Cranial osteopathy / Craniosacral Therapy

Cranial osteopathy is a specialized technique used by osteopaths to address issues affecting the cranial bones and associated tissues, including the skull, face, and mouth. It is based on the idea that subtle movements in these structures can have a profound effect on the body's overall health and wellbeing.
During cranial osteopathy treatment, the osteopath uses gentle touch and manipulation of the cranial bones and soft tissues to identify and release areas of tension or restriction. This can help to improve blood flow, nerve function, and the movement of cerebrospinal fluid throughout the body.

Cranial osteopathy may be used to treat a wide range of conditions, including :

Headaches and migraines

Jaw pain and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) dysfunction

Sinusitis and other respiratory problems

Post-concussion syndrome

Insomnia and other sleep disorders

Anxiety and stress-related disorders

Digestive problems, such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

Back and neck pain

Menstrual pain and irregularities

Cranial osteopathy is a gentle and non-invasive technique, making it suitable for people of all ages, from infants to the elderly. It is often used in combination with other osteopathic techniques, such as myofascial release and visceral manipulation, to provide a comprehensive approach to healthcare.
As with all medical treatments, it is important to discuss the use of cranial osteopathy with your primary care physician before seeking treatment. Your osteopath will work closely with your doctor to ensure that you receive safe and effective care.
Craniosacral therapy (CST) is a gentle hands-on treatment that may provide relief from a variety of symptoms including headaches, neck pain and side effects of cancer treatment among many others.

CST uses a light touch to examine membranes and movement of fluids in and around the central nervous system. Relieving tension in the central nervous system promotes a feeling of well-being by eliminating pain and boosting health and immunity.

The focus of CST is a gentle placement of hands to assist release of the body’s connective tissue, or “fascia.” Fascia (Latin word for “band”) is a covering found throughout the body including organs, glands, nerves, muscles, blood vessels, brain and spinal cord. This covering forms a body-wide connective network. CST is based on the idea that the body is interrelated at all levels.

CST is thought to improve efficiency of biological processes through boosting inherent self-regulation, self-correction and self-healing. The therapy can be used successfully with children and adults.