Cranial osteopathy is a gentle and subtle osteopathic approach involving lightly holding a patient#s head (cranium) and sacrum and interacting with cranial rhythm and the body’s fluid dynamics. It involves applying very small movements to focus on small obstructions and tension which may have affected the body’s mechanism due to trauma, injury or illness.
Cranial techniques are commonly used by osteopath to treat babies and children. Injury or stress may have developed due to traumatic childbirth. These techniques have been very effective in treating restless babies, digestive problems and ears, nose and throat disorders in children. Cranial osteopathy often treats migraines, headaches, vertigo, sinus related problems, stress and musculoskeletal pain.
Cranial Osteopathy is also ideal for pregnant women who are looking to relieve stress from a wide range of sources.