Cranial Osteopathy

What is Cranial Osteopathy?

‘Cranial Osteopathy’ was developed by Dr Sutherland who discovered that the 26 bones making up the skull were intricately jointed in such a way as to permit very slight motion. He understood that this was in order to permit a rhythmical and very slight expansion/contraction of the brain inside which is quite independent of the movements of breathing and heart beat. Cranial osteopaths are trained to feel a very subtle, rhythmical shape change that is present in all body tissues. This is called Involuntary Motion or the Cranial Rhythm.  In ‘Cranial Osteopathy’ Dr Baradhi includes the head in the search to understand the whole body.

What happens during treatment?

The patient may be unaware that anything is happening at all, apart from the contact of the Osteopath’s hands, There may be sensations of pressure either under the osteopath’s hands or elsewhere, or a sensation of localized warmth as a release and relaxation is achieved in the tissues. It is common to feel a degree of light-headedness for a few minutes after a treatment.

How can Cranial Osteopathy help?

This type of treatment is suitable for everyone from newborn babies to the very elderly, being extremely gentle.

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