Craniosacral Therapy is a gentle, hands-on modality that releases tension in the body that may have been caused by restricted movements in utero, a difficult pregnancy, or birth trauma. Releasing tension throughout the body can improve whole body function and well being.
The focus of CST is a gentle placement of hands to assist release of the body’s connective tissue, or “fascia.” Fascia is a covering found throughout the body including organs, glands, nerves, muscles, blood vessels, brain and spinal cord. This covering forms a body-wide connective network. CST is based on the idea that the body is interrelated at all levels.
The therapy was developed by Osteopathic Physician John E. Upledger after years of clinical testing and research at Michigan State University where he served as professor of biomechanics.
Craniosacral Therapy is one of the most gentle yet effective modalities available for newborns.
Most of the referrals for CST are from paediatricians and lactation consultants who have an awareness of the positive impact that this modality can have on babies, but you do not need a referral for CST. The therapy can help a newborn for a variety of issues, whether it be for improved sleep, painful latch, feeding, colic, flat head, among others.
A typical treatment plan is between 1- 8 sessions. Early intervention is recommended but it is never too late to implement Craniosacral Therapy for your baby or child.
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Our Craniosacral Therapy Practitioners
Osteopathic Manual PractitionerDeepak is a Manual Osteopathic Practitioner who is highly skilled, and very experienced in the field of healthcare. He holds a...
Manual Therapist & Craniosacral TherapistMark has been in practice since 1990 and has come to be widely recognized as a skilled and compassionate practitioner and teacher...
Registered Massage TherapistPauline is a Registered Massage Therapist with a focus on pregnancy and babies. She received a BSc in Kinesiology from York University which...
Registered Massage Therapist Preeya is an Infant Craniosacral Therapist specializing in the delicate and transformative practice of craniosacral therapy tailored specifically...
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