Cranial osteopathy is a gentle, safe and effective approach to treatment of a wide range of problems in the whole body. It is widely known for the treatment of babies but, is equally effective for children, adults and the elderly.
Osteopathic techniques are extremely powerful in the treatment of babies and children. Young people respond more quickly than adults and the benefit of a few treatments can be game changing. Most of the time, the baby is born perfect and there is no need for osteopathic care. But if something did go wrong, gentle yet powerful osteopathic techniques allow the little body to overcome its malfunction or shock.
Cranial osteopathy is a form of osteopathic treatment offered only by osteopaths. Cranial osteopathy is not different to osteopathy, it is the name given to a subtle and refined approach to osteopathy that follows all the principles of osteopathy, and it is used throughout the body not just in the head. The name cranial osteopathy simply refers to the fact that it includes the structures inside the head.
Most patients seek cranial osteopathy when they are seeking a gentle form of treatment. Cranial osteopaths do treat the more common problems that people present with, such as back or neck pain, but they also treat more babies and children and those presenting with headaches or problems that started in childhood or teenage years.
In any consultation, the osteopath will review symptoms a patient is experiencing, including aches and pains, stresses or emotional issues. In the cases of babies and young children, it is with the Mum or Dad that the cranial osteopath discusses the issues.
What does cranial treatment feel like?
Cranial osteopathic treatment is very gentle and relaxing. During the treatment some people are aware of different sensations, such as mild tension, aching or sensitivity that gradually disappear, or of feelings of warmth and relaxation. Other people are unaware of anything happening at all during the treatment but are aware that they feel different when they get up afterwards. Most people become deeply relaxed during treatment.
Adults First consultation & treatment – 60 mins £50
Follow up visits – 40 minutes £45 or 60 mins £60
Children First consultation & treatment – 40 mins £50
Follow up visits – 40 minutes £42
Practitioner: Janie Reynolds
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