A woman’s will experience many changes to her body during pregnancy. Receiving sessions of craniosacral creates a supportive space in which the woman can receive support to re-balance herself and her physical body, relieve any stress that is pregnancy or other related and deepen her connection with her growing baby. Setting up a supportive relationship at a time like pregnancy may also create a safe space to verbally explore any fears about the oncoming events and she will be supported in a non-judgemental way.
An important physical benefit from pregnancy craniosacral sessions is to gently improve the mobility of the mother’s pelvis so that her baby can more easily take up the ideal position for birth, this work can promote a timely and easier birth for both the mother and the baby.
Pregnant women who have had craniosacral therapy sessions have also reported the following benefits:
- Relief of cramping and back pain
- Ease heartburn
- Resolving foot pain and treating sciatic or other nerve pain
- Release of pelvic, vaginal or groin pain and improved pelvic floor strength and function.
- Better sleep
- More energy
- Sense of relaxation
Woman can also have craniosacral therapy after birth. This can promote healing after difficult births and can helped with promoting recovery from e.g. tears and stitches and also helping recover from Caesarean birth.