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Cranial Osteopathy

Cranial Osteopathy, particularly useful to children that are unsettled, is a speciality osteopathic treatment focused on the body’s involuntary mechanisms to restore calm by means of gentle skull massage. It aims to release stress and tension throughout the body in people of all ages, from babies to the elderly.

Build up of stress and strain in the body

Have you ever experienced your body tissues tightening up when you are under physical or emotional stress? This is quite normal and almost all people experience this a number of times in their lives. Our bodies are made to adapt to stress, but sometimes stress in the body may remain, limiting the body’s free movement. You may develop symptoms of stress over time as the body battles to release it.

What can cranial osteopaths treat?

Cranial Osteopaths focus on treating the whole person and not just the symptom they are experiencing, which in turn will help relieve the symptoms and physical stressors experienced. When treating babies and children’s, cranial osteopathy can help with the usual infancy and childhood problems that most experience.

Cranial Osteopathy involves gently applying pressure to your head and spine to release pressure.

We believe that by gently manipulating the bones and tissues of your scull that tense up from physical or emotional stress, your cranial rhythm can improve and so can your overall health.

We use a highly trained sense of touch to feel subtle changes of tension and tissue quality in the living anatomy of the whole body, and to diagnose areas of strain or dysfunction.

We often focus on areas of the body that have been impacted by injury or accidents in the past. Over time, the body learns to compensate for the trauma or injury and you may be unaware that anything is wrong, but the effects of the past event may be tied to the symptoms you are experiencing.

Who is suitable for Cranial Osteopathy?

Cranial Osteopathy can be used on every patient. It is used to treat people as a whole and not the condition. It is a very popular technique used on babies, but it is equally effective on children, adults and the elderly. Most people will notice improvements in areas other than just where they have experienced the symptom.

What does cranial treatment feel like?

Cranial Osteopathic Treatment is a very gentle and subtle treatment that leaves one feeling relaxed and rejuvenated. Some people will feel a very mild sensation of tension, aching, or sensitivity that disappears, whereas others will feel very little sensation but will feel great afterwards. It is not uncommon for people to fall asleep during treatment because of the relaxation they are overcome with.