The interesting factor of the infant work is that areas of tightness in the body often match the presenting conditions. It may be possible to examine a baby and explain to mom a general picture of her infant without hearing the history.
A five-month-old presented with many issues. I have broken down each one with the co-responding strain from my examination and later as it released in therapy.
3. Mom said he went seven days without a bowel movement. A fascial restriction in the left-sided descending colon could have been the culprit.
5. His final problem was poor sleeping. I have discovered that infants with a zero-second brain cycle can be poor sleepers. If the brain is breathing well, the nervous system can respond in a more relaxed and calming manner.
For Gillespie Approach Infant providers, please keep this concept in mind as you connect the dots with the presenting conditions and your clinical findings.
The Gillespie Approach is a massage modality that helps the body release its tight connective or fascial tissue from its physical and emotional traumas. We have a special interest working with newborns, whose untreated fascial strains from birth trauma can result in a lifetime of suffering.