prenatal & postpartum

Kelly has worked extensively with women and their partners before and during pregnancy, and after giving birth. CranioSacral Therapy can help with a wide range of issues such as back pain, headaches, tight shoulders, hip pain, difficulty sleeping, and stress. Not only does therapeutic touch alleviate tension and pain, but it also increases energy to the mother and improves nourishment to the baby by increasing blood flow. Receiving CranioSacral Therapy during pregnancy may help make for an easier labor and faster recovery.

CranioSacral Therapy is an effective way to assist the body in finding balance physically, emotionally, and energetically. A woman experiences dramatic changes in her body and in her relationships during pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum recovery. CranioSacral Therapy offers support for the mother as she adapts to the experience and demands of pregnancy and motherhood. CranioSacral Therapy (CST) effectively addresses the concerns and discomforts arising from these changes.

CranioSacral Therapy during the child bearing year can help: resolve sciatic pain, address back and neck pain, relieve pelvic and groin pain, establish optimal fetal positioning for birth, facilitate recovery after cesarean birth, restore pelvic stability, address birth trauma, and much more. CST allows the body and mind to calm to facilitate a deep connection to the growing baby. An important goal of a pregnancy CST session is to gently improve mobility in the mother’s pelvis so her baby can more easily assume an ideal position for birth. This can promote a timely, easier birth for mom and baby.

A postpartum treatment focuses on structural realignment of the spine and pelvis and rehabilitation of the muscles overworked or weakened during pregnancy. The pressure put on the sacrum, occipital bone, and sphenoid during labor has been connected to postpartum depression. CranioSacral Therapy helps to gently relieve this pressure and support the mother with any emotional release or birthing trauma.  Postpartum CST helps the new mother process and integrate her birth experience in a way that is physically and emotionally healthy.

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