What is cranial osteopathy?
Cranial osteopathy, otherwise known as cranial massage, is a subtle therapy that involves using very light and gentle pressure around the skull and lower back. It is based on the belief that the central nervous system is key to your health and effective in pain relief.
Benefits of cranial osteopathy
Cranial osteopathy involves the massaging of the skull to help with problems throughout the body. This is because osteopaths are able to feel the subtle rhythmic movement that is present in the body. They use touch to understand the rhythm, and correct it if there are any blockages. This form of osteopathy will promote a sense of relaxation and wellbeing that many use to treat their anxiety and stresses.
The light touch in cranial osteopathy is used to examine membranes and movement of fluids in and around the central nervous system. Gentle hand placements assist the release of the body’s connective tissue.
What is baby cranial osteopathy?
We also provide cranial osteopathy for babies that are unsettled. It is common that babies need this treatment to release the tension in their head and neck muscles.
The treatment involves the osteopath gently massaging the baby’s muscles around the head and spinal cord. The neck and upper back are also important as they have some parts of the head muscles. Babies respond well to cranial osteopathy because they have soft muscles and tissue. It’s also easier to feel the tension in the babies’ muscles compared to adults.
For your treatment
Upon arrival, you will have a discussion with your practitioner about your symptoms and medical history. When the treatment gets underway, the practitioner will begin applying pressure to different parts of your body. Please wear comfortable clothing.
When you book you will be emailed over some information to read over before coming to your appointment. We try to explain things throughout your treatment, but we always welcome questions if you aren’t sure at any point.