Long-term health considerations for newborns and their mothers:  what are they and how does CST with MFR help?

This blog focuses on the aftercare that involves advanced cranial sacral and myofascial release therapy for newborns and their mothers.

Long-term health considerations offered through advanced cranial sacral (CST) and myofascial release (MFR) therapy for newborns and their mothers.  Also solutions for commonly undiagnosable lingering stress, pain, discomfort, and dysfunction that can be left behind from the birthing process in newborns and new mothers.  

For the mother the stresses and tensions her body acquires during pregnancy can remain long after delivery and the delivery can leave mother’s sacrum out of alignment and restricted: a potential  source of pain, discomfort, and dysfunction anywhere in the body. 

Along with this the ilium, L5 vertebra, and C1 with occipital bone can also be stuck out of alignment.  It’s a good idea to have this assessed because there may not be symptoms for a long time.  Symptoms could take years to finial show up and then if the person doesn’t see a cranial sacral therapist what’s wrong could be missed missed or misdiagnosed.  A cranial sacral therapist is able to assess if these restrictions are present during one visit through palpating with their hands. Catching these restrictions soon after giving birth would make correcting them much easier that correcting them much later on.  The symptoms of not correcting these restrictions can be, low back pain, hip pain, constipation, and other GI problems, weight gain that wont go away, chronic stress and/or anxiety, low energy and fatigue, neck pain, TMJ issues, head aches and others.  A cranial sacral therapist has much training to be able to detect and correct these problems. The therapy and assessment are completely risk free and very relaxing.  All CST and MFR  is given to the fully clothed patient. Other sustained stresses and tensions in the general body can play a part in these problems as well and other problems such as pain, discomfort, stress that wont stay released, and pain while moving about. MFR coupled with CST can address this effectively. 

For the baby these same types of restrictions can be left behind after delivery and can be detected and corrected in the same ways by a cranial sacral therapist. Left un-corrected these types of restrictions can contribute to baby being too fussy, not able to be calm, constipation, throwing up too often, being colic-ally and others.  As the child develops and grows with any of these restrictions present they may be too hyperactive, have difficulties focusing, have too much anxiety, various aches and pains, dental problems such as leaning towards needing braces, ear problems, getting sick too easily, allergy issues and others. 

Different osteopaths who develop cranial sacral therapy are trying to have CST become standard after care for newborns and their mothers.  They are also recommending that undiagnosable problems of pain, discomfort, dysfunctions, stress, anxiety, idiopathic depression, and mystery pain be assessed by cranial sacral therapist 

Please call or email for any discussion you might want to have about all this.  

Thank you for your interest!

David Herring 

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