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A hands-on treatment to help correct imbalances in the body.
Osteopathy is a system of diagnosis and treatment that corrects imbalances in certain structures of the body. Osteopaths are trained to ‘feel’ disruptions in the muscles, bones and ligaments. They then use a variety of techniques, including manipulation, massage and stretching, to help restore balance and encourage the healing process.
Cranial osteopathy is a gentle, refined and subtle type of osteopathic treatment that benefits a wide range of conditions and ages, from the newborn to the elderly.
Cranial osteopaths are trained to feel a very subtle, rhythmical shape change that is present in all body tissue, this is called the cranial rhythm.
Osteopathy is widely recognised as a treatment for: aches and pains; arthritic, back, joint and rheumatic pain; backache; muscle spasms; circulatory and digestive problems; cramp; lumbago; fibromyalgia; neuralgia; inability to relax and minor sports injuries. Seeing a qualified practitioner gives you the opportunity to discuss your condition with a professional with years of training and experience.
Your osteopath will begin with a detailed consultation, and will be interested to see any relevant X-rays or blood test results. They will ask you to perform some simple movements and feel for any points of weakness or excessive strain in the body, before using the most suitable massage, rhythmic joint movement, stretching and gentle release techniques to address these. The treatment will also include advice on posture and exercise.