Cranial osteopathy is a very gentle, yet powerful, part of osteopathy. While standard osteopathy is generally known for its high velocity cracks and crunches, cranial osteopathy is so gentle you would barely know you were having it. As the name suggests it involves manipulating the infinitesimal joints of the cranium or skull, known as sutures. Although these sutures are so very tiny, they can become as traumatised or restricted as any joint in the body. The cranial osteopath seeks to ease any abnormalities, gently returning the bones of the cranium to a position of ease and comfort.


A detailed case history is taken with every new patient regarding current symptoms and medical history. This is followed by examining various movements of the body, both actively and passively. The diagnosis is explained to the patient and consent is taken for treatment.
Treatment involves very light touch being applied to various parts of the body. Sometimes the patient can experience waves as the body releases and other times nothing is felt until days after the treatment.
Central London osteopath Inderpreet Saigal doing cranial osteopathy on baby

Mother and Baby Clinic at the Central London Osteopathy and Sports Injury Clinics:

We offer osteopathy, shiatsu, acupuncture, gentle finger touches on acupuncture points, cranial osteopathy, pregnancy massage for the mother and baby.

Osteopathic treatment during pregnancy can be a wonderfully helpful and supportive addition to your standard medical care.
The safety of mother and baby is paramount and a detailed case history and examination will always take place.
Cranial osteopathy is likely to be the most relaxing and gentle treatment you can have.

Relaxation and stress avoidance are especially important for the mother to be, and the gentle methods of cranial osteopathy can be very relaxing and therapeutic.

Many women suffer from pubic symphysis dysfunction (PSD) in their last trimester again due to excess weight and softening of pelvic ligaments leaving the low back and pelvis vulnerable to strain.

Heart burn and indigestion due to the compression of the stomach and intestines against the ever developing uterus are also common problems.
Back, leg, upper back and neck pain are very common during pregnancy due to the shear weight of the baby placed upon the body.

Paola Cecarelli, Osteopath and cranial osteopath: Paola graduated from the British School of Osteopathy in London and continued with a Postgraduate Diploma in Classical Osteopathy in Maidstone.
She gained a postgraduate course with the Sutherland Cranial College.
Paola is also a qualified yoga teacher.
Her osteopathic approach covers a wide range of osteopathic techniques including structural, visceral, fascial and cranial osteopathy.

Diluka Perera, osteopath and cranial osteopath:
Diluka is at present away on maternity leave.

Qualified from the British College of Naturopathy and Osteopathy in 2003.
Her treatments consist of structural osteopathy and can involve cranial osteopathy, visceral osteopathy, naturopathy and nutrition.
She also has interest and experience in treating children and babies.
Diluka is registered with all the major private health insurances including AXA PPP and BUPA.


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