Touching the the bones around the skull and the spine in order to minimize pain, promote growth, and help babies recover from birth trauma. It helps by relieving the pressure and tensions in the baby’s body.
During birth, infants’ skulls change to fit through the mother’s pelvis. The cranium bones may override each other in order to accommodate the birth process.
Known as compression/decompression, it’s a normal process, and the bones usually go in back in place naturally. However, in some instances, especially if an infant is pulled too harshly, unnatural damages may occur to the bones, and in turn they may fail to heal properly.
As a result, it can lead to a host of problems, such as motor impairment, breathing problems, digestive issues, and more.
Infants who are delivered via C-section may also be at risk for cranial injuries. In fact, studies suggests that babies born via C-section have more abnormal craniosacral evaluations when compared to infants born via traditional delivery. This may be in part due to the C-section experience being more abrupt.
In addition, when babies are delivered via C-section, they don’t go through the normal process of the cranial compression/decompression, which can result in skull constrictions.
CranioSacral Therapy aids in the flow of cerebral spinal fluid. A person’s cerebral spinal fluid fluctuates, like a tide, from the cranium of the head down the spinal column and back up, but also throughout the entire body. It is a dynamic system and the movement of the fluid is connected to the health of every individual.
For babies, undue stress or strain from fetal positioning, the birth, or other events can cause restrictions in the flow. When these restrictions are released, there is ease in the nervous system and multiple other aspects of physical functioning. Movement in the body and throughout the whole organic system of the human body functions in harmony when the cerebral spinal fluid is moving with ease.
1. Ease the pain and discomfort of pregnancy
The gentle techniques used in Craniosacral therapy help to reduce these stresses and pains and helps a pregnant mother enjoy the wonderful process of pregnancy in a more relaxed and happier mood.
2. Helps the body deal with the physical changes and challenges of a growing baby.
Regular Craniosacral treatment helps the organs of your abdomen to adapt to their new reality, maintain
good blood flow, allow organs to move correctly within the body and release fascial tensions which may develop between neighbouring organs.
3. Treats back and other pains
Craniosacral therapy will help support the muscles ability to function properly, increasing blood and oxygen to them and reduce tensions in the muscles. With improved muscle tone in the lower and upper half of the back, tensions to the nerves are reduced and back and sciatic pains are relieved.
Similarly, increased blood circulation in the hips and legs helps relieve pains felt in the legs and feet.
4. Helps prepare the mother’s body for the process of birth
By reducing tensions in the muscles of the pelvic floor, the uterus and the stomach child birth becomes an easier less physically stressful event for the mother.
5. Improves Blood flow in your body
Treatment reduces the tensions in muscles – the diaphragm and pelvic floor in particular when treating pregnant women – which can often have been placing pressure on the major arteries or veins of the body,
the aorta and the vena cava. These muscle restrictions can reduce and slightly constrict the arteries reducing blood flow in the torso or legs. So as well feeling more energised and relaxed from CST treatment, you will be bene fiting your growing baby by allowing improved blood, nutrient and oxygen flow. And a growing baby needs all the food he/she can get.
6. Supports the immune system
CST treatment enhances and maintains a high level of energy and effectiveness for the body’s defensive systems. This helps the mother deal better with the winter time, when colds, fevers and other (seasonal) illnesses are more likely to affect her.
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