My journey to discover CST started with my babies.
My son was born in 2006, a long birth but a pretty good one! I took him for CST as someone had told me that it was a good thing to do. So off I went, he lay on the treatment couch and fell asleep! The therapist said he was great, no further treatment needed. And that was that. How could they place their hands on my baby and know that?
In 2011 my daughter came along, not quite the birth that I had planned. A pretty rough start for us both. I knew that we needed a bit of extra help and so off we went for CST. What happened was amazing and helped our recovery in so many ways. I was fascinated by this treatment that appeared to be so gentle and yet so powerful. Once my daughter had made a full recovery I continued to have regular CST sessions as a matter of self care. I finally started my 2 year CST course in 2016.
MUMS & BABIES
I treat lots of Mums and their babies using CST.
The birth process can often be a tricky start to the world for both of you.
CST can be very beneficial for any birth trauma that has arisen as it can allow baby to relax from any birth shock that may still be present. It can be particularly helpful when the birth has been assisted by ventouse, forceps, c-section etc.
It can also help with colic, digestive issues, sleep, teething, feeding problems.
I am also a qualified baby massage instructor and so can teach you massage techniques that you can do at home to help baby in between sessions.
The sessions are led by your baby so no need to panic if baby needs to sleep, feed, poo etc! I am still able to treat your baby even if they are wriggling about or need to feed!
I will often work on Mum and baby during a session as you are both deeply interlinked through pregnancy and birth. We can address any trauma that you may be holding onto surrounding your baby's birth.
WHAT TO EXPECT?
A Mum & Baby session will start with a chat about any concerns you have about your baby and what has brought you to find CST. It is useful for me to hear your pregnancy and birth story to help me to facilitate a more tailored treatment. CST is a very gentle treatment so it may look like I am not doing a lot and simply 'placing' my hands on your baby! I am trained to tune in to your baby's craniosacral system to feel for any imbalances and asymmetries. Your baby should generally be quite relaxed but if this isn't the case then I am still able to treat. Crying babies are welcome too!
I usually treat babies on average, 4 times. Craniosacral therapy is a process and therefore coming just once will not give time to allow the treatment to work.
I guess it's similar to going to an exercise class only once, you will not get the desired effect!
Please note that it is quite normal for babies to be unsettled for around 24hours after treatment.
I am very passionate about CST and am so pleased to have helped so many babies. It is always so rewarding to see Mum relax as they watch their baby respond positively to treatment.