Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy (BCST) is a light touch therapy that is based around the subtle movements of cerebrospinal fluid in the Central Nervous System (brain and spinal cord). This movement can be followed by a Craniosacral Therapist to find restrictions or patterns of disruption in an infant's dural-meningeal system. This supports health by facilitating the body's innate intelligence in its capacity to promote a thriving expression of life.
Craniosacral Therapy may assist infants who have:
- Birth strain or trauma, including the use of forceps, vacuum, and emergency C-section delivery;
- Intra-uterine restrictions;
- Digestive issues, such as constipation and reflux;
- Sleep disruption;
- Trouble with breastfeeding;
- Cranial asymmetry (flattening of the head or coning); and
- Trouble calming, soothing, or settling.
What does a Craniosacral Treatment look like for an infant?
- First, the therapist will take a history, including some questions about the birth experience and current symptoms;
- Then the infant is placed in a comfortable position, either on the massage table, on a parent/caregiver, or being held by the therapist;
- The therapist will place their hands gently on different areas of the body;
- Verbal communication about how the baby's system is responding and any patterns noted will be expressed to the parent/caregiver during the treatment;
- At the end of the treatment, we will spend some time reviewing the findings and going over home care or exercises.
Reference Source: Sumner G & Haines S. 2010, A Practical Guide to Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy Cranial Intelligence, Singing Dragon, London, p. 47-53, 171-194