Craniosacral Therapy for Mothers and Babies
The forces that created us are the same forces still present in every cell of our body, functioning with its intrinsic intelligence to maintain vitality.
For Pregnant Mums
Craniosacral therapy assists the pregnant Mum along her journey into mothering by easing discomfort in the body and pelvis to co-create an optimal birthing experience. During pregnancy, one of the primary focuses is to release restrictions in the pelvis to resolve back and hip pain and tension and to prepare for an optimal labor and birth, including promoting optimal fetal positioning. Craniosacral bodywork assists the baby in the womb to have optimal labor, birth and bonding.
Craniosacral supports the pregnant women’s inner resources for health, creating balance in the body, heart and spirit. Through light touch, the therapist can balance the pelvis and uterus in pregnancy to ease and prevent ligament pain, posterior babies and low back, hip or rib pain. During labor and birth, women have obtained profound benefit from midwives and doulas trained in craniosacral therapy who are able to support them with comfort measures to balance and tone the pelvis, uterus and sacrum.
During the postnatal period, craniosacral therapy restores musculoskeletal reintegration, emotional balance and pelvic health and helps alleviate the discomforts of newborn care and mothering. Craniosacral therapy is even more effective for infants when the mother is simultaneously treated. The mother can be treated while holding the baby or while the baby lies on the mother’s belly; the baby also receives treatment this way.
Newborns benefit profoundly from craniosacral therapy because of the intense pressures on the cranium and body during the short, but dramatic passage from the womb to first breath. Craniosacral bodywork for infants in the early postpartum period can prevent numerous breastfeeding challenges by enhancing their tongue thrust, sucking reflex and latch. Babies born by cesarean or instrument delivery are especially in need of craniosacral therapy to ease the unnatural forces that their bodies experienced in birth.
This natural relief from tension is easily done through the craniosacral practitioner’s loving touch. Craniosacral therapy gently facilitates the release of restrictions in the myofascial tissues surrounding the tongue, facial bones, cranial bones, cranial nerves, sacrum and more, thus encouraging the increase in vitality and coherence of the craniosacral rhythm.
To the observer, the therapist may appear to be “doing nothing” during a craniosacral session, because he or she is just gently contacting various parts of the body with a light touch. However, this conscious touch is specifically palpating the inherent breath of life within the body and its resonance throughout the fluid dynamics, tissues and bones. This conscious relationship with the recipient’s inner healer allows a profound release of tension that occurs as a result of the light touch.
This bodywork assists babies in releasing restrictive patterns in the body before they become issues later in life, preventing future disease and dysfunction. Craniosacral therapy is extremely valuable for a baby who experienced a challenging labor and birth or is experiencing health issues. Many breastfeeding challenges can be treated with craniosacral bodywork including poor latch, reflux, colic, or fussy unwillingness to nurse.
Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy for mothers and their babies is being offered at Wisdom In the Body, Room 5/19 Coral St Maleny.
Both mum and bub can benefit from treatments of Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy during and after birth to access:
♾better quality sleep
♾relief from colic and reflux
♾structural changes in the cranium and the pelvis
♾calmness, peacefulness and resilience
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