There are many conditions which may respond well to cranial osteopathy such as neck pain, sleeping problems, neck / fascia related headaches, minor sports injuries, fibromyalgia and some digestive problems. Cranial Osteopathy is particularly suitable for babies and small children. In part we think is due to their youthful energy which appears to speed their response to gentle but direct Cranial Treatment . To help with new born baby worries we treat babies up to two weeks old for free.
Cranial osteopathy at the Welwyn and Hatfield Practice, has its roots in classical osteopathy in that treatment helps to address imbalanes in our bodily systems. Cranial Osteopathy looks at the relationship between the body’s “structure” and how it is functioning at any point in time. Your Cranial Osteopath will employ effective techniques and use gentle hand and finger tip contact to treat you . Your Cranial Osteopath will palpate disturbances in the fascia (the glue that holds us all together), bones and soft tissues .They will feel for distortions and restrictions in the way your body works and apply specific teqnique to help re-address balance to your body.
Cranial Osteopathy works with the body’s spinal, lymphatic and fluid pathways, to aid your bodies self healing mechanisms and to help to remove blockages and help your energy to flow. Our bodies internal tissues move in a rhythmic and cyclical way, most of these processes are automatic or to put scientifically, your autonomic nervous system. This rhythem is subtle but can be palpated, perceived and felt, almost like the way a Dr can feel your ‘pulse ‘ on your arm. Our Osteopaths are trained at the highest levels and over the years, they use their trained sense of palpation both diagnose and treat the more subtle aspects of our bodies functioning.
Cranial Osteopathy is particularly suitable for babies and small children. Cranial is wonderful for the treatment of children as well as adults of all ages. Patients are often impressed in the way light touch has such a profound effect on our bodily systems and our aches and pains.
Cranial Osteopaths can be effective in the treatment of chronic health conditions and problems that just don’t respond to typical medication or your Physiotherapist. Crainial is focused on improving your general circulation and reducing tissue tension. Health is really about allowing the body to work at its optimum. Babies and young children often respond well to Cranial Osteopath. Cranial Treatment may help them resolve many discomforts and distortions from infancy or from their birth. Exectant Mothers (or post partum) will often find Cranial very effective during the difficult times where bodies are in a state of flux and under hormonal influences and fast moving physical re-adjustment (compensation).
Osteopaths using the Cranial Technique are in essence Traditional Osteopaths with degree level training and years of experience. Osteopaths have a strong foundation in anatomy and physiology and complex understanding of the body.
The Osteopathic “cranial” technique is a specialized field. Most Osteopaths train at a postgraduate level. They have the same highly trained medical skills in differential diagnosis and clinical testing.