Cranial osteopathy is a gentle form of osteopathy that involves subtle stretching and manipulation of the soft tissues, muscles, ligaments, fascia and joints to relieve areas of increased tension within the body.
Although called ‘cranial’ osteopathy (‘cranial’ means ‘relating to the skull’), this form of therapy can relieve pressures in all areas of the body. Your osteopath will most likely work on the area that is directly causing your symptoms.
Cranial osteopathy can be very effective with conditions where the body seems to ‘hold on’ to trauma. The treatment can help the body to unwind, allowing injuries and strains to soften and relax.
This style of osteopathy is ideal for patients of all ages who would prefer not to be treated with the ‘clicking’ of traditional osteopathy.
If you feel that cranial osteopathy may be appropriate in your case please discuss it with your osteopath.