Cranial Osteopathy

Cranial Osteopathy is a specialist branch of osteopathy and the osteopaths at this practice have undergone intensive post-graduate training in its use. It is a refined and subtle 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. Cranial osteopaths are trained to feel a very subtle, rhythmical shape change that is present in all body tissues. This is called Involuntary Motion or the Cranial Rhythm.

The movement is of very small amplitude, therefore it takes practitioners with a very finely developed sense of touch to feel it. Tension in the body disrupts the cranial rhythm. Cranial Osteopathy is a specialist branch of osteopathyPractitioners compare what your rhythm is doing to what they consider ideal. This shows them what stresses and strains your body is under at present, and what tensions it may be carrying as a result of its past history.

It also gives them an insight into the overall condition of your body, for example if it is healthy, or stressed and tired. Cranial osteopathic treatment is then able to relieve the tension from the body tissues and support an improvement in the cranial rhythm.


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