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Colic and Craniosacral Therapy

Your 6 week old infant cries for hours on end. You swaddle her. Your rock her. You try to breastfeed, but nothing works. You may have heard of many different therapies that help with pain, but are unsure of where to turn. CranioSacral Therapy is one of those treatments that can help, and is a gentle hands-on approach that gets to the root of pain and dysfunction.

CranioSacral Therapy treats conditions such as colic, plagiocephaly, developmental delays, spasticity, stress, migraines, vertigo, strabismus, tongue-ties, chronic ear infections, hyperactivity, and PTSD, through normalizing the environment of the brain, spinal cord, and soft tissues. It uses the movement of the craniosacral rhythm to feel where there is a loss, change or distortion in the normal patterns of motion. CranioSacral therapy then facilitates the release of the restriction and tension patterns, resulting in the ease of pain or dysfunction.

When it comes to Colic, it is often related to restrictions that place unusual pressure or irritation of the Vagus nerve that causes this painful dysfunction for infants. This is the “wandering nerve’, that innervates and is responsible for the function of the stomach, pancreas, small intestine, part of the large intestine, heart and lungs. Although there may be other factors at play – such as food sensitivities, immaturity of the digestive track, etc., by using gentle techniques to restore normal craniosacral motion and decreased pressure on this nerve pathway, we can often significant reduce or eliminate the symptoms of colic. 

If you are a parent of an infant who cries, and cries to no avail….don’t despair. CranioSacral Therapy, here at Moss Postpartum House, may be able to give you the gentle support that you need.

Beth Galster