I help clients unwind and release accumulated fascial strain using the Gillespie Approach – CFT for Healthier and Happier Bodies
Board Certified Holistic Health Practitioner
Craniosacral Fascial Therapist
Gillespie Approach CFT Infant and Foundations Training
American Association of Drugless Practitioners Certification
Why is CFT important for tongue-tied babies?
Today, babies typically spend a lot of time in one position in utero. Some babies will be born with torticollis (asymmetrical head or neck position) which can continue to affect the connective tissue and the shape of the head long after birth. These modern birthing practices can mean that babies are born with strains, tensions, and torsions which can lead to a host of problems over time. What’s more, so-called “container babies” spend excessive amounts of time either swaddled (sleeping on their back), or otherwise immobilized in car seats, swings, bouncers, strollers, and more. This is largely known to be the reason for a huge increase in positional plagiocephaly, or flat spots on the head. CFT addresses these issues.
All of the issues can be a problem for tongue-tied babies – breathing and eating in particular. CFT can help babies to ameliorate the negative effects of tongue tie. Because facia is how we are connected from head to toe, and because the tension created in the mouth from the tongue tie creates tension elsewhere in the body, CFT can release the tension pre-surgery, making the surgery easier for surgeon and baby. The less tension in the mouth, neck and head after surgery means less tension on the wound and better healing overall. Bodywork is most useful when performed before and after frenectomy surgery.