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What is Cranial Osteopathy

By dembones, Apr 23 2013 03:25PM

Many people ask what is Cranial Osteopathy and how does it differ from just 'Osteopathy'.


In training, Osteopaths are taught a variety of treatment methods and techniques, ranging from the well known 'high velocity thrust' with its dramatic clicks, to the very gently applied methods used by so called 'cranial osteopaths'. Osteopaths vary their treatment methods depending on their own personal preference and individual patients' problems. Cranial Osteopathy is a refined and subtle type of osteopathic treatment that uses very gentle manipulative pressure to encourage the release of any stresses found throughout the body during examination, including the head. Cranial Osteopathy can be so gentle that often the patient feels very little, however the key with this type of treatment is the identification of specific areas of stress and dysfunction in the body, and the release of these specific areas. The beneficial effects can be far reaching and often unexpected because the aim of treatment is towards harmony and balance throughout the musculoskeletal system of the whole body.


Cranial osteopathy is particularly beneficial when treating babies, small children, the elderly and chronic stubborn problems that have not responded to other physical therapies. For further information please call Julie at the clinic.

2 comments
Nov 7 2015 09:38PM by Mairéad Waring

Hi Julie,
I'm just enquiring about cranial massage that you do. My ddaughter is 5 weeks and seems to be suffering g v with colic. We changed formula in the last couple of days and there seems to be an improvement but I'm interested in the possibility of getting the massage done. Could you give me an idea of the duration/costs etc and if one session would be enough - we are based in Dundalk but I'm home in sligo for a few days.
Thanks in advance,
Mairead

Nov 8 2015 12:42PM by Julie ellwood

Hi Mairead. If you look on wwwjulieellwoodclinic.com or babybloomclinic.com there is lots of useful information about osteopathy for babies, times, prices, etc. You can email me directly in [email protected] The first appointment is 1 hour long and costs €70. A follow-up appointment, if needed, is 30 mins and costs €55. All appointments are covered by most private health insurance policies. It is hard to say before seeing a baby how many appointments would be required but generally it is somewhere between 2 and 4 appointments depending on how much work is needed. You can call the clinic on 0719128128 for more information or to book an appointment. I hope this helps. Regards, julie Ellwood

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