Cranial Osteopathy is a hands-on therapy, where the touch is gentle, non-invasive, usually subtle and powerful therapy that affects the central nervous system by loosening the surrounding soft tissue and bones.
The therapy takes its name from the systems associated bones. Included are those of the skull, face and mouth- which make up the cranium – and of the spinal column which extends down to the sacrum. Membranes enclosing the hydraulic system connect the CranioSacral System.
It is extremely effective in treating a wide range of conditions in people of all ages including babies and during pregnancy.
Most of us have been exposed to physical trauma at some stage in our life. The body may have been able to absorb the effects of an accident at the time but a lasting strain often remains. Illnesses and emotional trauma can also leave a lasting physical effect.
Everyone reacts differently to trauma resulting in a unique combination of ailments, pains and dysfunctions that can be successfully treated with Cranial Osteopathy.
- Chronic Pain
- Recurring infections
- Breathing disorders
- Muscular aches and pains
- IBS and digestive problems
- Menstrual and Menopausal problems
- Neuralgia (including trigeminal)
- Jaw (Tempo-Mandibular Joint – TMJ) problems
- Reduced mobility “stiff joints”
- Low energy
- Emotional Stress
- Issues arising from emotional or physical trauma
Cranial Osteopathy for Mothers and Babies
For mothers and babies, Cranial Osteopathy can improve comfort throughout pregnancy, during motherhood and the early months of the baby’s life.
Babies and young children often respond quickly to treatment and consequently their sessions are of shorter duration.
Some of the conditions that have been helped by Cranial Osteopathy including
- Feeding Problems
- Glue Ear
- Flat head syndrome
- Learning difficulties
- Sleep Problems