As visceral osteopathy, cranial osteopathy is an integral part of Osteopathy. Established at the beginning of the 20th century by W.G Sutherland, it is based on the diagnosis and treatment to the involuntary motion of the cranial bones and sacrum.

Contrary to popular belief, bones forming the skull are not fused with each other and follow a subtle rhythmic movement initiated by different mechanisms within the brain.

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During the cranial osteopathic treatment, the practitioner first assesses the patient’s rhythm as well as any specific restriction of the structures of the cranial and sacral system. Gentle pressure is then applied to correct and restore the mobility of the affected structure. As a result, the correct function of the nervous system and the flow of cerebral fluid can be restored, allowing the body’s powerful self-healing mechanism to fully express itself. Cranial osteopathy thus affects the whole body by enabling homeostasis.

Cranial osteopathy at Folkestone
With its very gentle approach, cranial osteopathy is suitable for patients of all ages. It is particularly helpful for newborns and babies, as the cranial system suffers immense stress during birth; Babies with conditions such as colic, otitis media and general unsettlement are often affected by cranial tensions.

In adulthood, cranial osteopathy can help to release tensions arising from emotional and physical stress.

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