Cranial Osteopathy in Haywards Heath
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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 throughout Haywards Heath and across Sussex. 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 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 can also help with reflux in babies. By treating the diaphragm and the neck CO can relax those areas so feeding is easier. As a secondary response, the stomach can actually process milk better because of the level of relaxation through the body.
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. Still based around the head this treatment looks at structures and muscles that can affect other areas of the body. We may suggest a range of exercises as well as areas to focus on during sessions that will help with a wide range of issues.
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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.