Mindful Bodywork LLC
I’m just thrilled to announce this “new” addition to my service offerings. “New” is in quotes because I’ve actually been treating kids/teens on a sporadic basis for several years now, but I’m now heavily involved in helping kids and babies. Over the last year and in preparation for taking my CranioSacral Therapy for Pediatrics 1 class, I’ve co-treated with several therapists to get a feel for the needs of the tiniest of clients. Since taking my pediatrics class in May 2017, I’ve been blessed with an adorable deluge of little ones, some of them as young as 3 weeks! What a joy to help a brand new human get a healthy start on life!
Where are all these babies suddenly coming from? Well, I started considering pediatrics after many of my clients and colleagues requested this service for their own little ones. And then, women with high-risk pregnancies started to come for treatment, and wanted to plan in advance for the needs of their babies. I’d resisted for years because I’m not a mom myself. I didn’t feel qualified, but people who knew that about me just kept on asking, so…here we are! Much to my delight, I felt right at home in the CranioSacral Therapy for Pediatrics 1 class, especially when the highly skilled instructor told us that she herself isn’t a mom. In that class, we learned important information about the developing brain and skull of a baby, which necessitates very specific modifications of the CranioSacral therapy techniques used on older children and adults. In addition to the class prerequisite of being advanced CranioSacral Therapy practitioners, we also received hands-on, supervised, clinical experience treating babies and small children, while also treating and supporting the needs of their parents and siblings….at the same time. Delightful chaos to say the least, and amazing practice for the realities of life in my treatment room.
I'm in LOVE with my tiniest new clients!
How might your baby or child benefit from CranioSacral Therapy? Some of the most common reasons for treatment are tongue tie, birth trauma, feeding issues, headaches, reflux, anxiety, cranial bone override, autism, sensory and reflex issues.
How is treatment done? Gently, fully clothed, and with lots of play and fun, either on...and sometimes under :)... the massage table or on the floor. I meet your child exactly where he or she is in the moment, and through gentle touch (with feeding/cuddling with parent breaks as needed), we release restrictions in the body, with the goal of enhancing your child's innate ability to self-heal.
Out of the mouth of babes...
Upon experiencing CranioSacral Therapy for the first time, one young client described the sensation as "a soft ocean".
Another said after several sessions, "My head feels like a dark cave filled with rocks. Every time I visit Susan, she removes one of the rocks".
Yup, I love my job!
HOURLY FEE: $90 per hour - NO TIPPING
NEW CLIENTS: Please call, text, or email Susan to schedule an appointment.
EXISTING CLIENTS: Now you can schedule online at www.massagebook.com/me/susan-mathason And of course, you're always welcome to call, text, or email Susan to schedule an appointment.
Evening and Sunday appointments are available. Enjoy your bodywork session in a quiet and totally private setting in Susan's Columbia, MD office. Contact Susan for address.
Susan Mathason, LMT