Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy for Infants

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

At AltaVie, our Registered Massage Therapist (RMT) Kristin Jones has completed an extensive 2-year program in Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy. She has training and experience in working with infants and children. Her practice focuses solely on Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy.

Kristin Jones RMT / CST

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