Infant Craniosacral Therapy
Currently offered as an add-on when you book an in-home massage only.
All babies can benefit from having at least one session of craniosacral therapy in infancy. Craniosacral therapy is extremely non-invasive. The pressure used is no more than five grams (the weight of a nickel) which makes it an ideal form of gentle hands on therapy for infants.
Babies experiencing the following can often benefit from craniosacral therapy:
Babies experience restrictions in their craniosacral systems from a number of sources:
During pregnancy babies who favor one side of their mother's body over the other, babies who drop into the pelvis early and twins or triplets often experience pregnancy pressed against a hard surface such as their mother's ribs or pelvic bones or in the case of a multiple pregnancy their sibling which can cause one side or the neck or head or part of the spine to become tight through lack of movement.
Babies will grow into the space available to them.
During the birth process it is completely normal for the bones of the cranium to mold and overlap each other so that babies can pass through the cervix and vaginal canal and the bones return to their normal positions soon after birth. For infants whose bones don't fully resolve and are therefore left with a little overlapping ridge or for babies who have had some extra pressure on their cranium whether due to a prolonged labor, a very fast labor or a vacuum or forceps assisted delivery these babies benefit greatly from a session of craniosacral therapy.
Modern parenting techniques that restrict movement or cause babies to spend prolonged repeated periods of time with their head or pelvis in the same position can sometimes leave babies needing a little bodywork to relieve tight muscles. These include a lot of time spent in car seats (other than for travel), bumbos, rock and plays, baby bjorns, bouncers, walkers and swaddles. Tummy Time, cloth carriers and being held can all help with that along with craniosacral therapy