Treatments at Osteopathic Health Centre
Cranial Osteopathy was discovered by a student of Osteopathy William Garner Sutherland in the late 1890’s. It works with the primal respiratory mechanism (PRM). This movement is present throughout the body during our lifetime, and we have no control over it.
Cranial Osteopathy involves detecting restrictions to the PRM, and restoring the rhythm with a gentle technique where the Osteopath holds the head of the patient in the hands, and facilitates the body’s natural tendency towards self-correction with gentle rhythmic movements.
The mechanism is characterised by the light movement of the bones of the skull and the sacrum, the membrane system and the central nervous system, with the flow of the cerebro-spinal fluid.
- Newborn babies
- Young children
- Pregnant women
- Immediately after surgery
- People in a lot of pain
- The elderly
- The terminally ill
- Bowel or bladder problems where the organ is not functioning properly
- Ear inflammations that are not infectious
- Congested or red eyes
- TMJ (clicking or painful jaw)
- Strains of muscles and ligaments
- Blows to the head
- Falling on the base of the spine
- Dental extractions
- Emotional shock
- Poor nutrition
- Food additives