Cranial osteopathy is a gentle and safe approach to treating mechanical strains in the whole body, not just the head as the name implies. Cranial osteopaths simply recognise the importance of the structures within the head and their influence on the whole body.
It is widely known for the treatment of babies but is equally effective for children, adults and the elderly.
A cranial osteopath uses their hands to feel tensions within the body, however slight. These irregularities are treated in a gentle manner, with very specific and subtle movements, which patients often find calming and relaxing. The aim is for optimal circulation to be restored, waste products removed, pain to reduce and healing to occur. The patient may experience a physical unwinding, encouraging and allowing new and old injuries to let go.