Natural Approach to Pediatric Therapy -- Baby Bodywork
For newborns, babies and children, The Gillespie Approach of Craniosacral Fascial Therapy (CFT) supports improved health by stimulating the body's self-correcting mechanism. This is done by working with the body's wisdom to loosen tight tissue (fascia). As the body's tissue self-corrects, it opens the opportunity for enhancing nervous system function (spinal cord and brain), and assisting optimal growth of physical, cognitive and emotional abilities.
The core philosophy of CFT: "Soft tissue strain causing disease is fresh thinking
that may question ingrained conventional wisdom, challenge widespread medical
assumptions, and confront entrenched vested interests. Craniosacral fascial
strain can result from prolonged sustained pressure in an uncomfortable
fetal position, a tight uterus compressing the growing fetus, a fibroma(s)
challenging fetal growth, multiple births in a confined space, a wrapped
umbilical cord, a long and/or difficult labor, shoulder dystocia, and the use
of forceps or vacuum suction. . . . craniosacral fascial therapy and
infant driven movement (CFT/IDM) can help to release the strain to normalize
the function of the craniosacral fascial system." -- Dr. Barry Gillespie, founder, CFT
How do we know there is tightness? You know your baby -- you can see it in
your baby's body. As well, tightness shows up through symptoms of:
Constipation / Fussiness / Colic / Reflux
Home visits are available for infants four weeks and under with travel fee. Office
|Antonio (picture above after a session) has received
several craniosacral fascial therapy (CFT) sessions since birth. His neck and head were visibly stiff and tight after birth.
CFT facilitated more movement and better energy flow.
We've also experienced improved sleeping patterns and
regular bowel movements. We feel CFT has helped him
let go of tension in his body and facilitate healing in
his body/mind/soul. He's a happy baby!!
Thanks Georgiana for your loving healing touch!
-- Alejandra, of MotherNaturAle