Craniosacral Therapy

Craniosacral Therapy with Bryn Riekstins, LMT, Mother Nurture Massage Services

 

What is craniosacral therapy?

Craniosacral Therapy (CST) is a gentle, noninvasive, yet effective type of bodywork. Seldom does the therapist use more than five grams of pressure (the weight of a nickel).  A newborn CST session can minimize or eliminate the repercussions of difficult births and help ensure good health for well babies. All babies should receive newborn Craniosacral evaluations and treatments as soon as possible after birth.

 

 

How does it help my infant?

In infants, it is used to treat colic, sleep disorders, feeding problems, breathing or digestive difficulties, various congenital, neurological and genetic problems, plus the effects of forceps, vacuum extractor or cesarean delivery.

Craniosacral Therapy Can Help:

  1. BulletFussy, hard to soothe babies
  2. BulletBabies who seem uncomfortable in their bodies
  3. BulletBabies who have digestive or elimination difficulties
  4. BulletReflux
  5. BulletColic
  6. BulletSpitting up
  7. BulletBreastfeeding problems
  8. BulletDifficult latching
  9. BulletLatch problems that contribute to sore nipples for moms
  10. BulletBabies who favor turning their heads to one side
  11. BulletBabies who favor one breast or position for nursing
  12. BulletBabies who seem overly sensitive
  13. BulletBabies who hate tummy time
  14. BulletTeething babies
  15. BulletNon-sleeping babies

 

“Craniosacral therapy supports the body’s natural wisdom in seeking and finding balance. The craniosacral system (dura surrounding the brain and spinal column) and bones within the skull are manipulated using gentle pressure to create space for free movement.

During the birth process the plates of the skull are designed to push together and override each other to allow for safe passage through the birth canal. Craniosacral therapy helps these bones realign into their optimum positions for growth.”

-Dr. John Upledger, “A Look Inside The Craniosacral System and How CST Helps”

 

 

About Bryn:

I have been in lactation support for five years, a bodyworker for eleven, and a birth junkie for over two decades.  My journey with craniosacral therapy has been more recent, but profoundly moving.  I have been amazed and awed by the innate wisdom of the human body, and am consistenly humbled by my experiences with babies.

 
Infant CST

Payment Information

I never want financial considerations to get in the way of a baby getting treatment that might help them, which is why I have not set a fee for my services.  Craniosacral treatments usually cost between $75-$125, and I am happy to work on a sliding scale depending on each family’s ability to pay.  Please consider what would be comfortable for your family, whatever that means for you.  I am also happy to accept barter.

 

Contact Bryn

Phone: (206) 313-4867

Email: nurture.mother@gmail.com