What is Cranial Osteopathy?

Cranial Osteopathy is gentle but powerful treatment involving light finger and hand pressure to various parts of the body.

It helps to release compression of cranial bones, tension in the membranes, and to re-balance the natural cranial rhythm. Cranial Osteopathy is suitable for all ages.

Cranial Osteopathy for babies

Cranial Osteopathy is particularly suitable for babies and children. The physical trauma of birth can cause significant moulding of a baby’s head causing a variety of distortions.

Much of this reduces over several days, however sometimes this unmoulding process in incomplete. This is most often associated with difficult births, but also occurs with ‘normal’ and caesarean deliveries. Babies are unable to express any discomfort caused by birth trauma other than by crying and being unsettled and irritable.

Osteopathy for children

Children can suffer from a variety of musculoskeletal tensions and dysfunctions. This may be due to difficult deliveries, growth spurts, poor posture or injury. This can lead to a postural or muscle imbalance affecting specific areas or the body in general and can often be associated with movement and balance problems.

In treating children, Osteopaths can use a variety of approaches including structural and cranial osteopathy together with specific exercise and rehabilitation programmes that are tailored to the individual and their particular challenges.
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