Cranial osteopathy is an extension of osteopathy whereby the bodies natural rhythmic movements are palpated in all the layers of tissues in the body and head. This enables insight into the overall condition of the body. Techniques are a refined and subtle type of hands on osteopathic treatment that encourages the release of stresses and tensions throughout the body, including the head. It is a gentle yet extremely effective approach and may be used in a wide range of conditions for people of all ages, from birth to old age.(Adapted from the Sutherland society, more information is available at www.cranial.co.uk, or call us to discuss your queries.)
Your osteopath is also traditionally trained and will conduct a consultation and examination to determine a diagnosis. Cranial osteopathic techniques may be used in conjunction with or separately from standard osteopathic techniques.