The Scotson Technique – What

TST is a simple unique ‘massage’ developed  from complex clinical research:

  • Children with neurological problems such as CP have difficulty moving and do not move normally. Children with conditions such as ASD and ADHD  move exaustively and often do not know when to rest. Rather than trying to exercise the children to improve their breathing TST ‘massage’ therapy works directly on improving blood supply to the respiratory organs.
  • This is achieved by means of gentle breath like pressures which can be made while the child is for example laying down, sitting up, watching TV , sleeping and in the case of small children while in a parents arms. 
  • TST may be called a physiothrapy which mimics the changes in internal pressures created by healthy breathing.  These pressures compress and decompress blood vessels, increasing blood flow through organ tissue srengthening the core of the body and gently bringing increased oxygen to the nerves which send signals from the joints and internal organs to the brain.
  • The pressures are first applied across the rib cage over the respiratory organs and then later also over the abdomen, lower back and joints.
  • The aim of TST is to recreate the dynamic way that healthy breathing development affects other bodily systems so that they can work together to provide an optimisation of a child’s developmental processes.
  • When TST exercises are used as prescribed, breathing improves leading to circulatory and postural improvements which have further positive natural and spontaneous positive influences on child development.
  • The Bradford University physiotherapy study of TST shows that it improves chest structure and that it is safe, users report that TST is very pleasant to experience.
  • Parents consistently report that TST brings considerable improvements in their children’s postural flexibility and stability,head control, limb movement and coordination, hand control, speech, vision, understanding and behaviour, communication, sleep, emotional state, bladder and bowel control, chewing and swallowing, digestion, constipation, general health and immunity, seizure reduction, ability to learn and follow instructions, general well-being and happiness.

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