Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy works by helping the body’s natural healing mechanisms dissipate the negative effects of stress on the central nervous system. Our nervous system is contained with in the membranes and cerebrospinal fluid that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord, extending from the bones of the skull face and mouth all the way down to the tailbone. The primary role of the system in the development and performance of the brain and spinal cord is so vital that any imbalance or dysfunction in it can cause sensory and motor and or neurological disabilities.
Similar to the cardiovascular system, the craniosacral system has a rhythm that can be felt throughout the body. Using very gentle touch Peggy can monitor this rhythm in your body and help clarify the source of obstruction or stress. Once this has been clarified She can assist the natural movement of the fluid and related soft tissue to help the body self-correct. This simple action is often all that is required to relieve pain and suffering.
What conditions can Craniosacral Therapy help?
Chronic symptoms that haven’t been helped by other approaches.
Head, neck or back injuries resulting from an accident or car accidents, sports or work mishap or from a fall. Insomnia, fatigue, headaches, poor digestion, anxiety and tempromandibular joint (TMJ) dysfunction are a few examples.
Eye-motor coordination problems, autism, dyslexia, loss of taste or smell, tinnitus, vertigo and neuralgias such a sciatica and tic douloureux.
Motor coordination impairments, Central nervous system disorders, orthopedic problems.
Traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries.
Fibromyalgia and other connective tissue disorders.
Post traumatic stress disorder.
Post surgical dysfunction.
Having sessions after a surgical procedure is very helpful in speeding up your recovery and resolving any shock and trauma left in your body.
Craniosacral for Infants
Peggy has specialized training in diagnosing and treating for lip and tongue ties in infants. Using Craniosacral therapy she can help your baby release the patterns of tension that sometimes accompany these issues and this will help them with breastfeeding as well as colic/reflux and digestive disorders. She can also help with torticollis, plagiocephaly, ear infections, lactation issues, failure to thrive and developmental delays.
You may have noticed some of the following in your baby.
- Baby’s head or face looks uneven
- They like to tilt to one side more than the other
- The cranial molding from birth is still present days after birth
- His tone is lacking or tense
- He has trouble sleeping, feeding or eliminating.
If the labor was stressful, either too long or too fast this can leave the baby with alignment issues.
Why is this important?
Fascia is connective tissue which unites skin to the underlying tissues. Fascia also surrounds and separates many of the muscles, and sometimes holds them together. Ligaments are bands of tissue that bind bones together or that support organs. The head is made up of a number of bony plates. Ligaments hold the bones of the head in position. Fascia connects skin to the bones of the head, connects the bones to the Dura mater covering the brain and spinal cord, and surrounds other structures in the face and head. The hard palate is formed by two palatal bones, and the soft palate is muscle covered by mucous membrane. Because of connective tissues such as ligaments and fascia, the structure and alignment of the palate are influenced by the alignment of the other skull bones.
If there is miss alignment and imbalance of the skull bones, this can affect the function of the palate, tongue and other structures of the head. This can cause the palate to be too high or uneven, the facial muscles to be too tight. Imbalance of the structures of the head, as well as trauma from the birth process itself, can cause constant irritation to the nervous system. This constant irritation may also cause hypersensitivity, which can sometimes be the underlying cause for babies who gag and can not accept anything in the center or back of the mouth. This creates a shallow latch that can hurt mom and have an effect on her milk supply. Any miss alignment in the body can create feeding, sleeping and digestion issues. A baby who is not comfortable in their body may cry more and have trouble relaxing. The following is a session with a baby focused on Craniosacral Therapy.