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SPECIALIZING IN CRANIOSACRAL THERAPY & TONGUE TIES

We work with babies, kids, & adults in Bluffton, SC & surrounding areas

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Certified TummyTime™ Method Practitioner

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Licensed Occupational Therapist

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24 years of hands-on experience

Certified Breastfeeding Specialist (CBS)

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Advanced Training in Tongue Ties for All Ages

WELCOME TO

Bluffton Craniosacral & Tongue Tie Therapy

At Bluffton Craniosacral & Tongue Tie Therapy, we specialize in craniosacral therapy, tongue ties, and infant feeding. Nikole Willman, an experienced occupational therapist, uses craniosacral therapy with infants, children, and adults to release fascia tension in the body and balance the nervous system to help a variety of issues such as difficulty latching, poor suck, torticollis, reflux, headaches, pain, anxiety, trauma, and much more.

 

We go beyond traditional therapy by focusing on creating a supportive practice setting where time is dedicated to treatment, answering questions, conversation, and education. 

Whether you or your child are receiving craniosacral therapy, myofascial release, oral motor work, feeding support, or sensory integration, sessions are calming, organized, and focused on functional goals. 

Mom and baby receiving breastfeeding support from a Certified Breastfeeding Specialista
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SPECIALIZED CARE FOR YOU & YOUR CHILD

CRANIOSACRAL THERAPY & BODYWORK

Using gentle manual therapy, we balance and calm the nervous system, improve sensory regulation, relax fascia tension in the body, gain range of motion for developmental motor skills, & establish a deeper latch for feeding.

TONGUE TIES

Our approach combines bodywork and oral motor work pre and post-frenectomy (oral tie release) to improve oral function, feeding, latch, suck coordination and endurance, body symmetry, head positioning, and developmental motor skills.

THE TUMMYTIME!™ METHOD

Combining manual work and The TummyTime!™ Method to help regulate the nervous system, develop neck & upper body strength, improve tummy time enjoyment, and enhance motor skills.

INFANT FEEDING

As a Certified Breastfeeding Specialist, support for both breastfeeding and bottle feeding, such as positioning, strengthening oral motor skills, and providing strategies to achieve a deeper latch, are integrated into bodywork sessions.

We also work with toddlers, children, teens, and adults to address pain and tension, tongue ties, sensory regulation, body awareness, tactile sensitivity, and overall ease of movement and coordination. Click here to learn more.

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MEET NIKOLE

Nikole Willman, OTR/L, CBS

Owner, Occupational Therapist
Certified Breastfeeding Specialist

Nikole Willman brings over two decades of experience as an Occupational Therapist specializing in craniosacral therapy, The TummyTime!™ Method, tongue ties, sensory regulation, bodywork, infant feeding, developmental motor skills, and parent education to her boutique private practice, Bluffton Craniosacral & Tongue Tie Therapy.


Nikole invests in getting to know her clients, building trusting and supportive relationships that create space for healing and success. Working with clients of all ages, Nikole helps them heal their bodies through evidence-based therapy techniques that lead to tangible improvements.

Nikole Willman, OTR/L, CBS, occupational  therapist and certified breastfeeding specialist in Bluffton, SC

As a mom to 3 tongue-tied children and also having her own ties released as an adult, Nikole understands what the families she serves are going through. She helps to identify the issues, sets a clear plan, and helps to guide her patients through the healing process. Craniosacral Therapy has also been an integral part of her own life, having worked with a craniosacral therapist to help her heal after a severe concussion and whiplash.

Past clients call Nikole a nurturing, intuitive, and highly skilled therapist who is truly invested in their journey. Nikole goes beyond standard care by being accessible to clients between sessions and collaborating with other professionals who are important to her clients' care. 

Advanced Trainings & Certifications

  • Certified Breastfeeding Specialist (CBS)

  • The TummyTime!™ Method Practitioner

  • SIPT Certified

  • TOTS (tethered oral tissue) training

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Nikole has worked as an integral part of my Tethered Oral Tissue team in the metropolitan New York area for many years, and I cannot recommend her highly enough! 

 

I have had both the honor and privilege to call Nikole my esteemed colleague! Nikole has worked as an integral part of my Tethered Oral Tissue team in the metropolitan New York area for many years, and I cannot recommend her highly enough! Nikole’s clinical skills, caring and empathetic approach to the treatment of her patients and families is what make Nikole stand out from her colleagues!! 

~ Scott Siegel, MD, DDS, FACS, FICS, FAAP, Tethered Oral Tissues Surgeon

With her cranial therapy, I felt a difference in my jaw, position, and sleeping. In addition, she advised me that I had a tongue-tie.

 

I [worked with] Nikole for my ongoing issues with my jaw. After having used a custom mouth appliance for sleep apnea for approximately 6 months, I began to have headaches and a shift in my jaw and alignment...Nikole helped me a great deal with these issues and with other helpful health solutions in general. Nikole has such a nice calm and relaxing way about her, which adds to the sessions with her. 

~ Ellen L., Patient

Nikole and I have collaborated on several difficult cases ranging from Torticollis, Plagiocephaly, as well as postural disorders

 

I have always found Nikole to be extremely knowledgeable and resourceful, quick to return phone calls/texts, and extremely professional with all of her clients. She will be missed here as she is a huge asset to our community.

~ Dr Adam Glassman, DC, CACCP, New York

KIND WORDS FROM NIKOLE'S CLIENTS & PROFESSIONALS

GETTING STARTED WITH
Bluffton Craniosacral & Tongue Tie Therapy

Call for a free 15-minute phone consult to discuss your concerns and learn about our services.

STEP ONE

We will begin with an in-depth evaluation. Following the evaluation we will review findings and develop a treatment plan. 

STEP TWO

Progress begins! Each session will include manual therapy and exercises designed to achieve goals. 

STEP THREE

Insurance & Billing

Bluffton Craniosacral & Tongue Tie Therapy, LLC is considered an out-of-network provider. With a commitment to providing highly-personalized care, Nikole values seeing clients without the restrictions placed on services by managed care. For clients who wish to receive out-of-network reimbursement from their insurance, we will provide you with the necessary documentation to submit.

LET'S WORK TOGETHER!

Life is busy! And at Bluffton Craniosacral & Tongue Tie Therapy, we believe in providing care that is not only convenient but is also in the space you feel comfortable and relaxed in.

We provide in-office and in-home sessions to infants, children, teens, and adults in Bluffton, SC, and surrounding areas. 

Infant with feeding difficulty receiving feeding therapy and bodywork
Child with sensory regulation difficulty who receives occupational therapy for sensory integration
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