The importance of CranioSacral Therapy when there is a Tongue-Tie
Ankyloglossia, commonly known as Tongue-Tie, can put strain on the whole body. When you are told that your little one has a tongue or tongue and lip tie most providers strongly recommend that you arrange for CranioSacral therapy before the release. Some recommend trying CranioSacral therapy as a first step to see what improvement can come from CranioSacral therapy alone.
Learning that your little one has a tie and may need a surgical procedure is overwhelming. Take the time you need to gather the information you need. Rarely is this something that needs to be addressed immediately.
The recommendation for bodywork is based on the strain pattern that stretches from the tongue to the toes. The following illustration is used throughout the tongue tie community to illustrate how the tongue is connected to the rest of the body.
When muscles are contracted the body does not feel or function well. We all know what it is like when we have muscular aches and pains. We feel awful, we are unable to get comfortable, we may not sleep well, and we may be cranky.
Unfortunately, releasing the tension on the tongue does not release the tension in the muscles in the rest of the body that have been restricted by the tongue. Therefore, CranioSacral therapy after helps continue the process started before to release the tight muscles so that they can function optimally.
CranioSacral Therapy done before a tongue-tie release will relax the musculature which makes it easier for the provider to see and remove all of the tie. It also helps to calm the system which means the procedure will go easier for the baby/child or adult.
CranioSacral therapy after helps continue the process started before to release the tight muscles so that they can function optimally.
Please visit the testimonials to read what families have said about CranioSacral therapy in general and specifically about having it done pre and post tongue-tie release.