About Cranial Osteopathy
Cranial Osteopathy is a refined and subtle type of osteopathic treatment that uses very gentle manipulative pressure to encourage the release of stresses throughout the body, including the head. It is not as the name might suggest a form of scalp massage, but instead a series of supportive contacts that can undermine tension and contribute to a profound relaxation for the patient.
In some instances the gentle assistance afforded by cranial osteopathy is more appropriate than direct mechanical treatment and provides sufficient a “push” to overcome those obstacles that prevent patients from moving and functioning as they should, on the understanding that with some assistance the body can find its balance and return the patient towards good health.
Many patients come for cranial osteopathy alone, and others are introduced to the technique as a relaxing adjunct to the direct physical manipulation of conventional osteopathic techniques. As always treatment is tailored to the individual, and the osteopath will combine techniques to provide what they consider will be the most effective in each case.
- Mechanical Neck Pain
- Sciatica & Trapped Nerves
- Muscle Spasms
- General Acute & Chronic Backache & Pain
- Arthritic Pain & Stiffness
- Generalised Joint Pain & Stiffness
- Digestive Issues
- Stress & Tension
- Frozen Shoulder Sports Injuries
- Rheumatic Pain
- Tennis Elbow
- Shoulder, Elbow Pain
- Headaches from Neck & Back Issues