Cranial osteopathy is a refined and subtle type of osteopathic treatment that encourages the release of stresses and tensions throughout the body, including the head.
It is a gentle 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 movement called the cranial rhythm. Tension in the body can disrupt this rhythm. Treatment involves gently correcting these imbalances.
Cranial Osteopathy for babies
The small amounts of movement that exist in the infant skull permit the baby’s head to adapt to the forces of labour. However, when birth is complicated by being unduly fast, or when other complications occur such as the need for forceps delivery, the head may not fully recover from the distortion.
Cranial osteopathy is used to treat babies. In our experience, midwives commonly recommend cranial osteopathy for the treatment of newborns.