What is Cranial Osteopathy?
Cranial osteopathy is a refined and subtle type of osteopathic treatment that encourages the release of stresses and tensions throughout the body, including the head. It is 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.
Cranial Osteopathy can be used on anyone, however it has a reputation of helping to relieve pain and unsettledness in young children and expectant mothers. Whether your child is in distress after a traumatic and difficult birth, or experiencing pain as they grow, we realise that this can be as difficult for you to deal with as it is for your child.
Cranial Osteopathy is very gentle and effective, making this technique suitable for the care of babies and children. It may appear that the osteopath is doing nothing more than placing their hands on the patient, when in fact a variety of complex techniques are being used. Care of children at Surrey Osteopathic Clinic is deliberately relaxed. Our practitioners do not wear white coats and the treatment room is warm and inviting with lots of toys around. Click here for more information on cranial osteopathy for children
Cranial Osteopathy for Adults
Cranial Osteopathy is also very effective in treating a number of conditions in teenagers and adults. When dealing with more complex cases, often involving trauma, a more gentle approach is more appropriate. Due to this more gentle approach it is also suitable for women in their later stages of pregnancy, when other techniques may be too much for the mother. In any consultation, the osteopath will review the symptoms a patient is experiencing, including aches and pains, stresses or emotional issues. In treatment, the osteopath will explore and treat areas of dysfunction in the anatomy and physiology that may be linked to any of these areas. Patients often report improvements in many different symptoms after treatment. Sally is a very experienced cranial osteopath in Guildford, providing treatment for babies and pregnant women as well as for more delicate cases, such as head traumas and falls.