Cranial Osteopath Camberwell
Cranial osteopathy, or biodynamic osteopathy, is a delicate and gentle style of osteopathy that can be used exclusively or in conjunction with your structural osteopathic treatment.
How does this treatment work?
Originally used to treat the head, as the name suggests, cranial osteopathy is now widely used to treat most areas of the body. This form of treatment involves your osteopath using a very delicate touch to induce relaxation and apply specific adjustments to the movements of your body tissue. This helps with the release of stresses and tensions throughout the body, including the head. It is a gentle yet extremely effective approach and may be used for a wide range of conditions. It’s also suitable for people of all ages, from new-borns to the elderly. It provides a very safe method of diagnosis and treatment for the whole body, and is particularly effective in relieving the compressive forces in babies brought about by pregnancy and labour.
What can you use cranial osteopathy to treat?
Cranial osteopathy may be beneficial for conditions like such back pain, headaches, gut problems and chronic pain in adults; and may provide relief of the symptoms of colic, reflux, constipation, as well as feeding, sleeping and settling issues in infants.
Currently there is insufficient evidence to support osteopathic treatment of these conditions however anecdotally patients report benefit.
What will you feel during a cranial osteopathy treatment?
During your cranial osteopathy treatment, you might feel a number of things, either immediately, well into, or even some time after the session. It is possible that you might enjoy a feeling of deep relaxation or other feelings such as a tingling sensation in addition to pain relief.
Raya Anin is our resident cranial osteopath. She is a very experienced cranial osteopath and enjoys treating everyone from infants, to the elderly, to patients who struggle with chronic pain to patients who just prefer and respond well to a more gentle touch.