Craniosacral therapy (CST) is a gentle hands-on modality that focuses on the wave-like rhythmic pulse that is generated by the movement of the cerebrospinal fluid in the cranium and spinal column. This rhythm can be felt throughout the entire body. Originating in osteopathy, craniosacral therapy can bring balance to the subtle rhythms of the body and promote healing and well-being.
After seeing the tremendous benefits with both of her children - who both had issues with latch and feeding - following CST sessions, Dr. Allison became passionate about helping other babies and parents. Dr. Allison trained at Bastyr University through their CST certification program. She acquired additional training with Lauren M. Christman, LMT, CBSI/KMI, CCST in newborn/infant craniosacral therapy.
Sessions range from 30 minutes to 1 hour. The patient is fully clothed and resting comfortably while Dr. Allison gently guides restricted areas of the cranium, spine, soft tissues, and organs of the body to release and move toward a healing process.
Infant Craniosacral Benefits
The birth process, no matter how "easy" is still a trauma to both mama and baby. Craniosacral therapy is designed to release pressure in the cranium, spine and soft tissues in order to allow the baby to grow and function well. Many mothers find that their babies are happier, feed and latch with more ease, and even sleep better. Evidence suggests that CST has been helpful with ear problems, developmental problems, headaches and general spinal pain.
General Benefits of CST:
This therapy is known for giving the patient an overall sense of "being at peace with oneself". Many members use this therapy as an adjunct to care for migraines/headaches, trauma recovery, TMJ pain/disorders, anxiety, fatigue, chronic pain, and the list goes on and on.