Cranial osteopathy is a gentle and non-invasive form of osteopathy that can be used to help with a wide range of conditions. If you are considering receiving cranial osteopathy, it is important to understand what to expect during your session. In this page, we will explore the basics of cranial osteopathy, what to expect during a session, and what conditions it can be used to address.
What is cranial osteopathy?
Cranial osteopathy is a form of manual therapy that is focused on the skull and other bones of the head, including the face and jaw. Cranial osteopathy is appropriate for people of all ages, including infants and the elderly. It is based on the principle that the bones of the head are able to move subtly and rhythmically. These movements can be used help with a range of conditions.
What to expect during a cranial osteopathy treatment at The London Road Clinic
During a cranial osteopathy session, the practitioner will begin by taking a detailed medical history and conducting a physical examination. We will then use gentle techniques, such as massage and joint manipulation, to address any areas of tension or discomfort. We will also use skilled palpation to feel for subtle movements in the bones of the head and other areas of the body. These movements can provide clues about areas of tension or dysfunction.
During the session, you will lie comfortably on a treatment table while we work on you. The session is typically very relaxing and non-invasive, and most people tolerate it well.
Cranial osteopathy can be used to address a wide range of conditions, including:
Headaches: Cranial osteopathy can be used to address tension headaches and migraines.
Sinus problems: Cranial osteopathy can be used to improve drainage and relieve congestion in the sinuses.
Back pain: Cranial osteopathy can be used to address back pain by addressing tension in the muscles and ligaments of the back.
Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) dysfunction: Cranial osteopathy can be used to address tension and dysfunction in the jaw muscles and joints.
Digestive problems: Cranial osteopathy can be used to address digestive problems by improving the function of the digestive system.
In summary, cranial osteopathy is a gentle and non-invasive form of therapy that can be used to address a wide range of conditions. If you are considering cranial osteopathy as a treatment option for you, give us a ring today or book online using the link below.