WHAT IS CRANIO-SACRAL OSTEOPATHY?
This is a form of osteopathy where the principles are the same however, the approach is quite different. It is a very gentle non-intrusive treatment where cranio-sacral osteopaths listen with their hands very closely to imbalances within the tissue structure and with the gentlest of touch effect change. It works well not only with babies and children but also adults, the pregnant and the old.
It can effectively address aches, pains, stresses and emotional issues and a practitioner will often treat areas which to the patient appear to be unrelated to the presenting complaint. It all depends on patterns of strain which are unique to us all.
The name cranio-sacral suggests contact with the head and sacrum (back of the pelvis) however, it can be used anywhere on the body. While being treated patients report odd sensations or tensions within the body while others feel nothing at all, although many feel so relaxed they fall asleep.