Cranial Osteopathy is a refined and subtle type of osteopathic treatment that encourages the release of stresses and tensions throughout the body, including the head.
Even though Cranial Osteopathy is mainly known for the treatment of babies and toddlers, it is a gentle yet extremely effective approach that may be used in a wide range of conditions for people of all ages, from birth to old age.
Cranial Osteopaths are trained to feel a very subtle, rhythmical shape change that is present in all body tissues. This is called Involuntary Motion or the Cranial Rhythm. Tension in the body disrupts the cranial rhythm and therefore jeopardises the healthy balance of the body (homeostasis). Practitioners compare what your rhythm is doing to what they consider ideal. They can identify those dysfunction and help you or your little ones to find a healthier balance and be happier.
Example of tension causes includes traumatic birth, falls (stairs, bike, trees), traumas (operation or road traffic accident), tooth extraction, etc.
While it can be highly effective at relieving symptoms, Cranial Osteopathy aims to treat the whole person not just the condition, so a very wide range of situations may benefit from treatment such as:
- Back and neck pain
- Joint pain and sport injuries
- Headaches, migraines and sinus problems
- Periods pain
- Digestive difficulties