Cranial Osteopathy is an area of osteopathy that observes by gentle palpation subtle pulses on the cranial bones. This is referred to as the
Craniosacral therapists use the therapy to treat (or help alleviate the symptoms of) mental stress, neck and back pain, [headaches], TMJ Syndrome, and for chronic pain conditions such as fibromyalgia.
The practitioner needs a finely developed sense of touch for diagnosis. Because of it's gentle nature it is particularly favoured for treating young children and babies for a variety of pediatric conditions.