Tight and twisted fetal ball - Gillespie Approach–Craniosacral Fascial Therapy

A Tight and Twisted Fetal Ball

What happens in utero can make a big difference in life.

A four-week-old girl presented with painful nursing, a shallow latch on the right, reflux, hiccups, coughing, gas, and indigestion—a typical fussy baby. Her chiropractor said her hips were tight, and other bodywork therapies were ineffective.

Mom said she was comfortable hunched over during the day. On examination, I found that her fascial web was pulling her into that position. I wonder if some elderly are hunched over because of a similar strain pattern.

Within that restricted ball, she also had a severe pelvic twist creating a tight and torqued fascial web. She had a zero-second brain cycle and left TMJ strain, probably an extension of this unique pattern.

The first therapy visit resulted in a great deal of strain releasing as her brain cycle opened to a wonderful 100 seconds. Her abdominal cavity and body in general softened significantly. Other forms of infant bodywork are fine, but the Gillespie Approach shines when the fascial web is the primary issue.

As body cells are added, the growing fetal fascial web needs to be loose and free-flowing. If the fetus is positioned awkwardly and compressed for an extended period of time, the web can remember and retain these unphysiologic fascial stains. After that visit, mom reported she was doing much better in all respects.

If left untreated, what conditions would have been in store for her over her lifetime? I believe that every newborn needs to be checked and treated for optimal health.

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 and infants.

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