Cranial Osteopathy is available at £5o/session.
Low Cost Cranial Osteopathy is available at £35/session for BeWell members.
Many people are in desperate need of their Osteopathy appointment so please be considerate, and let us know with plenty of time if you no longer need your appointment, so we can offer the space to someone else.
Cranial osteopathy is a refined and subtle type of osteopathic treatment that encourages the release of stresses and tensions throughout the body, including the head.
It is a gentle yet extremely effective approach and may be used in a wide range of conditions for people of all ages, from birth to old age.
Cranial osteopaths are trained to feel for small changes and rhythms within the cranium, the spinal column and the sacrum. To do this we place our hands on key points of the body to feel where these stresses, tensions and torsions may exist.
These are released by gentle pressure, or by holding the head, spine or sacrum in a specific comfortable position.
Why do parents choose to bring their babies and children to see cranial osteopaths?
Cranial Osteopathy is a very gentle form of osteopathy, and is therefore very safe and effective for people of all ages, but particularly for babies and children.
Parents have reported excellent results when their children are brought in for a treatment.
It is particularly effective for babies and children who are having sleepless nights, colic, behavioural difficulties or feeding difficulties.
How could cranial osteopathy help a baby, child or adult to sleep better?
One explanation focuses on the pineal and pituitary glands. These glands secrete hormones, including melatonin, that help regulate sleep. The pituitary gland lies near the centre of the brain and sits on a cranial bone, called the sphenoid.
Cranial osteopaths believe that if there are stresses, tensions or torsions within the cranium, it can effect the functioning of these glands. We work to restore balance and normal movement of and in the cranium, believing that this will assist the normal functioning of these sleep-regulating glands.