Craniosacral therapy

Gentle craniosacral therapy can resolve many problems in infancy and early childhood.  The light touch of craniosacral therapy is effective for helping newborns, babies and young children any time, including avoiding ear infections. Women and big kids can get relief from headaches and find deep calm to balance the mind during times of stress. Home programs are available for families for most conditions.

Craniosacral therapy for babies

Breastfeeding & infant concerns

The intensity of birth can result in breastfeeding problems and can impact your baby in many other ways. After a difficult birth your baby may cry inconsolably, be tense, or have misshapen features.

Craniosacral therapy resolves compression forces of birth that cause these problems. This gentle approach improves breastfeeding, colic, alignment, sleep, helps your baby to relax, and supports bonding with you as parents.

Therapies for tie restrictions

Some babies have restrictions in their mouths that seriously impede breastfeeding and create excruciating pain for mothers. Pediatric dentists recommend craniosacral therapy and gentle myofascial bodywork before and after a procedure.

Prevent long term problems

The displacement of cranial bones at birth can create restrictions that lead to ear infections and reading challenges down the road. The same gentle approach of craniosacral therapy addresses early signs of concern for your newborn and growing baby. Craniosacral therapy during infancy reduces risks of ear, nose and throat infections, sinus blockage, orthodontic misalignment and assures that your baby’s eyes are aligned for future easy reading. Early intervention is the most effective.

Home programs

Parents who want to help their child day to day can learn a home program, starting with simple practices and building as you go along. A home program combined with therapy sessions provides the best outcomes for children of any age. 

Craniosacral therapy for toddlers and growing children

Toddlers, preschoolers and school age children also benefit from craniosacral therapy. The soothing rhythms of this bodywork help children to modulate their states of excitement and calm. Craniosacral therapy for your growing child supports good cranial alignment  and reduces the risk of long term problems that are caused by compression forces of birth.

Myofascial therapy for babies and children

Myofascial therapy draws on the same light touch as craniosacral therapy. Both provide releases through the fascia, but in different parts of the body. Both therapies may be used in a session to address interwoven areas of tension.

Craniosacral therapy for women

Craniosacral therapy is incorporated with myofascial therapy when women experience headaches or tension in the head, neck, back, or sacrum. Craniosacral support also is invaluable for stress, trauma, and loss. This approach can combine tissue release with mindfulness practices to unwind muscles along with habituated mind patterns.


What to expect in a session

A little guy tells us about his rough start

Although Alex had a short labor, it was intense.  He had spells of hard crying and was hard to console. I could see that his eyes were not lined up quite right. I know that when the eyes are uneven at birth, the bones will continue to be out of alignment for a lifetime of eye strain.  Also at first Alex’s latch was tight. Breastfeeding seemed like a lot of work for him.  We had just a few craniosacral sessions, making it easier for him.
– mama B

Avoided ear surgery

Our five year old son, Daniel, was diagnosed with a mild hearing impairment caused by fluid sitting in his middle ear. Since he couldn’t hear clearly, his speech was not articulate. Ear tube surgery was scheduled, but we decided to see if craniosacral therapy could mediate the problem. After 4 sessions of craniosacral therapy with Catherine, the audiologist and ENT determined that the fluid was gone and Daniel’s hearing was back in the normal range. To our delight, surgery was deemed unnecessary and was cancelled.

– Beth

Fast birth, painful breastfeeding, resolved

Baby Lokken made an early, fast entrance into the world. She and her mother, Jenna, labored for just five hours, had a quick transition and fast arrival. Covered abundantly with silky hair, little miss Lokken’s head was cone-shaped from her fast descent. This created biting and pain during nursing.

With just two craniosacral sessions, baby Lokken opened wide, took in the breast and easily found a full suck rhythm. Now nursing successfully, Jenna and baby have painless feeds with abundant milk supply.

What Catherine brings