Craniosacral Therapy (CST)/ Myofascial Unwinding (MFR) is gentle and hands-on, using a light touch to restore balance within the fascia. This allows our muscles and bones to able to balance and realign, and we free up the flow of our nerves, blood, and energy channels.
Relieving tension in the central nervous system promotes a feeling of well-being by eliminating pain and boosting health and immunity.
What does it look like?
Dynamic Body Balancing is non-invasive and the various techniques are done while you are laying on a massage table, sitting on a stool, and while standing. From the outside, an observer may describe this bodywork as a massage or stretching.
A gentle mix of craniosacral and myofascial unwinding that focus on the pregnant body for ideal uterine placement. This allows the baby more space so they are more likely to get into an ideal position for pregnancy comfort and birth. This style is also wonderful for working with infants!
Created and taught by Dr. Carol Phillips, her techniques are the foundation of Spinning Babies by Gail Tully.
Dynamic Body Balancing for Pregnancy, Postpartum, and Babies!
Pregnancy should not be painful, but often times it is. Previous unbalances can become more pronounced in pregnancy as the center of gravity changes from the ever-growing uterus. A restriction in our body can put the uterus in non-optimal positioning. Tightness in one area of the pregnant person's body can restrict baby's movements, and ultimately its positioning and decent in birth. I recommend checking out Dr. Carol Phillips' video here: Witnessing the Miracle of Birth
Postpartum: the cells of our bodies can hold on to the experiences we have. Sometimes our birth experiences can lead to tension, torsion, or trauma in our bodies. For the first six weeks of postpartum, the relaxin hormone in the birthing person's body helps greatly in allowing changes to occur with myofascial release and craniosacral therapy.
Babies: the experiences of the pregnant person's day to day life (work, sports, falls, accidents) can impact the baby's body, and so can their birth experience. Dynamic Body Balancing can help restore the baby's homeostasis, and can be especially helpful soon after birth and at each growth spurt. Craniosacral therapy helps alleviate restriction to allow the bones to expand as the baby's brain grows. Mothers will always be in contact with their baby while the baby is getting worked on.
My Dynamic Body Balancing training is through Dr. Carol Phillips
Currently, my services are donation based, with a $20/person minimum, and the appointment length would likely be 45 minutes to an hour (for an adult). Babies are free when the mom is also getting worked on!
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