A Cranial Osteopath is the name given to an Osteopath who works at the more gentle end of the spectrum. They are trained to feel a very subtle, rhythmical shape change that is present in all the body tissues, which is called the involuntary motion.
Cranial osteopathy uses techniques that can be applied to the connective tissues of the whole body as well as the head. They are very gentle and non-invasive, which makes this a particularly safe, comfortable and enjoyable experience. Our clients often express surprise at how so little can achieve so much.
Cranial osteopathy, also known as craniosacral osteopathy, works on the theory that physical tensions and imbalances affect the flow of the rhythmic movements of our bodies, know as the cranial rhythm. We are trained to use observe, palpate and release restrictions, which makes these techniques especially adept at helping all kinds of problems, both acute and long-standing.
The Centre’s Osteopaths are all also members of the British Osteopathic Association.