What is cranial osteopathy?
Cranial osteopathy is a manual therapy that acts on the joints of the skull in a non-invasive way. Its goal is to restore balance, which in turn allows you to activate the body’s self-healing process.
Cranial osteopathy therapy is based on techniques around what is known as the “primary respiratory movement” that refers to the contractions of brain structures.
Situations that can lead to physical or chemical trauma, stress, lack of sleep or a sedentary lifestyle, among others, can develop ailments in the nervous system of our body. These discomforts, if not treated in time, can lead to something more serious. Cranial osteopathy helps us to treat these ailments and pathologies in a complementary way.
As we mentioned before, osteopathy understands that the body is part of a whole. Therefore, cranial osteopathy is not only beneficial for diseases of the nervous system (such as stress), but it is also useful for treating pathologies related to the respiratory or digestive system.
What does the treatment of cranial osteopathy consist of?
First of all, the patient explains to us what symptoms they have and we carry out a series of tests such as palpation of tissues and joints, radiological examinations or mobility tests, among others.
Through this first complete examination, we can find out what the mechanical alterations are and, from there, determine what techniques we should apply to it. The treatment through this therapy consists of exerting a small painless manual pressure on your head. Thanks to these light pressures, we relieve the pain caused by sutural tensions, improve circulation, optimise the functions of the senses and we allow neurons to better develop their functions. The goal is to return the bones of the skull to their natural movement and balance.
What pathologies can be treated with cranial osteopathy?
We have already mentioned that cranial osteopathy is beneficial for pathologies related to the nervous, respiratory and even digestive systems, such as these:
Stress and anxiety.
Headaches: headaches, migraines, vertigo and dizziness.
Back and sacral pain.
Facial nerve involvement.
Problems in the organs of the senses (tics in the eye, phonation disorders, sinusitis and tinnitus).
Problems in the jaw joint (TMJ).