Introduction > Techniques I Use > Mothers & Babies > Head Injuries > Chronic Conditions
Cranial osteopathy is a very gentle, subtle and powerful way to treat the whole body. It is so gentle that it is the main technique I use when treating babies and children. It works by creating subtle adjustments to the structures, tissues and energy flows of the body to restore function and health.
The process is not always obvious, although some people experience heat or tingling. Cranial osteopathy is an important part of Light Healing.
Included in my practice are the uses of osteopathic techniques such as fascial release, massage, and joint mobilizations to promote better blood, fluid and energy flow throughout the body.I also use visceral manipulation to treat the organs of the body.
This technique works with the connective tissue of the body. This tissue surrounds all the organs, muscles and nerve fibers. If it becomes strained, too tight or injured, blood flow, nerve supply and muscle or organ movement will be affected. Fascial release is a gentle way to promote greater elasticity in the connective tissue. In this way, the healing of an organ or muscle can be maximized.
Massage involves the physical treatment of soft tissues such as muscles, to release tension. It can be focused on one muscle or on muscle groups. Massage not only releases muscle tension, it also promotes healthy blood flow to, and drainage from the region, thereby improving its nutrition.
Joints are guided through a series of passive movements to improve their range of movement. This helps with joint alignment, blood flow and nutrition. If joints remain stiff, a cycle of reduced movement and muscle tension can occur, decreasing the function of the joint. Often a combination of fascial release, massage and joint mobilizations are used to break this cycle allowing for increased freedom of movement.
Viscera are all the internal organs of the body such as the stomach, intestines and liver. Just as every bone in the body has its own subtle, inherent movement so too do the organs of the body. If there is a disruption to the pattern of movement of the organ, the health and function of that organ will be compromised. Visceral manipulation, by working directly on the organs and its connections, helps to restore health and function. All visceral manipulation treatment is done externally, from the surface of the body.