Craniosacral therapy is a light-touch form of bodywork that provides deep relief to the spine, skull, and sacrum by moving Cerebrospinal fluid smoothly through the Craniosacral System. This system includes the small delicate bones of the skull and the spinal column, forming an open hydraulic system that nourishes the nervous system with signaling, information, and nutrients.
Craniosacral therapy is tremendously helpful for infants, children, and adults. Developed initially by Western Neurosurgeon and Doctor of Osteopathy Dr. John Upledger, Craniosacral Therapy has evolved into a sophisticated integral training that bridges the banks of physical anatomy and energy work via the peripheral and autonomic nervous system.
Craniosacral Therapy can help relieve birth trauma, address tongue ties in newborns, manage fertility issues in patients wanting to conceive, and alleviate autoimmune conditions. Craniosacral Therapy is also helpful for health issues where the patient is suffering from discomfort or blockage due to a lack of coherence within the nervous system’s feedback loops and messaging between the brain and the body. Craniosacral therapy provides deep relief of pain and tension to the spine, skull, and sacrum. The immediate benefit and results include decompression, more internal space, optimal internal organ functioning, hormonal regulation, and resolving trauma.
Maternal & Fetal Repositioning Sessions
Early in pregnancy, it is normal for a baby to rotate many times inside the womb. However, anywhere between 28-32 weeks of pregnancy, the baby turns into a head-down position in preparation for engagement and birth. However, specialized bodywork is available to encourage the baby to naturally rotate and prepare for pelvic engagement and birth in the case of transverse, breeched, or Occipital Anterior babies.
Rooted in the work of Gail Tully, founder of Spinning Babies, and Blandine Calais- Germain, author of Preparing for a Gentle Birth, Yinova’s Maternal & Fetal Repositioning sessions use tailored and gentle movements that encourage repositioning. The baby and the birthing person are given spacious stretching movements for the womb so the baby can turn head down and into the ideal engagement for birth. These sessions can be done as early as 32 weeks and utilized until active labor and delivery.