Craniosacral Therapy (CST) is a gentle, hands-on approach that releases tensions deep in the body to relieve pain and dysfunction and improve whole-body health and performance. I use no more than five grams of pressure (the weight of a nickel). This gentle touch is one of the things that sets CST apart from all other forms of manual therapy.
In a typical one hour session, the client lies quietly, fully clothed, while I make light contact at selected points around the head, torso, knees, and feet.
During pregnancy, Craniosacral Therapy can help you with related physical or emotional problems. It soothes back pain, nausea, headache, and edema, and supports you to deal with your concerns or anxiety around pregnancy and birth. The deep relaxation you can reach during the session not only helps you to cope easier with challenges in your pregnant everyday life, but also provides you with a body sensation you will be able to reconnect with during labor and birth.
In the third trimester this therapy can help you to prepare for the birth experience you wish for. It can align your pelvis, and in contact with you and your unborn baby it supports your child to find an optimal position for birth. This can be remarkably advantageous if your baby is in breech position.
After your baby has arrived much of your time and energy is focused on caring for your infant but it is just as important to honor your body as you adjust to new discomforts associated with birth, and infant care. Whether you are recovering from pelvic floor tears, cesarean surgery, hemorrhoids, muscular pain, mastitis, insomnia, or postpartum depression CST facilitates healing and helps to restore balance within the body.