Cranial Osteopathy

What is Cranial Osteopathy and what is it good for?

Cranial osteopathy is a refined and subtle type of osteopathic treatment, using very gentle manipulative pressure to encourage the release of stresses throughout the entire body, including the head.

It is used to treat a wide range of conditions in people of all ages, through from birth to old age.

Cranial osteopaths are trained to feel a very subtle, rhythmical pattern of motion which is present in all body tissues, called involuntary motion. During a Cranial treatment, patients may feel sensations of pressure or warmth, either surrounding the osteopath’s hands or elsewhere in the body. Most feel their bodies’ tensions being drawn outwards, and they become deeply relaxed.

Impact to the head can affect normal functioning, leading to a variety of problems throughout the rest of the body as well as the head.

Most of us have been exposed to physical trauma at some point in our lives, and although our bodies may, over time, absorb the effects of an accident a lasting strain often remains. Illness, emotional trauma and emotional stresses can also leave a lasting effect. The body may gradually find it increasingly difficult to cope with accumulated stresses, and this is often when symptoms begin to show.

The patients who request Cranial treatment at West Perth Osteopathic may suffer from any of the following symptoms, issues and complaints:

  • Unsettled babies;
  • Birth trauma;
  • Stress disorders;
  • Depression;
  • Insomnia;
  • Poor energy levels;
  • General musculoskeletal complaints requiring greater attention to detail; and,
  • Conditions that are easily aggravated.

Osteopaths are skilled in palpating old trauma, often feeling the effects of even those long forgotten accidents. Whilst Cranial osteopathy is the most subtle of Osteopathic techniques, the experiences of our osteopaths and patients alike find that it can be most effective.

All of our practitioners are experienced in Cranial Osteopathy; why not have a chat to your osteopath about how Cranial techniques could benefit you at your next appointment?