It’s generally considered safe when performed by a licensed professional. However, craniosacral therapy isn’t usually performed by a doctor. Cranial therapies can be potentially dangerous if not performed properly, especially on babies with unfused bones.
Can cranial osteopathy harm my baby?
Since the movement involved with cranial osteopathy is gentle, it shouldn’t hurt the baby—although there may be mild discomfort.
What does a cranial osteopath do for babies?
Cranial Osteopathy can be helpful if a child has had a difficult birth or for those “unsettled” babies and children. Cranial Osteopathy works with the body’s involuntary mechanisms, helping to restore a calming balance to natural biorhythms by means of gentle massage of the child’s skull.
What age can a baby have cranial osteopathy?
If your think your baby is struggling, or you’re worried something is not quite right, we recommend you bring your baby in for an osteopathic consultation as soon as is reasonable; the youngest babies we treat are 2 or 3 days old.
Should I take my baby to an osteopath?
It is beneficial to have your newborn checked by your osteopath, even if no symptom has appeared, so as to anticipate future disorders. Indeed, some of the problems developed in childhood can be anticipated.
How many cranial osteopathy sessions do babies need?
How many treatments will my baby or child need? Most babies and children react a lot quicker than adults. We generally recommend between 3 and 5 treatments depending on their symptoms, your type of pregnancy and their delivery.
Will cranial osteopathy help my baby sleep?
The goal of a cranial osteopath is to remove this residual tension left in the body of a baby as a result of birth, or during pregnancy, allowing the headache to ease and the feeling of pressure to dissappear, enabling the baby to relax and sleep.
Can cranial osteopathy help reflux in babies?
Cranial osteopathy for treating reflux helps the neck and diaphragm of baby relax, so that feeding is more comfortable and efficient. The stomach and digestion generally responds to relaxation and calming, so that milk is naturally processed and absorbed.
What are the side effects of Osteopathy?
Common side effects of osteopathy
- Mild pain or discomfort at the point of manipulation.
How much does cranial osteopathy cost?
The cost of treatment is £80 for an initial assessment and £80 for ongoing treatments. If you wish to claim the cost of your treatment through your health insurance please call us to make an appointment.