Here, birth professionals may discover how the Baby Brain Score and Gillespie Approach–Craniosacral Fascial Therapy are helping babies enjoy the benefits of having a freely moving brain, spinal cord and fascial web.
Baby Brain Score and Gillespie Approach Mission
Dr. Barry Gillespie created the Baby Brain Score and Gillespie Approach–Craniosacral Fascial Therapy. His and his associates’ goal is to have the Baby Brain Score and Gillespie Approach–Craniosacral Fascial Therapy in use worldwide for every birth. We also foresee the mother-to-be receiving Gillespie Approach–Craniosacral Fascial Therapy before conception to ensure better hormonal function, less strain in pregnancy, an easier birth and better overall health for the newborn. We believe that these two steps will promote happiness and peace to the planet.
The Baby Brain Score Measures Neonatal Neurophysiology
The Baby Brain Score (BBS) is a screening tool that measures neonatal neurophysiology. It is an effective method of manually checking the brain function of a newborn. If there is neurological compromise, the application of Gillespie Approach–Craniosacral Fascial Therapy (CFT) in the first few minutes of life can help improve or correct the structural effects of fetal trauma and birth trauma. Gillespie Approach–Craniosacral Fascial Therapy can prevent many diseases from appearing later in life and, more importantly, promote optimum cognitive brain function.
The Two Principles Behind the Baby Brain Score and Gillespie Approach–Craniosacral Fascial Therapy
- Craniosacral motion: The brain needs to breathe. It has to expand and contract smoothly to function correctly.
- Fascial (connective tissue) restriction: The fascia has to be free for the body to function optimally.
The Benefits of the Baby Brain Score and Gillespie Approach–Craniosacral Fascial Therapy
When parents naturally add love, good nutrition and exercise to the newborn equation, the Baby Brain Score and Gillespie Approach–Craniosacral Fascial Therapy possibilities can become endless:
- It can create a happy and content baby. This results in a happy mom, dad, siblings, extended family and friends.
- It can create excellent infant neurological function. The Family Hope Center reports that children in their infant program have reached their neurological developmental milestones 30 percent faster than the standard child.
- It can facilitate the ability to latch on and prevent sucking difficulty and swallowing difficulty, colic, reflux, gas, digestive issues, constipation, poor napping, general distress, stridor, torticollis, pyloric stenosis and clubfoot.
- It can result in parents being sufficiently rested to provide quality care for the infant and other children as well as being able to function well in other aspects of life.
- It can result in structural immunity later as a toddler such that physical trauma has little to no effect on her or his structural health.
- It can prevent childhood diseases such as asthma, headache, ADHD, learning disorders and other conditions.
- It can create a neurological learning environment where focus, concentration, memory, thinking and other cognitive functions can be maximized at school.
- Finally, it can result in a child who can be the best she or he can be for her or his entire life.
Gillespie Approach–Craniosacral Fascial Therapy and Pregnancy Guidelines
The following points delineate the use of Gillespie Approach–Craniosacral Fascial Therapy with the prenatal population. In creating these guidelines for our course graduates, our primary concern is for the safety of the baby and mother.
- Gillespie Approach–Craniosacral Fascial Therapy training alone is not sufficient for practitioners to begin working on the prenatal population. Only with proper prenatal credentialing might practitioners incorporate this modality. They must strictly adhere to all guidelines, precautions and contraindications from their prenatal training. This includes areas of the body to avoid and proper positioning of the patient at different stages of pregnancy. Currently, no Gillespie Approach–Craniosacral Fascial Therapy course addresses the application of this therapy for pregnant women.
- Consistent with massage therapy laws in many U.S. states, Gillespie Approach–Craniosacral Fascial Therapy for pregnant women may begin only after week 13. Natural, spontaneous miscarriages during the first trimester need not be connected to a Gillespie Approach–Craniosacral Fascial Therapy session.
- Once a pregnancy progresses safely past the 13th week, the client’s OB/GYN or midwife must clear the mother-to-be for bodywork before every CFT session.
- CFT is not a technique to turn a breech baby or initiate an overdue delivery. A skilled Gillespie Approach–Craniosacral Fascial Therapy professional always listens to the body and never uses force.