Cranial Osteopathy

Release stress & tension with gentle but powerful Cranial Osteopathy
Osteopathy uses a wide range of techniques to maintain balance and harmony between the complex structures and systems of our bodies. One such technique Osteopaths use is Cranial Osteopathy for natural pain relief.

Osteopathy in the cranial field is a gentle yet powerful treatment that works on the deeper structures of the body including bones, membranes and nerves. It releases the stresses and tensions throughout the body, including the head, so you can experience immediate relief within your body.

Osteopaths feel restrictions in the movement patterns of body structures and fluids by using skilled ‘palpation’, and aims to bring your cranial sacral rhythm back to its optimum pace . Any restrictions can then be treated and relieved using very subtle realignment techniques, resulting in less pain, improved energy and performance.

Cranial treatment takes the holistic approach – treating the whole person, not just the presenting condition, so a very wide range of problems may benefit from these techniques. This includes back, neck pain, joint pain, sports injuries, headaches, migraines, sinus problems, stress, period pain and digestive difficulties. In babies and children : crying, colic, sleeping and feeding problems as well as recurrent ear, sinus, and chest infections.

Cranial Osteopathy is a very effective form of treatment for all ages, especially babies, children and people with very acute or non resolving problems. A very gentle and non-intrusive treatment means you can totally relax into the experience and enjoy the hands-on effect of natural pain relief, continuing beyond your treatment time as your body readjusts and heals itself.

William Garnet Sutherland developed osteopathy in the cranial field as an extension to the osteopathic approach in the 1930’s. He recognised that gentle manipulation of the skull brings the body back into natural balance, this alleviating pain and discomfort throughout the body.