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:
- Fussy, hard to soothe babies
- Babies who seem uncomfortable in their bodies
- Babies who have digestive or elimination difficulties
- Spitting up
- Breastfeeding problems
- Difficult latching
- Latch problems that contribute to sore nipples for moms
- Babies who favor turning their heads to one side
- Babies who favor one breast or position for nursing
- Babies who seem overly sensitive
- Babies who hate tummy time
- Teething babies
- Non-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”
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.
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.
Phone: (206) 313-4867