Lactation Room believes Craniosacral Therapy (CST) has the ability to provide necessary supports for the mother/parent-baby dyad during the postpartum period. In this modern era where holistic approaches to health are gaining momentum, CST emerges as a gentle yet powerful modality, particularly impactful for nurturing the bond between mother and baby, support infants who have tongue-and-lip ties and associated feeding difficulties, and reduce the emotional burden a new birth parent may be feeling.

New mother getting craniosacral therapy

Craniosacral Therapy is a non-invasive, hands-on approach to healing that focuses on enhancing the body’s natural ability to self-correct and heal. It involves gentle touch to support the body and allow it to release tension and restrictions in the body.

Benefits for the Parent

Postpartum Recovery: CST offers a supportive environment for recovering from the physical and emotional strains of childbirth. It helps to alleviate tension in the pelvic area, lower back, and shoulders, promoting faster healing and restoring vitality. Craniosacral therapy employs gentle touch and manipulation techniques to release tension in the muscles and tissues, providing relief from postpartum discomfort.

Stress Reduction: Becoming a new parent often comes with heightened stress levels. CST induces deep relaxation, activating the parasympathetic nervous system and reducing stress hormones like cortisol, leading to a calmer and more balanced state of mind.

Hormonal Balance: CST can aid in balancing hormones, particularly beneficial for those experiencing postpartum hormonal fluctuations. This balance supports emotional wellbeing and facilitates the breast/chest feeding relationship.

Bonding and Connection: CST sessions provide an opportunity for parents to bond with their babies in a peaceful and nurturing setting. Practitioners often encourage skin-to-skin contact and facilitate techniques that promote parent-child bonding, fostering a deeper connection between mother and baby during the postpartum period.

Emotional Support: Postpartum emotions can be intense and overwhelming, ranging from joy and excitement to sadness and anxiety. CST offers a nurturing and supportive environment for mothers to express their feelings and process their childbirth experience. The gentle touch and calming techniques used in CST can promote emotional release, relaxation, and a sense of well-being.

Craniosacral therapy offers a gentle and effective approach to support postpartum recovery, addressing both the physical and emotional needs of mothers during this transformative time. By providing pain relief, hormonal balance, pelvic floor rehabilitation, emotional support, and opportunities for bonding, CST can help mothers navigate the challenges of the postpartum period with greater ease and resilience, promoting their overall well-being and enhancing their experience of motherhood.

Benefits for the Baby

Promotes Healthy Development: The gentle techniques used in CST support the infant’s natural growth and development. By releasing tension in the craniosacral system, CST facilitates optimal function for baby’s as they transition and grow.

Enhances Bonding: CST fosters a nurturing environment for bonding between the parent and baby. The calming touch and rhythmic movements of CST promote feelings of security and trust, strengthening the emotional connection between parent and child.

Relief from Discomfort: Babies may experience discomfort due to birth trauma, digestive issues, or musculoskeletal imbalances, tongue-and-lip ties. CST offers gentle relief by addressing these underlying issues, promoting comfort and well-being for the infant.

Alleviates Tongue Tie and Lip Tie Symptoms: For newborns with tongue tie or lip tie, CST can complement other therapies by addressing associated tensions in the head, neck, and jaw.

Balances Nervous System: CST can help balance the nervous system, which maysupport better coordination of the muscles involved in feeding.

Promotes Relaxation: CST techniques can help newborns relax, reducing tension that may interfere with feeding.

Female Physiotherapist Doing an Extensor Tone Relaxation on a Newborn Baby

Craniosacral Therapy offers a gentle yet profound approach to nurturing the wellness of the parent-baby dyad. By promoting physical healing, emotional well-being, and bonding, CST empowers families to thrive together on their journey through parenthood.

Success Story

“Not just if you’re breastfeeding. Learned so much and feel much more confident with all things about feeding my newborn. Jessica and Cam are baby whisperers. If your insurance covers, go. Just go.”

-R.M

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