Cranial Osteopathy

Cranial Osteopathy Treatment

A cranial osteopath can feel the very small fluctuations of movement within the body called involuntary motion. To the osteopath, this feels like a gentle expansion and contraction of all the tissues, occurring 7 – 14 times a minute. This involuntary motion can be easily disturbed by any form of trauma, such as a difficult birth, a car accident, knocks and falls and general illness. Gradually the body may accumulate these strains to the point that symptoms start to show.

Cranial Osteopathy is suitable for all ages and many conditions. As it is an extremely gentle treatment it is even suitable for newborn babies and the very elderly.

Cranial Osteopathy for Babies and Children

  • Reduced colicky crying,
  • Improved sleep,
  • less unsettled
  • less irritable behaviour
  • increased quiet happy spells.

Conclusion

Cranial osteopathy is often associated with the treatment of babies. However, it lays its main emphasis in treating dysfunction in children and adults alike. This may be caused by labour for a newborn, or a skiing accident in adulthood.The result remains: an area of pain and a dysfunction in our biomechanical structure. It can be useful in improving general circulation and reducing tension allowing the body to function at its own optimum.