Craniosacral Therapy relieves the common discomforts of pregnancy and provides a time for Mothers to connect with their babies. It assists with whole body integration and nurtures the postpartum Mother while promoting recovery. For more detailed information about craniosacral therapy, please check out the craniosacral therapy page. This article from Midwifery Today also details some of the benefits of getting this work during this precious time of life. Emily’s presence and wisdom as a doula provides additional layers of support for Mothers who see her for bodywork.
Pregnancy & Postpartum CST addresses:
- Muscle tension
- Sciatic nerve pain
- Neck, back or joint pain
- Stress and tension related problems
- Recovery from a cesarean birth
- Post-epidural back pain
- Challenges with conception – ‘getting the house in order’ to prepare for the baby.
- Optimal Fetal Positioning: By using reliable and time-tested assessment tools, pregnancy CST brings spaciousness and balance to the pelvis; increasing the likelihood of optimal fetal positioning which can sometimes lead to a more easeful birth experience. Oftentimes we see prolonged labors and challenging contraction patterns when the unborn baby does not have enough space to position him or herself optimally.
- Provides a safe space for processing emotions, experiences and traumas held in the tissue. This can be particularly applicable for women who have had previous traumatic or challenging birth experiences.
How Many Sessions Does it Take?
It’s no wonder Mothers and babies respond favorably to CST. The central nervous system is very accepting of this gentle therapy, and especially so in regards to a baby’s still-developing nervous system. Even a single session can help the Mother and baby achieve priceless benefits. Additional sessions can extend and strengthen results. Emily will develop a treatment plan with clients that meet their needs and goals.
There is nothing more receptive
and flowing than water,
yet there is nothing better for polishing stone.
A Mother’s nature is paradox.
Your strength is in gentleness.
Your authority is in receptivity.
Your power is in letting go.
– Vimala McClure