Cranial osteopathy

Cranial osteopathy is a refined and subtle type of osteopathic diagnosis and treatment that encourages the release of stresses and tensions throughout the body, including the head. It is a gentle yet extremely effective approach and can be used to treat a wide range of conditions and people of all ages, from birth to old age. Osteopaths may have different specialties including sports injuries, paediatrics, and visceral osteopathy (treating the internal organs). Cranial osteopathy embraces all of these.

Involuntary Motion

Cranial osteopaths are trained to feel a very subtle shape change that is present in all body tissues. Osteopaths call this shape change Involuntary Motion because it is happening by itself. The movement is of very small amplitude, therefore it takes practitioners with a very finely developed sense of touch to feel it. Tension in the body can disrupt the rhythmical motion expressed in the body tissues. Osteopaths assess what the shape change rhythm of the patient’s body is like, compared to what they consider ideal. This shows us what stresses and strains your body is under at present, and what tensions it may be carrying as a result of past injury. It also gives us an insight into the overall condition of your body, for example if it is healthy, or stressed and tired.

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Lorna has been treating me for upper back, shoulder and neck pain from an injury two years ago. After only a few sessions with Lorna I noticed a huge difference in the levels of pain and mobility in my upper back.  She always has great recommendations for stretches and exercises to help and she clearly cares about what she is doing.  She is a warm, caring and considerate practitioner, and I have a lot of trust in her.  I am very grateful for all she has done for me and would highly recommend her.

21st June 2015