Cranial Osteopathy For Babies

Cranial osteopathy is a safe and gentle approach to treating babies. Birth affects the alignment of the baby’s head and body.

Treatment can align the body structurally, help reflux, colic and gets all of babies systems (eating, digestion, sleeping) working properly

Treatment aims at balancing the biorhythms of the body.   It involves gently massaging the head and the spine to release stresses all over the body. Manipulating the brain can improve your cranial rhythm to improve various health issues.

An osteopath can feel the gentle contractions and expansions in a child’s body, which can improve involuntary mechanisms.

Why Babies need Cranial Osteopathy

A baby may be unsettled due to several reasons.  During the birth process babies head undergoes a series of contractions so that it can squeeze through the birth canal. This is a significant cause of head trauma in babies and can cause future complications if untreated. Most babies have odd-shaped heads due to the forces exerted on them as they pass through the mothers’ pelvic bones. This is, however, not a reason to worry as a baby’s head gets better shape gradually after birth. Nevertheless, the moulding process can at times be incomplete, even with attempts to change the position of the baby’s head.

What to expect in treatment.

The first step towards cranial osteopathy is recognising the shape of the head. After that, the osteopath checks if the head and neck align as required. The professional will then begin to gently massage the baby’s muscles around the head and spinal cord. The neck and upper back are also important as they have some parts of the head muscles. Babies respond faster to treatment because they have soft muscles, tissues, and bones: during cranial osteopathy, these parts of the body’s movements enhance the treatment process. It is also easier to feel the tension in babies’ muscles and joints compared to adults. Typically, a session of cranial osteopathy takes approximately 30 minutes. You should notice an improvement in your baby after the first session. Complete treatment may require two or three

Benefits of Cranial Osteopathy for Babies can include improved Sleep, boosting Baby’s Immunity, enhances digestion and reflux

Cranial Osteopathy For Babies Prices


Students and OAP

Initial assessment and treatment up to 45 minutes


Follow up treatment
30 minutes