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.