CST for Babies

Specifically for babies, CST can help resolve compression issues resulting from the birth or in utero constraint. BCST gently decompresses at the baby's head and neck, especially creating space where all the nerves pass through that govern bodily functions below the neck. It also encourages the hips and sacrum to release any tension that may be affecting structure all through the body and head and neck. 


CST can be helpful for many issues babies and families may face. Difficulty latching and breastfeeding, problems with sleeping, reflux, excessive crying or colic, and tongue tie are some of the indications for a baby to receive CST. See the list below for a full list of signs that a baby would benefit from CST or bodywork before and, if revision is necessary, after surgery.

  • Jaw clenching
  • Decreased jaw opening/movement
  • Champing movements instead of sucking
  • Significant head turning preference to one side/torticollis
  • Head flattening/molding/plagiocephaly
  • Facial asymmetry
  • Fussy baby per parent's report/cries excessively in car seat and at feedings
  • Arching or extension of spine movements
  • GI symptoms (reflux, constipation)
  • Mouth breathing
  • Tense body

The earlier a baby receives bodywork the faster symptoms can resolve. Most babies respond really well within 3 treatments if seen within the first month or two after birth.