Osteopathic treatment using the cranial approach is very gentle, safe and effective in the treatment of babies, children and adults. Specific gentle pressure is applied where necessary to enable the inherent healing ability of the body to affect the release of stress patterns.
The treatment works in cooperation with the body’s constant tendency towards self-healing and self-correction and involves quiet listening with the hands to the inner rhythms and patterns of function of the body. This listening is very still, and is essential in order to understand where the barriers to healing may be in order to release these negative patterns using precise positioning or gentle pressure and support. The aim is to support the inherent vital healing process; the osteopath’s role is to nudge the body back towards health.