Newborns & Babies

CranioSacral Therapy for Infants

Childbirth is a journey like no other. For the mother and father it is one of wonder, excitement and the unknown. For the child it can hold all the rewards and risks that new life offers.


Thankfully, for babies, there's a gentle form of therapeutic touch that can help them enjoy a lifetime of good health. Its called CranioSacral Therapy, and it can help your baby overcome congenital and acquired health challenges and prevent new ones from occurring. 


CranioSacral Therapy is a light-touch therapy shown to be effective in supporting the central nervous system so that your child's body can self-correct and heal naturally.  As the control center of the body, the central nervous system influences every other major body system and function. That's why problems here can cause a wide range of sensory, motor or neurological disabilities.


By supporting the central nervous system and releasing restrictions throughout the body, CranioSacral Therapy has shown to bring about profound healing. And because it's so gentle and non-invasive, newborns and premature babies can benefit from this essential therapy.

We also offer Lactation Consults with an IBCLC

How is CranioSacral Therapy Performed?

A typical CranioSacral Therapy session takes place in a quiet setting with the baby resting at ease on a massage table with a parent, on a parent's lap or even on the floor. The idea is for the baby to feel comfortable, close to familar people and supported.


Using a light-touch, generally no more than the weight of a nickel, the therapist monitors the rhythm of the fluid that's flowing around the central nervous system to detect potential problems. We also assess body tension and fascial ristriction that can be affecting baby’s central nervous system. Delicate hands-on techniques are then used to release any tensions that may be affecting your baby.


A session can last from 15 minutes to more than an hour. The result is a central nervous system free of restrictions and a body that's able to return to its greatest levels of health and performance. 


Even a single session can help your child achieve priceless benefits, from calmness and greater focus to better intgrated sensory facilities. Additional sessions can extend and strengthen these outcomes, which may help in creating a lifetime of good health for your child.

The Benefit of Early Facilitation

​It's widely recognized that in certain instances, the birth process can generate mild to severe central nervous system abnormalities. CranioSacral Therapy carried out in the delivery room or within the first few days of life can potentially reduce a wide spectrum of health challenges, many of which might not otherwise become apparent until the child is in school. It can even address problems with head shape and skull-bone override, naturally.

Many congenital and acquired health challenges also respond well to CranioSacral Therapy. It has shown to be effective at improving and maintaining a healthy immune system and because it is gentle, non-invasive qualities, it seamlessly accommodates other therapies delivered by early intervention teams.

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Check out what an infant treatment can look like.

CranioSacral Therapy has been shown to Help with

Lactching Issues

Tongue and Lip Ties

Colic

Reflux

Digestive Disorders

Constipation

Gas

Sleeping Problems

Birth Trauma

Shoulder Dystocia

Hip Dysplasia

Torticollis

Plageocephaly (Head Shape Issues)

Cesarian Complications

Breathing Troubles

Sinus Problems

Hydrocephalus

Seizures

Failure To Thrive

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

Congenital Disorders

and so much more


What Healthcare Professionals Are Saying About CST

“I entered the NICU as a CranioSacral Therapist and found a calling from the babies to utilize this treatment for them. CST has been shown to reduce the effects of stress on the body from the birthing process and seperartion from the parent. CST has also been shown to assist the baby by providing physiological stability, promoting resilience as the infant responds to environmental stress, and improving sleep states.”

Karyn Quraishy, MS, PT, ATC, CST

“The inner wisdom of a fetus and an infant is every bit as intelligent as that of an adult. It knows what its body needs to correct its dysfunctions. It knows why those dysfunctions are present. It has a softer voice than the adult inner wisdom. Therefore, the CranioSacral Therapist must learn to listen more carefully. Once the connections is made, all the information you need will be forthcoming.”

John E. Upledger, DO, OMM

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