Cranial Osteopathy can treat a wide range of conditions and can be applied to any area of pain and dysfunction in the body.
Cranial Osteopathy Myths...
Cranial Osteopathy is different to Osteopathy.
The two are actually not different. Cranial Osteopathy is the name given to a subtle and refined approach to Osteopathy that follows all the principles of Osteopathy.
Cranial Osteopathy is only used in the head.
Common misconception but Cranial Osteopathy is actually used throughout the body. The name “Cranial Osteopathy” simply refers to the fact that it includes the structures inside the head.
Cranial Osteopathy is painful
Cranial techniques are safe, gentle and non-manipulative. Due to its gentle application it is often used when treating people of all ages including new-borns and the elderly and can be practiced on people with a wide range of conditions.
Cranial Osteopathy focuses on one area
In any Osteopathic treatment, the whole body is involved and, improvements are often noted in many different areas. For example, it is not uncommon for digestive problems to be resolved when the spine or pelvis are being treated because of back pain.
The Osteopath doesn’t actually do anything.
It may appear this way but the Osteopath is actually using their skill and expertise to detect and interpret a subtle recurring rhythm that exists in all body tissues. This ‘Cranial Rhythm’ is involuntary – like a pulse, and is present because of the movement of the cerebrospinal fluid surrounding the spinal cord, and the pull of the soft tissue connections to the cranial bones. Disruption in this natural cranial rhythm can be detected by Osteopaths who are highly trained and can diagnose stresses and tensions within the body.
It will take at least 6 sessions to notice any difference.
Every individual patient’s condition is different, so there is no set timescale in place for treatment duration. Each patient will undergo an initial consultation too determine background and this will be followed by a treatment plan, which will be adapted depending on how the patient responds.
As with any treatment provided at our clinic, it is important that you ask as many questions as possible before, during and after your treatment to ensure you are comfortable with the information provided.