Cranial Osteopathy is a gentle therapy suitable for all ages including babies and children. Treatment is very subtle and non-invasive using gentle techniques to encourage the release of stresses and strains throughout the body. Your cranial osteopath will place their hands gently on your head or other parts of your body and using a skilled sense of touch, encourage the tissues to gradually release tension.
Cranial osteopaths treat all the conditions that osteopaths treat and also commonly see pregnant women (antenatal and postpartum) and babies, also people with digestive problems, headaches, relaxation issues and more.
There are often stresses and strains which occur during pregnancy and birth and the aim of cranial osteopathy is to reduce these tensions, restore balance and encourage overall health and wellbeing. With gentle and appropriate techniques, the osteopath will re-balance the baby’s tensions by working on the whole body. Treatment can also release the tensions around the neck, mouth and jaw which can potentially affect feeding.
No, cranial osteopathy is a gentle therapy and is used on adults as well as very young babies and children. Cranial treatment has many benefits and is aimed not only at the relief of symptoms, but towards helping the body function better as a whole.