Cranial Osteopathy is an extremely gentle, refined and subtle type of osteopathic treatment, which is highly suited to treating babies and children.
Cranial Osteopathic treatment encourages the release of stresses and tensions throughout the body, not just the head and although an extremely gentle approach, it is highly effective and can be used to treat a wide range of conditions for people of all ages, from birth to the elderly .
When we experience physical or emotional stress our body tissues tend to tighten up. The body may have been able to adapt to this at the time, but a lasting strain can restrict movement. Gradually, the body may find it more and more difficult to cope with accumulated stresses and reoccurring symptoms may develop.
Cranial osteopaths are trained to feel subtle changes in tissue movement, so it requires a very finely developed sense of touch. By comparing your tissue movement to what they consider ideal for your gender and age, they can see what stresses and strains your body is under at present, and what tensions it may be carrying as a result of its past history. Cranial osteopathy can give insight into the overall condition of your body, for example, if it is healthy, stressed or tired.