Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Craniosacral Bodywork for Pregnancy and Postpartum

Craniosacral bodywork can help a pregnant woman relax and find balance and peace with her changing body through the changes that pregnancy forces on the body.

Pregnancy can be an uncomfortable part of life and craniosacral therapy can help. This is because pregnant women cope better with their changes when they have had some care and it has also been shown that this kind of care leads to better care of the infant and a better pregnancy experience.

The emotional relief from being relaxed alone is a good reason for many women to try it, however, craniosacral therapy is also geared towards helping with the birth by relaxing and strengthening the pelvic muscles to make the birth a little easier on both the parent and the child. This also promotes the proper positioning of the baby for a more timely birth. Most importantly, at least for the mother to be, it is a chance for her to be pampered and taken care of.

Craniosacral bodywork can also help in the postpartum. It alleviates much of the stress of parenting and a distinct lack of sleep. It can help elevate a new mothers mood out of the baby blues and even help with post partum depression. It also gives a new mother a chance to be pampered after the birth of the baby as the attention usually shifts from the mother to the baby for a long period of time and this can be very wearing.

Craniosacral bodywork can also help the body repair itself after the trial of birth. It can aid in the healing of cesarean births and help the pelvic area return to normal after a vaginal birth. It is also just a good way to take a break from the daily pressures of parenting and giving everything to someone else.

For any pregnant woman or one who has recently given birth, craniosacral therapy should be a consideration to help a woman relax and work on bringing her body back to a normal state. Even just a couple sessions can do wonders for a woman under the strain of pregnancy and taking care of an infant at all hours of the day and night.

When you have a chance, search out your local craniosacral therapist. Ask them whether you or your loved one could benefit from craniosacral therapy. It might be just what you and your body need today!

Drew Mers is an advertising consultant to Craniosacral Therapy Spotlight

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