Cranial Osteopathy


Cranial Osteopathy is a subtle form of osteopathic diagnosis and therapy that uses very gentle manipulative pressure at various points throughout the body.

For infants and young children it may help with the effects of birth trauma.

A preliminary assessment of the impact of cranial osteopathy by Clive Hayden MSCC, MSc (Ost) D.O. describes how, during a study on cranial osteopathy, some parents perceived the following changes in their baby’s behaviour:

  • Reduced crying
  • Improved sleep patterns
  • Less unsettled irritable behaviours
  • Increased quiet happy spells

In adults it may be an appropriate therapy for back pain, neck pain, headaches, certain digestive problems and stress.
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What to expect


The Osteopath feels for subtle rhythms that occur in body tissue, referred to as the ‘cranial rhythm’.

By focussing on the head (cranium) and tailbone (sacrum) the osteopath can detect accumulated stress in the body.

These are thought to occur due to dysfunction of previously stated body functions or physical & emotional trauma.

Cranial Osteopathy may help:

Babies & Children
Behavioural problems
Disturbed Sleep
Feeding difficulties
Adults
Back and neck pain
Digestive difficulties
Headaches

Practitioner profiles & prices:

Andrew Oliver

Andrew Oliver

Carol Williams

Carol Williams

Donald Kean

Donald Kean

Helen Clarke

Helen Clarke

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