What is cranial osteopathy?

Cranial Osteopathy in Haywards Heath

We offer cranial osteopathy at our clinic in Haywards Heath and have a wide range of patients from the area. Due to our proximity to the train station and parking, we also have patients coming from further away across Sussex.

What is Cranial Osteopathy?

Cranial osteopathy is a very safe, effective, and gentle technique which involves the use of light pressure to enable the body to release tensions and strains.

It is most commonly associated as a technique used in the treatment of babies and children, but is suitable for all ages and can be very useful where patients do not like manipulation or in conditions such as osteoporosis where you do not want to exert a lot of force on someone’s body.

We are well known for cranial osteopathy in Sussex especially in Haywards Heath and the surrounding area. Our expert team has years of experience and are happy to discuss any specific issues or questions you may have. Our clinic is a happy and friendly place for adults and children alike. We also offer a wide range of appointment times to suit most needs.

If you are looking for cranial osteopathy in Sussex or would like a confidential chat to discuss whether cranial osteopathy would be an appropriate approach to your condition prior to booking an appointment, please do not hesitate to contact our Haywards Heath clinic.

Cranial Osteopathy For Babies

Because of the gentle nature of cranial osteopathy it is highly suitable for babies. It can be very useful in helping babies recover from the physical effects of birth. While bruises and head shape issues can often work themselves out cranial osteopathy can really help where this process is incomplete. It can also help relieve stress in babies throughout their bodies and help them sleep better, cry less, and generally be happier.

Cranial Osteopathy is also effective in toddlers and older children too.

If you would like to discuss your own baby, please get in touch today.

Cranial Osteopathy for Adults

While often associated with the treatment of babies, Cranial Osteopathy is also very effective for treating adults too.

As each treatment is specifically tailored to your individual needs, as with a structural osteopathic approach, We might also advise you on self-treatment techniques, corrective exercise prescription and pain management.

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    Cranial Osteopathy FAQs

    Cranial osteopaths use a highly developed sense of touch to find areas within the body that are holding tension or strain, and to examine tissue quality throughout the body, including the head.

    Cranial osteopathy works by using gentle touch to release tension from problem areas within the body, especially the skull. The restored function resulting from cranial osteopathy treatment can help with a wide range of conditions.

    Absolutely. A cranial osteopath can assess your baby for any misalignments and for any tensions or strains that their head or bodies are holding. As a result, the skull is easily traumatised, especially in ventouse or forceps deliveries, breech births, caesareans and for big babies or fast deliveries. All of these scenarios can lead to health problems later on. Cranial osteopathy helps to counteract such issues and promotes maximum health.

    On the first visit, we will take a detailed medical history of your child. We will ask questions about the birth and any presenting complaints. We will then carry out a medical examination to assess the nature of the symptoms and then carry out treatment according to our findings. We will always explain everything we do as we go along.

    Cranial osteopathy is a very gentle and safe form of treatment and is suitable for babies, children and the elderly, as well as all ages in between.

    Cranial osteopathy treatments are very gentle and generally very relaxing for babies and children. Some babies can become a little unsettled after treatment but in most cases, parents notice their child is calmer and more relaxed following treatment.

    This is generally due to the changes happening in their bodies. In these instances, most parents report that their child was just a bit irritable for a few days. In most cases, parents notice their child is calmer and more relaxed following treatment.

    In most cases treatment will be carried out during the first visit, following a full examination. If there is any reason we cannot treat your child, we will provide an explanation and refer you to your GP or an appropriate medical practitioner.

    You do not need a GP referral to see a private cranial osteopath.

    Every case is different. Usually babies respond quickly and benefit significantly from 2 to 6 treatments. We will have a better idea of the number of treatments required after the initial examination.

    There is a small chance your child may be slightly unsettled for up to 48 hours following treatment, but in most cases, parents only notice a positive difference. There are little or no side effects from cranial osteopathic treatment.

    Many health insurance policies include cranial osteopathy in treatments covered by their policy. Every insurance policy is different, so always check with your insurer prior to making an appointment for advice on what your individual policy covers.

    What Our Clients Say

    I originally went to Jasi, on recommendation from a friend, because I was in pain in my lower back, neck and shoulders. Jasi was able to assess immediately what my problem was. Her treatment eased the pain and made me mobile, this often included cranial osteopathy, which I have found to be excellent in coping with tensions caused by stress etc… Jasi has also given me nutritional advice which has helped my skin and health. My wife and son also see her for treatments and I would very happily recommend Jasi to others.


    I have been going to see Jas for the last 12 years. I was a professional motocrosser until I retired 3 years ago. Every year I was in the top 10 in Great Britain. During that time I sustained various injuries. Jas managed to keep me racing every week. I had various operations, and she was able to get me up and running again as quickly as possible. I now go to her for regular maintenance and would recommend her to anyone.


    I started seeing Jasi in the summer of 2011. I had been extremely ill for a year and no one could give me any answers. Within 15 minutes of kinesiology work, Jasi had sussed what was wrong and put me on a special diet and told me that I needed to take certain supplements. I cannot recommend anyone more highly, within 1 month, my chronic fatigue amongst other problems were finally going and I now go for regular check ups so Jasi can keep my health and well-being on track. Kinesiology is a very powerful healing method and Jasi is the one to go for it!


    I would thoroughly recommend going to see Jasi (and I already have to many people). She has treated me as an osteopath when I was pregnant and had back pain from an injury, she treated my son when he was very small following a difficult birth (and although he couldn’t speak he was clearly comfortable with her – she is great with kids!). More recently she has been treating me as a kinesiologist for a number of things that conventional medicine can’t do. Jasi is obviously highly skilled and very responsive, and her lovely manner puts people at ease. An excellent practitioner in every way!


    Jasi has a holistic approach and gives great advice on matters such as diet and lifestyle to help improve ailments and conditions for babies, children and adults. I have recommended Jasi to friends and family who have been really pleased with results they have had from her services. We talk about her ‘magic hands!’. Jasi has a lovely manner with babies and children, she is calm and confident – would thoroughly recommend her to any parent.’.


    I recently went to Bansel Osteopathy for a back condition that I have had for a number of years. I saw one of the practitioners who asked me lots of questions about the problems I have had with my back. After only two sessions of treatment the discomfort I had gone away and with the exercises, she gave me the back is now very supple and giving me no more problems. I would thoroughly recommend Bansel Osteopathy for all your osteopathic needs!


    Last June I fractured my shoulder on holiday. After the fracture had healed I had physio exercises to try to get my arm movement back. The hospital told me that I was not likely to get full movement back. Three months on I decided to see Megan as recommended by my husband. Megan started my treatment in September my last appointment was January 2019. I now have full front and side movement. I can also put my arm behind my back and gradually I am able to lift it higher. I am so pleased with the result, thanks, Megan!


    I can thoroughly recommend Bansel Osteopathy. Over the last 7 years both my children and I have received superb treatment. As babies both my children both saw Jasi for Cranial Osteopathy which resolved their issues. Most recently I’ve been receiving treatment from Anjy Chahal for over a year now, for lower back pain, neck and tension issues. I cannot recommend Anjy highly enough, her treatment has been really effective helping me. She is always friendly and I can trust her 100%. Anjy has given me some great advise of exercises and suggestions to ease the discomfort. Anjy is extremely professional, and is highly trained Osteopath.


    Following a difficult birth, Jasi treated my six week old son with cranial osteopathy and helped to relieve his colic, transforming a very difficult first baby into a manageable one. So as a matter of course, I took my second child who had her own set of problems following a caesarean birth to Jasi for treatment, and she straightened those out too. Jasi has also treated my husband, who after years of heavy physical work and motorcar racing as a hobby suffered bad migraines and a painful back. After the initial intensive treatment course, he now goes for maintenance and is problem-free. Jasi has also treated him for his sleeplessness and tiredness through kinesiology and has also helped me get rid of my candida. All in all, Jasi has helped every member of my family through her vast knowledge and technical understanding of the human body and how to manipulate it.


    Jasi has been successfully managing my complex heath issues for a number of years. Her exceptional skills as an osteopath and kinesiologist has enabled me to lead a normal active life. I must also recommend the excellent osteopathic treatments I have had from her colleagues Megan and Kayleigh. They are both highly skilled and understand my complex health issues, ensuring treatments are very effective. I cannot thank the whole team enough for the continuity of care they give me.


    I would just like to say that during these times of crisis Jasi has not let me down. I suffer quite a lot with my joints and back and end up in excruciating pain. Since we have all been on lockdown Jasi has been amazing as usual by putting her clients first and does video calls to make sure they are all ok. She has given me a list of exercises and pressure points to do and I couldn’t be more grateful.

    Thank you Jasi you are exceptional and the best I would never go anywhere else.

    Online Consultation Review

    Thank you Jasi for coming to the rescue with your excellent one to one online consultations, using your extensive knowledge and experience to develop my own personal treatment plan. This has allowed me to continue to manage and improve my complex condition, now hands-on osteopathy is not possible due to social distancing.
    Once again a big thank you for all your help.
    Di Law

    Di Online Review

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