Cranial Osteopathy

Cranial Osteopathy 

What is cranial osteopathy?

Cranial osteopathy is the name given to a subtle and refined approach within osteopathic practice, which is used throughout the whole body, not just the head. (‘Cranial’ simply refers to the fact that it also addresses the skull and it’s contents)
It is widely known for the treatment of babies but it is equally effective for children, adults and the elderly.

a baby sleeping
Osteopaths skilled in cranial osteopathy use a highly developed sense of touch to feel subtle changes of tension and tissue quality in the living anatomy of the body, in order to diagnose areas of strain or dysfunction.
The osteopath works by offering gentle and specific support where needed in order to bring the tissues into a state of balance and release, helping to reduce pain and dysfunction, reducing the chance of symptoms returning in the future.
Cranial osteopathy is very gentle and during treatment patients may be aware of different sensations, such as mild tension, aching or sensitivity that gradually disappears, or feelings of warmth and relaxation. Other patients are unaware of anything happening at all during the treatment but are aware that they feel very different when they get up afterwards. 

Ranza Barr and Caroline Clifford-Smith are our resident cranial osteopaths and are available at the practice on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

Ranza
Caroline
For more information on cranial osteopathy at Wakefield Osteopaths

Call 01924 369077
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