--- So what exactly is 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). This movement is present throughout the body during our lifetime, and we have no control over it.
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.
The mechanism is characterised by the light movement of the bones of the skull and the sacrum, the membrane system and the central nervous system, with the flow of the cerebro-spinal fluid.
Cranial Osteopathy works well in conjunction with all other forms of healing, and facilitates the body's natural healing mechanism. Some of the most common conditions that are helped by Cranial Osteopathy include: Bowel or bladder problems where the organ is not functioning properly; Ear inflammations that are not infectious; Congested or red eyes; TMJ (clicking or painful jaw); Migraines, Neuralgia and Sinusitis.
The benefits are well documented and the modality has come a long way since its discovery well over a hundred years ago. It is a passive, non-invasive and relaxing treatment of great benefit to newborn babies and young children and to pregnant women. It provides relief immediately after surgery