Holly Prouty, RN IBCLC CST
                                                                                                Craniosacral Therapy Services                                                         
                                                
                                           


Benefits for Newborns/Infants 



Changes Observed in Newborns/Infants after Receiving CST:


  • Change in misshape of the newborn's head
  • Re-organization of the intracranial membranes as well as other structures in the skull
  • Increased symmetry on the newborn's face and mouth
  • An Improvement in the ability to suck, swallow, and breathe
  • An increase in the range of motion of the newborn's neck and shoulders
  • A reduction in digestive irritability (fussy, hard to soothe babies, gas ,colic, pain, reflux)
  • Relaxation of the newborn's central nervous system (reducing sleeplessness, screaming, and body arching)


Benefits for Children



Conditions that May Be Avoided or Reduced:


  • Colic, Reflux
  • Feeding Difficulties
  • ​Tongue Tie
  • Sleep Issues
  • Headaches
  • Allergies/Asthma/Sinusitis
  • Side Effects from Vaccinations
  • Chronic Pain
  • Trauma
  • Pre/Post Surgery
  • Mobility Concerns
  • Developmental Delays
  • Speech/Hearing Difficulties
  • Chronic Ear Infections
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Emotional Difficulties
  • Sensory Integration Problems
  • Neurological Conditions
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Downs Syndrome
  • Scoliosis
  • Torticollis and Plagiocephaly



Benefits for Adults


Conditions That Have Been Improved with Craniosacral Therapy


  • Headaches and Migraines
  • Chronic Back, Neck, and Joint Pain
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Stress and tension-related disorders
  • Central Nervous System Disorders
  • TMJ
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Immune Disorders
  • Accident or injury related body dysfunctions
  • Orthopedic Problems
  • Motor Coordination Impairments
  • Tinnitus and some visual disturbances
  • Pre/Post Surgery
  • Depression, Anxiety, Emotional Difficulties
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)



  • Discomforts in Pregnancy (nausea, fatigue, headaches, low back pain, ligament and nerve related pain)
  • Improve mobility in the pregnant mother's pelvis which can promote an easier birth for mom and baby

​​​Benefits of CST 


Craniosacral Therapy is a gentle light touch manual therapy developed by an osteopathic physician, John Upledger, following extensive scientific studies at Michigan State University where he served as a clinical researcher and Professor of Biomechanics following in the footsteps of William Sutherland. 

 

​​CST is a gentle relaxing therapy that facilitates the release of restrictions

in the body. Craniosacral Therapy allows every other system in the body

to relax and assists the body's natural ability to self-correct

and achieve greater health.