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WHAT IS CRANIAL OSTEOPATHY?

I suffered with migraines and decided to try cranial osteopathy having seen such brilliant results with my baby. I am migraine free and my baby is developing really well!
— Natalie M.

Cranial Osteopathy is a refined and subtle treatment that uses gentle manipulative pressure to encourage the release of stresses and strains throughout the body.

Cranial Osteopathy applies minimal pressure to the spine and the plates of the skull using very gentle techniques.

Your cranial osteopath’s hands are placed gently on or under the head and they use their palpation skills to release subtle tensions caused by accumulations of stresses and strain on the body.

Cranial Osteopathy is a gentle therapy and is used on adults as well as very young babies and children.

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HOW DOES CRANIAL OSTEOPATHY WORK?

Your Cranial Osteopath uses very subtle and gentle techniques.

Cranial osteopaths are trained to feel a very subtle rhythmical shape change that is present in the skull and all body tissues which is known as ‘involuntary motion’.

This involuntary motion enables your Cranial Osteopathy to feel different parts of the body and find areas of reduced movement, stresses or strains within the body.

 
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WHAT DOES CRANIAL OSTEOPATHY FEEL LIKE?

Your Cranial Osteopath will apply gentle pressure on parts of the body and head, allowing the tissues to gradually release tension.

Patients may feel sensations of pressure or warmth, either under the hands of your cranial osteopath or elsewhere in their body.

Most patients feel the gradual release of tension and become deeply relaxed.

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WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF CRANIAL OSTEOPATHY?

Cranial Osteopathy is aimed at the relief of symptoms as well as restoring the whole body to optimum health. It does this by releasing subtle restrictions the body has accumulated through injury or illness.

Patients often report an improvement in general well-being, energy levels and sleep patterns.

Cranial Osteopathy is a very gentle non-invasive treatment which makes it suitable for people that may struggle to undertake other forms of manual therapy.

For example new born babies, the elderly and people suffering from chronic illness.

Click here for more information on the benefits of osteopathy in babies and children.