--- Cranial Osteopathy ---
Cranial Osteopathy was discovered by a student of Osteopathy, William Garner Sutherland in the late 1890's. It works with the primal respiratory mechanism (PRM). Cranial Osteopathy involves detecting restrictions to the PRM, and restoring the rhythm with a gentle technique where the Osteopath holds the head of the patient in the hands, and facilitates the body's natural tendency towards self-correction with gentle rhythmic movements. It is particularly benefcial for babies.
Cranial Osteopathy works well in conjunction with all other forms of healing, and facilitates the body's natural healing mechanism. The way it works is complex, and essentially involves very subtle movements to the bones of the head and spine to improve movement and fluid flow. What is important is the outcome of this - a cranial treatment can be very effective at reducing migraine symptoms, improving mobility at a sore joint, helping with Neuralgia or Sinusitis, helping during head injury recovery and much, much more.
Cranial osteopathic treatment is very gentle and relaxing. During the treatment some people are aware of different sensations, such as mild tension, aching or sensitivity that gradually disappear, or of feelings of warmth and relaxation. Other people are unaware of anything happening at all during the treatment but are aware that they feel very different when they get up afterwards. Most people become deeply relaxed during treatment and it is not uncommon for people to fall asleep