As the name suggests, Cranial Osteopathy is treatment focused to the head and neck. This is a form of treatment we use a lot for newborn babies, who need a particularly gentle approach. Babies are very responsive to treatment, and we can achieve a change with even short treatments.
A cranial treatment for an adult or baby will involve the patient laying down while the practitioner holds their head gently. Subtle pressures and movements are applied to encourage the body to release areas of tension. The practitioner feels for the body’s response, allowing treatment to be synergistic.
Some parents report babies sleeping better or generally seeming more settled after cranial osteopathy. Adults may feel tired after a treatment, but this is typically a short term side effect.