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Infant Craniosacral Therapy

Posted by Jesse Lillejord on
Infant craniosacral therapy is a gentle technique that can be used for many common conditions infants face [especially during their first year of life]. See this technique in action and learn what craniosacral therapy is and how it can help with conditions like tongue ties and plagiocephaly. 

What is CST?

CST [Craniosacral Therapy] is a gentle technique that has a relaxing effect on babies. CST uses light touch, about 5 grams of pressure, on the skull and the sacrum [tailbone]. This technique helps relax fascia and removes tension from the spine. Infant craniosacral therapy can be beneficial for nursing and latching, gassiness, torticollis, and more.

Craniosacral Therapy for Tongue Ties

As we mentioned, craniosacral therapy helps relieve tension in the body's fascia. Fascia is everywhere in the body, covering all the organs, muscles, and tissues. It also interconnects muscles and organs, so tension can translate to other parts of the body. Tongue ties are fascia! This specific fascia connects from the tongue all the way to the toes! Because of this, craniosacral therapy is great for tongue ties, before and after frenectomy's. It's also beneficial for other latch or breastfeeding difficulties. If you're looking for more tongue tie support, learn our Oral Stretches for Tongue Ties.

Craniosacral Therapy for Plagiocephaly/Flat Spots

During the birth process, the cranial bones overlap. Within the first month of life, we like to see the cranial bones return to their proper position to create a nice rounded head shape. Infant craniosacral therapy assists this process and reduces the likelihood of developing a flat spot [plagiocephaly]. If a flat spot is developing, CST can help reduce tension in the skull and neck. As pediatric chiropractors, we can also help with repositioning techniques, neck mobility, and tummy time alternatives!


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