Cranial Osteopathy provided at our Wapping clinic in the Heart of Wapping.
How does cranial osteopathy differ from osteopathy?
Cranial osteopathy developed from traditional osteopathy and, as the name suggests, has a greater focus on the head (or cranium). But cranial osteopathy is not limited to the head, which sometimes causes confusion. A cranial osteopath will provide treatment to the whole body, much like a traditional osteopath, but there are major differences in the approach.
Although traditional osteopathic treatment is relaxing in practice, cranial osteopathy is a more delicate motion therapy. Cranial osteopaths use a cultivated reflexology not only to practically remedy the body, but to provide a natural, therapeutic, form of stress relief.
How does cranial osteopathy work?
A cranial osteopath works to identify the parts of the body that could be responsible for aches, pains, and general stress accumulation. These stresses and pains are often the result of physical trauma (such as a sporting injury), but they can also be caused by emotional troubles, and even the natural properties of the body.
Cranial osteopaths, much like traditional osteopaths, seek to treat these problems through the manipulation and massage of the body: the skeleton, muscles, connective tissues, and ligaments. For example, there are twenty-two bones in the skull. These bones can move slightly out of place over time, as a consequence of an entirely normal process called “involuntary motion”. This can disrupt the fluidity that connects the body together.
Cranial osteopaths are trained to search for and alleviate these disruptions in the body, offering a release through the gentle touch and manipulation of the body at the source. Often, with a gentle massaging over one particular part of the body, a cranial osteopath can determine whether a person is healthy or not.
Is cranial osteopathy the right treatment for me?
Because of its delicate, relaxing, and effective nature, cranial osteopathy is often the treatment of choice for babies or young children. It is very common for young children to see a cranial osteopath, especially if they are having trouble sleeping.
But cranial osteopathy remains popular with people of all ages. It has been shown to lessen the effects of, and even prevent, some chronic or developing conditions, such as:
- Aches and pains, such as back pain (from misalignment in the bone structure)
- Digestive issues
Our practitioners will identify problem areas in the body, support the re-balancing of points of tension, and help restore a person to good health and wellness.
Bodytonic clinic provide expert, free consultations with potential customers in order to determine the best course of treatment. If you feel cranial osteopathy is right for you and would like to make an appointment with one of our osteopaths please contact us here.
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