What is Cranial Osteopathy?
Cranial osteopathy is an extremely gentle but profoundly effective form of treatment. The name is deceptive, as the gentle rebalancing techniques can be applied to every part of the body.
Cranial Osteopathy has developed form the discovery that small involuntary movements exist within the human skull and throughout the body. From this, an approach to diagnosis and treatment has evolved in which the Osteopath's highly trained sense of touch is used to identify and correct disturbances and limitations of tissue mobility, in and around the joints of the skull, and throughout the body.
The technical approach used involves extremely gentle, but specifically applied adjustments to the movements of the body tissues. Treatment aims to re-establish the body's own self-healing and self-regulating ability so health can be maintained.
It is essentially a very safe method of diagnosis and treatment for the whole body. The gentle, cranial approach is suitable for people of all ages, especially babies, children and the elderly, but is also appropriate for many patients in conjunction with more structural techniques.