Cranial osteopathy is a refined, subtle technique which uses a very light touch. This is usually applied around the skull or at the sacrum at the base of the spine.
It is particularly suitable from babies and children – birth is a very traumatic experience involving compression of the soft boned head as it is pushed and squeezed into the outside world.
The skull is not a fused single bone but a structure made up of some 20 bones which meet at sutures and are surrounded by membranes, nerves and blood vessels. It is very much a living, breathing structure and there is a very small but rhythmic movement around all the junctions.
Osteopaths assess the system and identify if any areas are compressed or congested, which could compromise the normal rhythmic motion. Treatment is extremely gentle and is aimed at balancing the movement and reducing the stresses throughout the system so promoting natural drainage and better overall health.
Please see below the testimonial of a patient treated with Cranial Osteopathy.
“Having suffered from frequent migraines for many years and had no effective preventative solution via my GP, I decided to seek the help of a cranial osteopath.
After my first visit to Jane at the Whitley Bay Osteopathic Centre I felt an immediate change for the better. The treatment had managed to have a positive effect that I could actually feel had helped. The relief I felt was quite remarkable. I have continued with a short course of treatment and have gone for a long period without a migraine. I thoroughly recommend anyone in a similar position to give Jane a visit.