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

Deepak Deepak - Manual Osteopath - The WOMB Vaughan

Deepak Deepak

Osteopathic Manual Practitioner⁠

Deepak is a Manual Osteopathic Practitioner who is highly skilled, and very experienced in the field of healthcare. He holds a...

Mark Levine

Manual Therapist & Craniosacral Therapist

Mark has been in practice since 1990 and has come to be widely recognized as a skilled and compassionate practitioner and teacher...

Pauline Pioro-Renard

Registered Massage Therapist

Pauline is a Registered Massage Therapist with a focus on pregnancy and babies. She received a BSc in Kinesiology from York University which...

Preeya Laxman

Registered Massage Therapist ⁠

Preeya is an Infant Craniosacral Therapist specializing in the delicate and transformative practice of craniosacral therapy tailored specifically.⁠..

Complementary Services

At The WOMB Vaughan, we have an entire integrative health team that can work collaboratively to provide the best possible combination of care to you and your family. Here are a few services that work well in conjunction with Osteopathy. Please contact us anytime to help you put together the best team for your needs!

Chiropractic Care

Chiropractic care can transform the health of the whole family, ranging from newborn babies, to children to older adults. It is a manual therapy used to put the body into optimal alignment and restore nervous system function, while also reducing pain, increasing flexibility and range of motion, and reducing stress.

Pediatric Physiotherapy

The WOMB’s pediatric physiotherapists help to improve your child’s gross motor skills and mobility. We use a client and family centered approach to care, working with you to identify your child’s goals and to create an individualized treatment program. The physiotherapist will use a combination of hands-on treatment and exercise prescription through fun and functional activities.

Registered Massage Therapy

Back pain, leg pain, headaches, and overall tension in the neck, shoulders, and the rest of the body is so common. Our wonderful Registered Massage Therapists are highly experienced and they can help you to relax, and release tension. Our RMTs have additional training in prenatal massage, and even in infant massage! Some of the most common reasons to see a Registered Massage Therapist include reducing and eliminating pain, improving joint mobility, reducing muscular tension, and alleviating musculoskeletal disorders associated with every day stress.