Prenatal ~ Postpartum ~ Animals ~ Children & Teens
What is CranioSacral Therapy?
The bones of the skull are subtly malleable – expanding, contracting and pulsating with the wave-like flow of cerebrospinal fluid. Fluid is encased by protective membranes surrounding the brain and spinal cord. The system functions to cleanse and to nourish, with profound effects that ease the entire physical body.
Gentle CranioSacral Therapy (CST) seeks to improve flow and fluidity when, through various life circumstances – from enutero to birth and onward – circulation may be restricted.
CST balances the central nervous system to relieve migraines, fatigue, TMJ dysfunction, anxiety, depression, insomnia, and a myriad of psycho somatic restriction.
Prenatal CranioSacral Therapy
The Cranial and Sacral bones expand, contract and pulsate with the constant flow of cerebrospinal fluid. Applying light pressure and specific placement, my hands assist to circulate and balance the flow, and to unwind that which is bound.
Prenatal CranioSacral Therapy softens pelvic ligaments, muscles, sacrum and coccyx to produce greater mobility, symmetry and expansion in pelvic structure. This, in turn, aligns your baby for an optimal birthing position. Sessions are conducted fully clothed.
Postpartum CranioSacral Therapy
Lovely and relaxing as a massage, Postpartum CranioSacral Therapy (CST) stabilizes your unstable pelvis and reestablishes musculoskeletal integration.
Postpartum mothers usually arrive at my studio with their babies in tow, so a Postpartum CranioSacral session will include CST for “the little one.” Conversely, a scheduled Infant CranioSacral session will include CST for Mom.
Sessions begin with the telling of your birth story. As I listen, I’ll gain insight into your child’s experience as well your own. With knowledge of anatomy, physiology and the process of birth, I’ll glean a clear understanding as to the cause of your postnatal dysfunction or residual pain. I’ll then treat the core issues to establish restoration and balance to your postnatal “MamaBaby Dyad.” Sessions are conducted fully clothed.
Animal CranioSacral Therapy
In animals and birds, the Cranial rhythm may be faster or slower, softer and subtler than in humans, and yet is palpably identifiable. Like humans, CST for the animal kingdom balances the nervous system to bring forth a sense of tranquility. CST aligns cranium, neck and spine to relieve physical discomfort, which may present as behavioral problems. With gentle re-balancing, all systems are able to shift toward improved function and health, effecting the digestive process, muscle tension, nerve impingement and neurological concerns.
For Children & Teens
From birth through to adolescence, the brain develops at a faster rate than at any other stage of life. CranioSacral Therapy (CST) addresses and then alleviates physical and neurological restrictions before becoming chronic, and carried into adulthood.
CST balances your child’s central nervous system to calm and connect discordant function within the bodymind. The same gentle touch technique used for adults is the same for children and adolescents. Sessions are conducted fully clothed.
CST Assists With:
- Developmental Delays
- Learning challenges
- Sensory Integration
- Motor skills
- Changing hormones
- Fluctuating emotions
- Making good choices
- Behavioral Issues
- Quicker recovery from illness, injury and surgery