Cranial Osteopathy as an effective treatment for babies
Cranial osteopathy uses gentle head and body manipulation to help heal, relax and promote sleep, digestion and body alignment. Working with the body’s own forces, there is no chance of hurting or damaging the baby in any way. It’s a popular and safe alternative therapy for newborns, particularly those who have had a traumatic birth, are suffering from colic, or have trouble sleeping.
Baby osteopathy can help to relieve any lasting effects from birth. A newborn’s bones are soft and pliable, and if stressed during the birth process, can affect the baby’s feeding and overall health. Osteopaths can use gentle manipulation in this area to regulate infant feeding, swallowing, digestion and treat colic.
What can cranial osteopathy treat in my baby?
Cranial osteopathy in babies can also treat the following health concerns:
- Torticollis (twisted neck)
- Plagiocephaly (flat-head syndrome)
- Ear infections
- Sleep problems
- Developmental delays with speech, motor function, etc.
- Ear, nose, and throat concerns
- Gait disorders
- Musculoskeletal injuries
- Non-surgical orthopaedic problems
When to treat
Chantal has treated babies from as young as a few hours old. Cranial osteopathy is safe and recommended at any age, if there is a concern. The benefits usually last long-term as the body adapts to the changes. Most parents report their babies are like ‘little sleeping beauties’ and very relaxed for the first few days after treatment.
Read our new testimonial from Emma and newborn Monty after their treatment.