Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy at the Healthy Living Centre in North London, N1 2HL. A gentle and safe, hands-on approach to your health.

House-calls are available for mums and babies

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This is a before and after treatment!

I aim to offer a safe space for you and your baby throughout pregnancy and after birth.  90 minute home visits are available for mums and new-born babies. 

Craniosacral therapy can offer the calm space for babies and mums to process their experiences. While babies usually react quickly to treatments I would suggest a minimum of three sessions to allow for the treatment to 'take'.  

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babies:

Birth is a big shift from the inside and safety of the mother's womb to the outside! Whether the birth is natural or whether it's assisted, babies sometimes can do with a bit of assistance to settle into their new environment.

traumatic birth, colic, reflux, problems breast-feeding, torticollis, baby not settling and more

At first I like to treat both mothers and babies, as they are an emotional unit, having spent around 9 months in exquisitely close contact. During treatment, babies often stay with their mother (often breast-feeding)

Babies cry to communicate. Sometimes nothing seems to calm them, which can become quite distressing for everyone. With a gentle listening touch, craniosacral therapy is well-placed to welcome and settle babies.

A lot of babies are diagnosed with colic or reflux (often caused by umbilical trauma) or have difficulties with breast-feeding (for example due to torticollis). A gentle craniosacral treatment can help if there are any unresolved issues from birth. Often it's also worth having a lactation consultant's advice before medicating. The following website offers a lot of advice, and sessions for North Londoners:

 http://www.emmapickettbreastfeedingsupport.com/

When babies have difficulties falling asleep, even when they are held, they may be frightened or in pain through unresolved birth memories. The head-shape may be influenced by the way baby went through the birth-canal, or if a ventouse or forceps had to help with the delivery. There may be bruising to the head and the baby may feel very sore. As mentioned above, another issue may be torticollis, which may result from the baby's shoulders having been stuck in labour. (This might be the case if baby has difficulties feeding on one particular side).

Here's a link to an article that describes what can happen: 'Helping Babies heal...'

You can google another article from Natural Childbirth that goes into all the details: Craniosacral Therapy - It's Contribution to Birthing and Being Born by Simon Copp, RCST (sorry, the link I had provided did not go straight to the article).

Find out more about sessions and appointments.

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mums:

You have been through the birth process too! Hopefully everything went well and you are fine!

Degrees of fine may be full of energy, a bit tired, quite tired, happy, content, a bit disappointed but okay, no pain, a little pain, bearable pain... Then there may be degrees of not being fine, feeling very tired, very low, very disappointed or in a lot of pain, feeling very anxious about breastfeeding, depressed and not able to see a solution and more.

The important thing is that mothers usually want to be there 100% to look after their babies. Craniosacral therapy can be one way of supporting new mums and, as mums and babies are still a unit and influence each other, both will profit from having a session together, resolving physical and emotional trauma sustained during birth and/or recovering from the immense effort of child birth.  

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dads, you are also going through a big change. You may have been the birth partner and witnessed the birth, and thus physically experienced the birth. You may have seen their partner and baby in a difficult situation. Whether the experience was positive or negative, it has an impact, which can take a bit of working through. 

Craniosacral therapy can offer the space to integrate the experience.

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To book or for any questions you are welcome to ring me on 07710234641 or contact me on susanne(at)cranio-central.co.uk or suzawitherapy(at)gmail.com*.

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