Newborn/Infant craniosacral therapy is very gentle and can help with assisting the bones of the head to become more normally placed. I see babies from birth to 9 months that have a flattened spot on the back of the head which is usually due to something called positional plagiocephaly. PP can occur from the baby lying on their back too much which than starts the bones of the head to shift into a forward and flattened position.

Craniosacral therapy is performed in a gentle and dimly lit environment so that baby and parent are calm during the session. The therapy is applied by holding the infants head in different positions allowing for movement of the cranial bones and no more than the weight of a dime. Babies usually are very comfortable and love receiving the therapy.

Jennifer Mercier Treats Newborns & Infants
Jennifer Mercier Treats Newborns & Infants

I recommend that parents bring in their infant as soon as a flattened spot is recognized. The sooner the better. The bones of a baby’s head are able to move easily when they are very young due to the sutures between the bones being so soft. A little light massage is applied and parents are encouraged to apply the same movements at home for the best results.

Please bring your baby in for an assessment.