Cranial osteopathy is a gentle form of treatment suitable for all ages from the newborn to the very elderly. Cranial osteopathy is a standalone treatment which is also complimentary to structural osteopathic techniques and visceral osteopathy.
The cranial mechanism
Cranial osteopathy is felt as a subtle movement of the cranial bones of the skull and sacral bone of the pelvis. It is a hydraulic system where the cerebral spinal fluid is contained in the dural membranes surrounding the brain and spinal cord. It is the hydraulic pressure of the fluid inside the membrane system which allows the bones to move, influencing the cranial and spinal nerves of the body. Another important influence of the cranial rhythm is the fascia, a sheath of tissue which surrounds and connects the tissues and organs of the body together. The fascia is normally kept in motion with the cranial rhythm.
The skilled cranial osteopath looks for abnormalities in the cranial mechanism and fascia which may be causing restricted blood flow and nerve supply to the tissues and organs of the body.
At Moorhouse Osteopathic Centre, we have had many years of experience in the cranial field and have a reputation for treating difficult and challenging health issues. We are dedicated to finding the best possible outcome for our clients through persistence, revising and sharing information of cases within the practice, and ongoing upgrading in the cranial field.