Charlotte Hunt Osteopaths offers cranial osteopathy as one of many techniques applied during a treatment. It is safe, gentle and non-manipulative and suitable for the whole family.
Often commonly associated as a helpful treatment for ‘unsettled’ babies/children or those who have had a difficult birth. In addition, it can also be effective for patients who have acute symptoms or underlying conditions. Here more structural techniques are not appropriate. It can have a wonderful balancing and restorative effect on the body.
Called ‘Cranial Osteopathy’ – the treatment approach involves not only the cranium (or skull) but the whole body. All body tissues have a ‘natural cranial rhythm’.
Furthermore, our Osteopaths at Charlotte Hunt Osteopaths have many years of training to sense it. Their refined sense of touch through their hands can detect the cranial rhythm. They apply their hands to the head, spine and tailbone primarily but other parts of the body too. They can detect any accumulations of tensions, strains and restricted movement affecting this rhythm. Their specific hand contact can help influence the body’s own healing ability. This releases these stresses in the tissues which enhances the body’s natural rhythm. It also helps restore health to the overall body. Many patients find this part of the treatment very relaxing and often fall asleep!
If you would prefer to find out more about the benefits of cranial osteopathy, please contact us.