Cranial Osteopathy or functional osteopathy works on the same principal as structural osteopathy (‘clicking’) but is a more peaceful treatment applicable to the whole body. It uses extremely gentle and calming techniques to release and rebalance the connective tissue of the body whatever age, young or old. It releases restrictions and tensions, enabling a return to a more healthy and balanced state. It is particularly suited, given its gentleness, to releasing restrictions in infants and babies that might have been caused by the birthing process and be causing discomfort in the babies’ early months. It can also be useful in treating pain caused by the natural pelvic and lower back adjustments experienced in pregnancy, as well as headaches and tension in the neck and other musculo-skeletal areas.
It is especially useful and safe for frail and elderly people.