Cranial Osteopathy is a specialist branch of osteopathy. Christian has undergone intensive post-graduate training in its use and has many years’ experience providing this treatment. It is a refined and subtle approach that encourages the release of stresses and tensions throughout the body, including the head. It is gentle yet extremely effective and may be used in a wide range of conditions for people of all ages, from birth to old age.
Cranial osteopaths are trained to feel a very subtle, rhythmical movement that is present in all body tissues. This is called involuntary motion or the cranial rhythm. The movement is of very small amplitude; therefore it takes practitioners with a very finely developed sense of touch to feel it. Tension in the body disrupts the cranial rhythm. Practitioners compare the patient’s rhythm to what they consider ideal. This shows them what stresses and strains the body is under, and what tensions it may be carrying as a result of its past history.
It also gives them an insight into the overall condition of the body, for example if it is healthy, or stressed and tired. Cranial osteopathic treatment is then able to relieve the tension from the body tissues and support an improvement in the cranial rhythm. Patients often experience cranial osteopathy as a powerful positive influence on their health.