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Craniosacral Fascial Therapy

The Gillespie Approach is a gentle modality that helps the body release its tight connective tissue from its physical and emotional traumas. I have a special interest working with newborns, whose untreated fascial strains can result in a lifetime of health issues.

The therapeutic goal of CFT is to mitigate the effects of any birth trauma that may have restricted the craniosacral fascial system. Releasing fascial tightness allows the cranial bones and sacrum to correct which optimizes flow of cerebrospinal fluid throughout the brain, spinal cord and entire body.

Infant conditions that may benefit from CFT:

Breastfeeding/Bottle Feeding Issues

Lip and Tongue Ties

Reflux

Colic

Poor Sleep

Stiffness

Torticollis

Distorted Head Shape

Swallowing Issues

Cranial Nerve Dysfunction

Does your birth story include a C-section, induction, long labor, vacuum or forceps delivery, shoulder dystocia or nuchal cord (cord wrapped around baby’s neck)?

 

If so, these instances may cause strain on the craniosacral fascial system

and/or central nervous system. CFT has been shown to benefit

babies associated with these types of birth traumas.

“I’m so thankful for the introduction to bodywork after my baby girl’s oral tie releases. I hadn’t realized how stressed her little body had been until we spent some time ‘unwinding’ and calming her system down. It’s amazing what extra support was able to do for making her recovery from a stressful newborn stage more complete. Thank you for helping both my baby and me get to ENJOY each other!”

Stephanie C.

The root of many lactation issues...

  • Are due to soft tissue traumas related to fetal development, labor and delivery.

 

  • Almost all newborns live with untreated fascial strain from these traumas.
     

  • When the strained oral tissues are not functioning completely, nursing issues can arise.

 

  • Oral structures are controlled by the fascial web, releasing tension in the web can facilitate correction of these issues and significantly improve the overall outcome of lip and tongue tie revisions.

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Therapy sessions will be located in downtown Franklin, TN near the Factory.

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Kim Geasley

RN, CLC, Craniosacral Fascial Therapy Practitioner

"I have been a Registered Nurse since 2009, working at the bedside in the Neonatal ICU. As a CLC, I have supported breastfeeding efforts both in the NICU and home settings. My greatest desire is to ensure that all our clients get the hands-on support and care they need as they transition after birth by providing bodywork for a variety of concerns. Trained in Craniosacral Fascial Therapy (CFT), I use this gentle approach to help relieve tension in the body, allowing for optimal movement and relief from fascial strain.  I am honored to serve your family as part of the Blessed Beginnings Team!

The Gillespie Approach

Dr. Barry Gillespie discovered the Craniosacral Fascial System, which consists of a slight motion of the brain and spinal cord pumping cerebrospinal fluid into the fascial web that connects every structural cell of the body. When physical and/or emotional traumas adversely tighten this freely moving system, tremendous pressure can be exerted on associated nerves, muscles, organs, blood vessels, lymph vessels and bones. Profound effects on body function may result as a major cause of health conditions. Read more about Gillespie Approach-Caniosacral Fascial Therapy and Dr. Barry Gillespie.

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