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CranioSacral Therapy and Floppy Infant Syndrome (FIS)

Floppy Infant Syndrome (FIS), also known as Hypotonia, is a condition in which an infant has weak muscles and decreased muscle tone, which can lead to difficulty with movement, feeding, and other activities. CranioSacral therapy (CST) is a gentle hands-on therapy that can be beneficial for infants with FIS. Here are some of the benefits of CranioSacral therapy for FIS:


Improved muscle tone: One of the primary benefits of CranioSacral therapy for FIS is improved muscle tone. By gently balancing the CranioSacral system, this therapy can help to stimulate the muscles and improve their strength and tone, which can in turn improve the infant's ability to move and participate in activities.


Better feeding and digestion: Infants with FIS may have difficulty with feeding and digestion due to their weak muscles. CranioSacral therapy can help to improve the function of the digestive system and promote better feeding and digestion.


Enhanced motor development: CranioSacral therapy can help to enhance motor development in infants with FIS. By improving muscle tone and function, this therapy can help infants to develop the skills they need to roll over, sit up, crawl, and eventually walk.

Reduced stress and anxiety: FIS can be a stressful and challenging condition for parents and infants alike. CranioSacral therapy can help to reduce stress and anxiety in both parents and infants, which can improve overall well-being and quality of life.

Non-invasive and gentle: CranioSacral therapy is a non-invasive and gentle therapy that is well-suited for infants with FIS and is safe, gentle, and generally well-tolerated by infants.


Supports overall development: CranioSacral therapy can support overall development in babies with FIS. By improving muscle tone, enhancing nervous system function, promoting relaxation, and improving sleep, this therapy can help to support healthy growth and development and improve overall well-being and quality of life for infants and their families.

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