You may have been recommended Cranial Osteopathy, Baby Cranial or Cranio-Sacral Therapy, these are all the same thing, but a Cranial Osteopath is the most highly skilled practitioner of it, it is a gentle form of hands-on treatment which many Osteopaths employ as part of their treatment. It is very gentle, and involves an Osteopath 'listening' with their hands to subtle tensions and circulatory flows in the body. It might be considered to be a kind of physical 'unwinding', allowing injuries and strains to soften and relax. Circulation is restored, toxins are removed, and pain is relieved. It is a very natural and safe treatment, epitomising the Osteopathic principle 'the body produces it's own medicines'. It can be verging on miraculously effective with some difficult conditions where the body seems to 'hold on' to trauma. So what is Cranial Osteopathy good for?
Baby Cranial is used commonly to relax babies following the birth process, and may help with many complaints. Because a baby cannot talk about the symptoms, a physical listening approach is very helpful when a baby is unsettled, crying, has trouble feeding etc. The treatment is very gentle and parents can be reassured Cranial Osteopathy for Babies is safe and effective. You may have been recommended by your Paediatrician or Doula. We work together with your team cooperatively.
Cranial Osteopathy is the only treatment that addresses stresses and strains in the bones and membranes of the skull, head and brain. Very delicate, a Cranial Osteopath with very fine sensitivity can feel for tensions and strains and relax them away.
Cranial Osteopathy also addresses the phenomenon of "somatisation" where emotional states have a linked physical state, as the body tries to prepare physically for whatever is making us, for example, sad or angry. Relaxing this physical state can help the psychological to process. Sometimes stuck feelings just melt away... Also, if you feel better physically, you can more easily cope mentally. The best bit is that Cranial Osteopathy works on your whole body. Once one part relaxes, the whole does too.
This means you can be well in a truly natural way, by in the end the miracle of your body healing itself.
And here's the best bit... By fixing the root cause of your problems, frequently people find that related issues that are connected also show drastic improvement, so you get help with all sorts of issues you didn’t even realise were connected.