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A gentle treatment to detect and release tension in the body.
Cranial osteopathy is a subtle hands-on treatment that encourages the release of stresses and tensions throughout the body. Cranial osteopaths are trained to feel subtle changes in the body's 'cranial rhythm', caused by tension. It's a gentle yet extremely effective approach and may be used in a wide range of conditions for people of all ages, from birth to old age.
While it can be highly effective at relieving symptoms cranial osteopathy aims to treat the whole person not just the condition, so a very wide range of situations may benefit from treatment. These may include back and neck pain; joint pain and sports injuries; headaches, migraines and sinus problems; stress; recurrent infection; period pain; digestive difficulties; and treatment may also benefit general health and well-being. In babies and children many problems such as crying, colic, sleeping and feeding difficulties may be helped.
Your osteopath will ask in detail about various aspects of your symptoms and general health. They may require you to remove your outer clothing so they can examine and assess your body movements as you stand and move. The hands on techniques are gentle and relaxing, though most people experience some soreness after treatment, similar to that felt after exercise.