The initial appointment includes asking about the pregnancy, birth story
and health history, continuing with gentle assessments and treatment. Infant Craniosacral Therapists typically work inside the mouth as it helps your baby with feeding, sucking and other issues. Treatment of the baby is possible whether they are resting or moving, crying, sleeping or awake. On the parent or practitioner’s lap, or on a soft surface.
A parent may notice shifts within their baby which may present as the ability to turn their head both ways, they may be less fussy at the breast or bottle, or have an easier time passing gas. Shifts within each baby vary widely.
Sometimes babies release emotions or cry during treatments, but craniosacral techniques are very gentle and do not hurt.
On your first visit a thorough case history will be taken. I will discuss with you your aims from the treatment, what you need from me to get better, and how many sessions I feel you may need to achieve this.
Sessions generally last for an hour but can vary. During the session you will remain clothed, usually lying face up or on your side on the couch. Light contact may be taken up on the cranium (head) the sacrum (tail-bone) the feet, the trunk, or any other part of the body as appropriate, with your permission. Craniosacral Therapy recognises that all levels of the body form an integrated whole , so I may focus on areas of your body other than where your symptoms occur.
Sessions differ each time and what you feel will vary depending on what you’re presenting with in that moment. Many clients experience a sense of deep stillness and relaxation. Others may experience tingling, warmth, a release of tension or a rippling motion through the body. Often clients have a sense of lengthening through the body or more ease with breathing. There is generally an overall feeling of increased energy and well-being.