James had low tone. This was related to placenta failure in gestation. After several sessions we were advised to seek cranial therapy and through them we made contact with Carmel.
Carmel carried out an initial assessment on James and felt that he had at least two retained reflexes which were contributing factors in his behavioural, physical and social difficulties. Many people had begun to raise the issues of autism and special needs. With Carmel’s guidance we began a programme of physical and audio exercises, the effects of which were almost immediate.
Over time although hard work for James (and us!) he changed from a frustrated, angry anti-social little boy to a contented, happy sociable and clever boy. Mind you, he still has his moments (but don’t they all?). We really can’t thank Carmel enough for all she has done for us, and would be more than ready to recommend her to any parents anywhere.”