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Cranial osteopathy


cranial osteopathy

Cranial Osteopathy – effective treatment for adults, children and babies.

Cranial Osteopathy Treatment

Despite what the name suggests, Cranial Osteopathy can be used on any part of the body – around the joints of the limbs, the spine and also within the head itself.

A founding principle of Osteopathy is that there may be a number of contributing factors to your current symptoms.  These may include past trauma, environmental factors and your family’s medical history.

Osteopaths believe that the body functions a “whole unit”, and that a strain in one area can have a knock on effect on another interconnected part of the body.  We believe that the structure of the body and how it functions are intimately linked.  Therefore a healthy musculoskeletal system is essential to the health of the whole body.

Cranial Osteopathy is based on the belief that by using very gentle pressures on the head and body, may help you to feel more relaxed and comfortable.


Is it just for babies and children?

As Cranial Osteopathy is a safe, gentle and non-manipulative therapy, it can be enjoyed by patients of all ages, including babies and children and pregnant women.

Gemma Irvine and Denise Blount are specialists in using Cranial Osteopathy, having trained with The Sutherland Cranial College (SCC) and The Osteopathic Centre for Children (OCC).

Cranial Osteopathy is performed by fully qualified and registered osteopaths.  Cranio-sacral therapy is sometimes offered at certain clinics but please be aware that the training and regulations are very different from that undertaken by an Osteopath.

For more information about the regulation and training of Osteopaths, visit The General Osteopathic Council – you can be sure you’re in safe hands.


View Meera Syal’s cranial osteopathy video ‘Me and my Goldfish’:


Useful Links

The Osteopathic Centre for Children

The General Osteopathic Council


Recent articles about cranial osteopathy:

Heston Blumenthal – Celebrity Chef:

‘How cranial work helped him with anger.’



‘How cranial osteopathy can help soothe away your baby’s colicky cries.’ (Click link below)


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Or Call 0161 478 1877

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