Cranial Osteopathy at Westwood Health & Clapham Osteopathic Practice
We’ve been proudly helping the people of West Norwood and Clapham overcome their pain in a non-invasive, gentle way with cranial osteopathy.
Cranial osteopathy is perfect for children and babies due to it’s gentle approach.
In cranial osteopathy, your osteopath uses gentle touch and movement to release tensions and restrictions in and around the head and body, with the goal of promoting the body’s natural healing processes.
What is cranial osteopathy?
Cranial osteopathy is a form of manual therapy that focuses on the head and body and its contents, including the brain, spinal cord, and cerebrospinal fluid.
It is based on the principles of osteopathy, but is different in that it focuses on gentle movement of the head and body.
How can cranial osteopathy help?
Cranial osteopathy is often used in the treatment of children and babies, as it is a gentle and non-invasive form of therapy that may help to address a variety of health concerns.
If at all you’re unsure if cranial osteopathy is right for you or your family, give us a call.
What can I expect?
During a cranial osteopathy session for a child or baby, our osteopaths will use gentle touch and manipulation to assess the child’s cranial system and identify any areas of tension or restriction.
They will then use gentle techniques to release these tensions and restore normal function to the cranial system.
The session may also include techniques to address other areas of the body, such as the spine and joints.
Cranial osteopathy sessions for adults, run closer to an regular osteopathy session, which you can read about on our Osteopathy page.