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Cranial Osteopathy

Cranial osteopathy is a gentle, non-invasive hands-on approach that releases tensions deep in the body to relieve pain and dysfunction and improve health and performance. It is a refined and subtle series of techniques that focus primarily on the head, spinal column and sacral bone of the pelvis and their interrelationships - facilitating release of stresses and tensions from these areas.

The craniosacral system is made up of the meningeal membranes, the bones of the skull, face and mouth, the spinal column extending down to the sacrum and the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) that surrounds and protects the brain and spinal cord. The fluid moving around the system produces a rhythm (similar to that of the heart and the breath) that the osteopath tunes in to.

It is a gentle yet extremely effective approach.

Cranial osteopathy has the potential to help a wide range of conditions.

It can help you to –

  • Relax your nervous system, which in turn relaxes your body and helps it heal more effectively
  • Have less pain, discomfort and dysfunction
  • Feel freer in your body
  • Restore balance to your system
  • Listen to and understand messages that different parts of your body are sending you
  • Release long standing feelings such as sadness, fear, guilt and anxiety.

At the still point of the turning world
Neither flesh nor fleshless
Neither from nor towards
At the still point there the dance is.
T S Eliot

In osteopathy, the still point represents a moment of balance, stillness and calm. The moment where changes can take place.