Osteopathy is an approach to healthcare that emphasises the role of the musculosketelal system in health and wellbeing. We take a holistic approach to pain management and injury and consider all potential contributory factors to the condition, including lifestyle, diet and general wellbeing, in order to create the best conditions to mobilise the healing process. Treatment focuses on the part(s) of the body which caused the symptom(s), and we deploy a number of techniques: from joint mobilisation and adjustment to soft tissue massage, all underpinned with advice on nutrition and tailored exercises in order to facilitate the recuperation of the part(s) of the body.
"Cranial osteopathy is a gentle and safe technique, using subtle pressure, to encourage release of stresses throughout the body."
What is Cranial Osteopathy?
Cranial Osteopathy is a specialist area of Osteopathy which focuses on the fine movements of the bones within the skull.
Our brains are immersed in a fluid which bathes, protects and nourishes the tissues within it and surrounding it. Using a very finely developed sense of touch, a practitioner will gently manipulate the cranial and facial bones in order to
encourage and improve the circulation of this fluid; resulting in decreased tension in the head and throughout the whole body. Although the name refers to the head specifically, Cranial Osteopathy treats the body as a whole and other osteopathic techniques may also be deployed.
Cranial Osteopathy is a gentle and safe technique which is highly effective in the treatment of a wide range of conditions including; birth, stress trauma,
pregnancy, whiplash syndrome, headache, migraine and chronic pain.