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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I looked into Cranial Osteopathy after suffering with sleeping problems after brain surgery but I also had problems with my neck and back from my time in the Army. I wasn’t sure what to expect having had things like physiotherapy before. On meeting Lorna she was very friendly and explained everything so well. I was amazed at how many problems she found with my neck and back. However after a number of sessions I began to really feel the benefits of the treatment. Thanks to Lorna my neck and back haven’t felt this good since I was in my early 20’s. As for my sleeping, it has only improved since treatment. The tension I had in my neck and skull which was causing blood flow problems and the knock on issue of not being able to sleep have all gone. I would highly recommend Lorna to anyone who may benefit from this type of treatment. I hope she remains local is I need more treatment for anything in the future. Many thanks Lorna.

10th June 2015