Cranial Osteopathy Liverpool Street: Professional Therapy for Children and Adults
Cranial osteopathy is a type of osteopathic therapy during which the osteopath applies gentle pressure along your head and spine. The technique releases tension and is beneficial for people suffering from headaches and migraines. Cranial osteopathy can also help newborns heal from the lingering stress of childbirth.
Whether your doctor recommended cranial osteopathy for you or your infant, at London Osteopathy Clinic, we can help.
All our trained specialists are osteopaths registered with the General Osteopathic Council. Thorough medical education and background enable us to apply this therapy type to patients of all ages safely.
Cranial Osteopathy vs. Craniosacral Therapy
Doctors and midwives often recommend cranial osteopathy to adults and infants, but they rarely explain the difference between cranial osteopathy and craniosacral therapy.
Although both therapies use the same principles and techniques, craniosacral therapy is cranial osteopathy taught to practitioners who are not osteopaths. These practitioners rarely have a medical education or background in healthcare, and some craniosacral courses can be completed in only a few weeks.
On the other hand, cranial osteopathy is taught to osteopaths during undergraduate or postgraduate programmes (bachelor’s or master’s degree) at government-accredited universities. Once qualified, osteopaths are governed by the General Osteopathic Council and have to comply with the healthcare standards to practise.
At London Osteopathy Clinic, cranial osteopathy treatments are offered exclusively by trained and experienced osteopaths registered with the General Osteopathic Council. In this way, you can rest assured that your health and safety always come first.
Cranial Osteopathy for Children
At London Osteopathy Clinic, we offer specific cranial osteopathy treatments for infants and adults.
Infant cranial osteopathy is recommended to babies after a long labour. Difficult childbirth can be stressful for the newborn and may also impact the child’s skeletal structure (some children may be born with slight head deformities).
Childbirth stress is also believed to affect the baby in other ways, including colic, improper latching to the breast, and other difficulties during breastfeeding.
Cranial osteopathy is an effective treatment option for babies suffering from the lingering stress of childbirth. The procedure involves an extremely gentle massage along the head and spine.
Because the cranial bones are not entirely formed when the child is born, it is crucial to have the therapy performed by a registered osteopath – such as our specialists at London Osteopathy Clinic.
Cranial Osteopathy for Adults
Cranial osteopathy is also beneficial for adults suffering from migraines, sinusitis, or digestive disorders. Through the gentle stimulation of key points on the body, the therapy can rebalance your whole balance and improve your overall wellbeing.
Cranial osteopathy can provide relief from pain and stress during pregnancy and help the body recover after birth.
At London Osteopathy Clinic, all cranial osteopathy treatments are performed by trained professionals. If you have any questions or wonder if this therapy is right for you or your baby, get in touch. Our friendly team near Liverpool Street can answer all your queries and help you book an appointment.
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