Cranial osteopathy can be used to relieve both muscular and ligament pain, whilst also allowing any fluid tension within bony tissue to release thus helping to alleviate and prevent a variety of imbalances that may contribute to for example:
- Types of headaches and migraines
- Spinal pain
- Digestive conditions
- Joint pain etc.
Although the name implies only the head is treated, any part of the body can be treated "cranially".
Cranial osteopathy is growing in popularity. Cranial Osteopaths are trained to feel a very subtle, rhythmical shape change that presents in all body tissues. This is called the involuntary motion.
Cranial osteopathy embraces all of the different osteopathic specialities e.g.
- Paediatrics (babies/children)
- Geriatrics (older people)
Releasing patterns of strain and stresses
The body may be able to absorb and adapt to the effects of trauma, an accident and stress over time, however, sometimes a lasting strain can remain. If the body starts to find it more difficult to adapt and deal well to further contributory factors, then symptoms may occur.
The Cranial Osteopath uses very gentle and subtle techniques to gradually release the patterns of strain and stresses that have accumulated. The aim is to relieve the current symptoms together with helping improve the health and vitality of the underlying tissues. "This treatment is extremely gentle and relaxing."
Cranial Osteopaths often see babies
We are happy to see babies for cranial osteopathy at Ian Griffiths Clinics and have many years of experience. Babies may present with:
- Irritability and being unsettled
- The baby prefers to be carried
- Has to be rocked to sleep
- Windy and sickness
- Feeding difficulties
- Sleep disturbances
- Wakes easily and only sleeps for short periods
We also suggest that you speak to your Health Visitor, G.P. and other parents who may have consulted a Cranial Osteopath.Is osteopathy effective? Llanelli Osteopath Clinic Bridgend Osteopath Clinic Book an appointment