I trained in Visionary Cranio Sacral work at the Milne Institute in Europe and USA with Hugh Milne. Hugh’s mission statement is “To help create an open heart, a clear head and a free body”.
“What the Navajo call the wind’s child, Genesis calls the breath of life; it is a silent force, a field of chi, which blows through the CranioSacral system, animates it, and infuses it with information and intelligence”.
It is possible to listen to this field. The ability to do this is called the heart of listening. And in listening, it is possible to feel subtle patterns of movement within the body – rhythms/strains/pulsations- which emanate from deep within the body.
The rhythms and pulsations are the ebb and flow of the cranial wave, an electrical field of energy that is influenced by thought and which moves through the body driven by our ‘spirit’, our breath of life.
It is a profound healing process which can influence the deeply held patterns of disease – both physical and psychological – which accumulate throughout life as a result of injury and illness and become held int
o the body tissues, leading to ill-health and dysfunction.
Treating babies for any cranio-sacral practitioner, is truly a wonderful experience. They tend to respond very quickly and effectively to treatment, especially for conditions like colic and sleeplessness.
When babies are born, they can enter the world with the trauma of the birth process locked into their tissues. The compressive forces they experience as a result of the passage through the pelvis and the tight fit in the birth canal can cause imbalances in a baby’s system. No matter what type of birth, each has its own compressive forces on a baby’s body, especially its head.
- Babies with tongue ties and/or lip ties
I generally suggest that babies have a session of cranio sacral therapy after a tongue tie revision.
When you remember that the tongue is a muscle, attached to the hyoid bone, with the body of the tongue attached to the floor of the oral cavity, it’s easy to see how restrictions can have effects on a baby through the connective tissue and fascia.
Tongue ties can cause minute strain patterns in the mouth, face and jaw; this tension causes the baby not to be able to open its mouth very wide to breastfeed and even after the procedure has been carried out, a session of cranio sacral therapy seems to bring a lot of release and ease to most babies.