Craniosacral Therapy for Infants
Craniosacral therapy is a gentle hands-on bodywork very suitable for infants. It is very effective in helping newborns transition more easfully into life by minimizing or eliminating any painful or negative effects of the birthing process or development in utero. It is also a wonderful way to assure good health and development for well babies. CST supports the baby’s optimal function, which in turn, supports the optimal function of the whole family.
CST is effective in treating babies with:
- Neck discomfort and Torticollis
- Misshapen heads, Plagiocephaly or Brachycephaly
- Feeding Problems
- Disturbed Sleep
- Digestive Problems
- Breathing Complications
- Reflux or Spitting Up
What to expect in a session:
A craniosacral session for your newborn will include a detailed intake with the mother/parents/caregiver about the pregnancy, birthing process and birth, as well as Baby's behavior and health. I will use a gentle touch to assess Baby, feeling for any areas of restriction, misalignment or discomfort which may be causing problems or complications for your baby's health and well-being. As baby's bodies are still soft and developing, they generally respond quickly and easily to this gentle healing touch. During a session we try to keep Baby as comfortable and happy as possible, which sometimes means taking a break during the session to breastfeed, nap or be held by the mother/caregiver. I am able to continue treating the baby while he/she is in someone elses arms or sleeping.
Please call if you have more questions!