What is Cranial Osteopathy?

Cranial Osteopathy is a particular kind of osteopathy that uses light touch to detect and modify subtle body movement and energy patterns. These patterns, rhythms or movements are basic to living tissue and can become altered during illness and accidents. ‘Energy patterns’ may seem like an odd phrase. But all life is in essence, energy and its movement. Modern physics has shown us that. Changes in energy patterns show themselves up in the body as areas where there is more or less vitality, movement, fluid-flow, warmth or feeling.

A well-trained Osteopath will feel these imbalances and help the body resolve them, restoring good health to the whole body. Although very subtle, it is a very powerful form of treatment.

It’s called ‘Cranial’ Osteopathy because the movement patterns are most clearly felt in the head. But they can be felt over the whole body.cranial-osteopathy

What are the effects?

The overall effects of a Cranial treatment, like any other good Osteopathic treatment, are to release areas of restriction, improve movement and blood flow, and settle nerve function. It corrects imbalances in the body as a whole, leaving you feeling more comfortable and better in your self. This encourages the natural process of self-healing.

What will I feel?

You may not feel a great deal during your treatment. But many people experience deep relaxation and a soft, fluid-like motion that is pleasant and restorative. The sensation is gentle and yet the effects can be very powerful.