Osteopathy for babies and children
CRANIAL OSTEOPATHY FOR CHILDREN
It is a common belief that babies and children should have no structural stresses or strains in their bodies, because they are ‘so young’. The reality is very different. Birth is one of the most stressful events of our lives. The baby is subjected to enormous forces, as the uterus pushes to expel the baby against the natural resistance of the birth canal. As a result many babies may experience discomfort after birth and may show signs of distress, such as having difficulties sleeping and feeding.
CRANIAL OSTEOPATHIC TREATMENT
Osteopathic treatment using the cranial approach is gentle, safe and effective for babies and children. Very specific, skilled, light pressure is applied where necessary to assist the natural ability of the body to release stresses and tensions.
COULD THERE BE ANY ADVERSE REACTIONS?
Reactions to treatment are variable, often the baby or child is very relaxed afterwards and sleeps well. Others have a burst of energy after treatment, usually followed by a good nights sleep. Occasionally children are unsettled after treatment. This is a temporary situation, and usually clears within 24-48 hours.