Michelle has done wonders for my 2 month old in her recovery from her tongue/lip tie and tension from birth. She is also helping with her hiccups and overall I have noticed a nice improvement. I'm so glad we found her for the craniosacral therapy.

bodywork for little bodies

We specialize in providing craniosacral therapy services in-office or at-home, using gentle therapeutic techniques that allow your baby, child or teen to feel comfortable through all stages of adolescence - ensuring that your child has the greatest possible chance to overcome life's obstacles and thrive.

​Individual 45min Sessions - $50

Multi-Pack of 3 Sessions - $125 

*additional travel fees apply for in-home sessions

Childhood craniosacral evaluations and treatments can have a profound effect on lifelong health.

Most frequently, parents and caregivers seek our help common situations like torticollis, breastfeeding success, tongue-tie support, colic, digestive function, and  behavioral challenges. Keep Reading.

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why try cst?

Significant changes are taking place during the first years of life as young brains and bodies learn to adapt, grow and function properly. 
These critical periods, from infancy through adolescents, are what set your child on the path toward health, happiness and success.

Craniosacral therapy can help support your child’s neurological development, positively impacting everything from physical and immune system health to brain power and self-esteem.

  • Babies : Lip & Tongue Tie, Feeding Issues, Reflux & Excessive Spit Up, Neck Stiffness, Colic & Excessive Crying, Gas Pains, Constipation, Torticollis Irregular Head Shape, Missed Milestones, & More

  • Older Kids : Frequent Illness, Sleep Disturbances, Motor & Speech Delays, ADD /ADHD, Nervousness & Stress, Asthma, Autism, Sensory Impairments, Uncontrollable Emotions, "Growing Pains," & More

  • Teens : Headaches, Anxiety & Depression, Hormonal Changes, Sports & Injury Recovery,  Focus & Attention, Emotional Regulation, Social Stress, Digestive issues, & More

 
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From Birth & Beyond

Pediatric craniosacral adjustment is safe for kids of any age, even tiny newborns. Enhance breastfeeding outcomes, improve sleep, reduce physical discomforts, and boost childhood immune function.

Even an uneventful, healthy delivery is stressful for an infant! Bodywork can be especially helpful in relieving injuries and impairments sustained during birth. Cranial bones and other structures may compress or overlap to accommodate the birth process. However, if proper self-correction does not occur this can interfere with a newborn's spine and central nervous system.

Disruption to cranial nerve function can lead to colic, breathing abnormalities, difficulty swallowing or latching, digestive or sensory-motor impairments and more.

 

home-based healing

A familiar atmosphere allows children and parents to comfortably work together, ensuring each child can reach their full potential. 

In-home treatment is certainly convenient for families, but a child’s natural environment is also the ideal setting for them to feel most relaxed and willing to participate.

Combining evidence-based therapy techniques and child/parent preferences, we try to make sure each session is meaningful, motivating, and fun! 


Another bonus? We get it. 


We know babies and children tend to exist on their own terms. You don’t have to worry about disturbing others in a room nearby, we don't mind taking breaks for feeding (and crying doesn't scare us away.)

Our main focus is on you and making sure this can be as seamless as possible for your situation.

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What to expect at a Pediatric Craniosacral Therapy session

Does craniosacral therapy hurt?

Sometimes babies cry during sessions as they release emotions. The techniques themselves are not painful at all but rather gentle holds that allow for tissue unwinding.

how long are pedistric cst sessions?

Pediatric sessions generally last 45 minutes. I adapt my techniques to the needs (and attention span) of each child and modify the session as needed - i.e. breaks, nursing with mom or some playtime are implemented.

do i need anything for my appointment?

All you will need to prepare is a comfortable, safe space for your child to recei5ve treatment (such as a bassinet, bed6, floor mat or even a couch.)
It's helpful to keep nearby the usual necessities needed to keep your little one happy while hanging out, such as favorite toys or books, and possibly a bottle or light snack.

how soon after birth can baby be adjusted?

With its noninvasive approach, CST can alleviate stresses from the birthing process. The sooner addressed, the easier it is to release them.

Ideally, all babies should be evaluated right after birth and continue occasional treatments throughout childhood to help navigate the process of growing up with more ease.

how soon after surgical tongue tie correction can baby be adjusted?

Craniosacral therapy is arguably one the most important aspects of preparing for tongue-tie release, and recovering from it. Applied as early as the next day after procedure, the manual therapy works to retrain and strengthen the muscles of the tongue to help it regain full functionality post-surgery.

can cst replace corrective surgery?

Craniosacral therapy alone cannot replace surgical correction, nor will any other form of bodywork, manual therapy, or myofascial release. But in conjunction, there can be a strong synergistic healing effect.

how many sessions will my child need?

At a young age, corrections can be made with a lot more ease. Left untreated, it might take a lot longer to release those restrictions. Generally speaking, most children experience significant relief within 1-3 session.

will they feel better right away?

After a session, most babies and children feel either more relaxed or ready to play and try out their 'new bodies'. They may sleep longer than usual or feel more hungry. It sometimes takes up to 72 hours for the body to fully integrate the changes.

why does my baby react differently to each session?

Sometimes children release emotions or cry during one session, and find the next sessions to be deeply relaxing (or vice versa.) Changes that occur during the treatment will stay, and every session is a progression from the last.

Is Pediatric CST safe?

Craniosacral work is very gentle, seldom does the pressure exceed five grams (the weight of a nickel,) and the techniques do not hurt. With a few conditions, however, craniosacral therapy may not be appropriate. Talk with your pediatrician about your concerns before beginning any new treatment for your child.

Where can I Learn More?

For further information about this modality, check out this page

Additional resources and research are available from the Upledger Intsitute International article database - visit https://www.upledger.com/therapies/articles.php

 

These are some common situations for which parents have found craniosacral therapy helpful:

Babies

Lip & Tongue Tie, Feeding Issues, Reflux & Excessive Spit Up, Neck Stiffness, Colic & Excessive Crying, Gas Pains, Constipation, Torticollis Irregular Head Shape, Missed Milestones, & More

Kids

Frequent Illness, Sleep Disturbances, Motor & Speech Delays, ADD /ADHD, Nervousness & Stress, Asthma, Autism, Sensory Impairments, Uncontrollable Emotions, "Growing Pains," & More

Teens

Headaches, Anxiety & Depression, Hormonal Changes, Sports & Injury Recovery,  Focus & Attention, Emotional Regulation, Social Stress, Digestive issues, & More

 

​Pediatric bodywork is a safe and successful treatment to ensure correct functioning of the nervous system - preventing a broad spectrum of childhood dysfunctions.

For the newborn, a gentle treatment just after birth can clear birth-related traumas such as torticollis, ankyloglossia, cranial compression and meningeal strain. Induction of the sucking reflex promotes proper breastfeeding and the and prevention of colic or initial somatic discomfort.

Pediatric Craniosacral Therapy Can be especially beneficial for:

▪ Exceptionally fussy, hard to soothe babies

▪Babies who seem uncomfortable in their bodies or seem overly irritable & sensitive

▪Babies with digestive or elimination difficulties - Reflux, Colic, Spitting up, etc.

▪Babies experiencing breastfeeding struggles and/or difficultly latching

▪Babies who favor turning to one side or favor one breast/position for nursing

▪ Babies with extreme difficulty sleeping

▪Babies who hate tummy time or being in car seats

▪Babies & toddlers who are teething

▪Toddlers & children with temper/behavioral concerns

▪Toddlers & children struggling with potty-training

▪Children who have mild mobility & speech difficulties

▪Children with sensory processing disorders & anxiety

▪Children with limited eyesight and vision concerns

​▪Children who experience frequent headaches, ear/sinus/throat infections or have weakened immune systems 

 

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