So I have been setting the intention to work with infants for a solid week. Not a lot of time. But already a precious baby manifested. A friend at work was shaking as she described her 3-week-old niece nearly suffocating on her own thick mucous – which she and the mother had to pump out to get her breathing easy again. So I discovered an infant in need and I offered my services.
What services are those you might ask? Emotional and physiological process work for babies. Bodywork for infants – just listening and offering a safe space for the babies to show you what they need to release birth difficulties. That is what. I am not an expert, but I have been doing this work with adults for over 10 years now. So fortunately it is not a huge step to translate that work to infants. And I have a solid, skillful mentor.
I did hit one snag, one obstacle. The mother does not speak English and my Spanish is poor at best. Although I certainly learned a bit today! There was a translator, but this presented a definite issue. The mother was able to detach from me (and considering she did not know me prior to today) and focus on the translator. I would have rather her stay more present to the baby and to my questions. But I was flexible and I worked with the baby as best I could under the circumstances and she was very open to seeing what might transpire during the session. Plus she gave me permission to discuss the session here on my blog (without any names being mentioned).
It went pretty well. I checked the baby’s diaphragms (energetic vortices around the babies chest and tummy), checked the baby’s cerebral spinal pump – the action of pumping its cerebrospinal fluid, tracked its CS fluid as it flowed from cranium to sacrum and finally did a brief little unwinding as the baby showed me the spirals it had to make during its birth.
There was definite evidence that positive changes were happening. The babies eyes seem to be brighter by the end of the session – maybe every clearer. And during the unwinding and spiraling portion, the baby’s skin tone changed colors which I pointed out to the mother.
Unlike my mentor, I do not fully understand everything that the baby is trying to communicate with me. And keep in mind, a 3-week-old cannot communicate verbally. When you have laid your healing hands on 1,000 bodies, those bodies start to speak to you and you are able to listen and intuit the meaning. That is what happened with this baby. You can tell when it is in distress due to pupil dilation or fists clenched. I did not have to deal with much of that today. But I do need to ask questions of my teacher regarding the mother – I think she may have been dealing with her own psychological stuff (whether her own birth issues or developmentals, I do not know). I would like to find some resources for her however to make her motherhood journey easier.
I did schedule another free well-baby check up for two weeks from now.
I love working with babies! By the way, if you know any babies under the age of 18 months in the Central Virginia area that might benefit from a wellness baby treatment, let me know!
Thank you for reading!