Infant Craniosacral Therapy - is a very gentle style of bodywork that is appropriate for newborns and infants. This style of massage therapy releases tension and adhesions in our muscles, nervous system, organs, joints and connective tissue that can cause pain and dysfunction in our body systems. It is preventative as well as releasing a specific conditions.
Why Might I Get My Baby a Craniosacral Session
CST helps to relieve pain and fussiness and promotes a calm and relaxed baby. It is safe and powerful to give your baby a CranioSacral Therapy session. Tissue restrictions for an infant can occur in-utero due to non-optimal fetal positioning ( baby may have been occiput-posterior, transverse, or breech position) or as they twist and turn during the birth process they may get stuck for awhile causing some build up of tension. The birth may be exceptionally quick or prolonged, either may wear on the baby. Possibly there may have been an intervention: vacuum extraction, forceps and even cesarean. All of these may set the stage for certain scenarios that can contribute to:
Growth Milestones and working to restore optimal relaxation and function Infant Craniosacral therapy is also a great tool for helping your child through the many growth milestones that are so important in their first year such as; rolling over, learning to crawl or walk, teething and talking. If it seems like your child just can’t get past something, is working extra hard learning one of these, then CST can help.
Infant CST Testimonials
Baby Quinn has slept through the night for 2 nights now and his fussiness has been MINIMAL. The difference this has made for our family is amazing. Before the CST he had not slept more than 40 minutes at a time! Chrissie M. of Portland
Working with Teresa has been a blessing. Our baby had severe reflux with that horrible projectile-vomiting. After a few sessions she is so much better, thank you Teresa!
A.Z. in Beaverton
The Infant CST seemed so gentle and soothing to my little boy and Teresa put me right at ease. He was having a hard time latching, it was painful and pinching to me. He was fussing all the time while trying to breastfeed and now he latches right on.
Abigail F. from Tigard
'Our lactation consultant suspected our baby had a tongue-tie along with a very tight neck,jaw and shoulders. She referred us to Teresa to help his body relax with helped him before and after the revision. I am so glad we saw her for that"
Sarah and Justin in North Portland
Soothing and Relaxing