Cranial osteopathy is a form of alternative medicine that focuses on the cranial structures of the body. These structures include the skull, spine, sacrum and pelvis. This type of manual therapy is similar to techniques used by chiropractors or osteopaths, but it has some distinct differences. The goal of this treatment is to regulate the flow of cerebrospinal fluid throughout the cranium.
The technique also works to release restrictions in the fascia surrounding these areas of the body through deep finger pressure on key connective tissue points. The therapist uses his or her hands to help repair any distortions caused by subluxations along with restoring structural balance throughout the body.
What are some benefits?
Some potential benefits include:
– Reduction in facial pain
– Improvement in neurological symptoms such as dizziness and balance problems
– Improved immune function
– Decreased headaches and migraines
– Decreased risk of stroke or heart attack
– Regulation of the digestive system and hormonal systems
– Relaxation of the nervous system and improved energy levels
How long does it take?
Treatment lasts anywhere from 35 to 50 minutes. Because cranial osteopathy is a very gentle form of treatment, you can typically go back to your daily routine right away after receiving a session. In general, you will notice changes after two or three sessions. This type of therapy offers many advantages over other types of alternative medicine. Not only is it effective, but it is also affordable and has no negative side effects.
In addition to cranial osteopathy, you can also try acupuncture, yoga or meditation