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Craniosacral therapy

Cranial Osteopathy in Streatham, London

  • Master’s Level Osteopathic Practitioner
  • A more gentle form of osteopathy
  • Suitable for older children and adults


Cranial Osteopathy at the Leigham Practice is given by our award-winning Master’s Level Osteopath, Philip Rossiter, from the internationally renowned British School of Osteopathy, throughout the week.


What is Cranial Osteopathy?

Many people assume that Cranial Osteopathy is a form of osteopathy that is only applied to the head, yet although time is spent applying light pressures to the skull, we can apply Cranial Osteopathy throughout the body. We often describe it as a delicate form of osteopathy where gentle pressures, movements and manipulations releases stresses and strains throughout the body. The subtle nature of cranial osteopathy techniques make this form of treatment particularly suitable for children and people with fragile health, and those with wide range of common issues.


Who should consider Cranial Osteopathy?

Cranial Osteopathy takes a holistic approach and can be used by those seeking a non-invasive and very gentle approach, and has become hugely popular and praised for improvements seen with a wide variety of problems.


What happens in a session?

The session takes approximately one hour and begins, like most medical assessments, with a detailed history and talking about the reasons that caused you to attend. During the session the subtle rhythmical shape changes present in the skull will be assessed and we may apply gentle pressures to gradually release tension. Patients may feel sensations of pressure or warmth, either under the hands of your cranial osteopath or elsewhere in their body.

Patients often feel any tensions to be gradually released with a sense of deep relaxation. People have described sensations such as feeling ‘floaty’. You may experience feelings of released tension and relaxation elsewhere during treatment.


After your session

After your assessment and initial treatment, your therapist will explain the nature of your problems, talk about what they feel they can do to help. You may only need one treatment, or you may need a follow-up appointment.

We aim to improve health and well-being, and reduce dependency on drugs, medication and healthcare professionals, including ourselves, but our treatments are absolutely not intended as an alternative to primary healthcare.

As one of London’s longest established multidisciplinary clinics, we have an area-wide reputation built over the last 30 years, one important customer at a time. If you have any unexpected problems following your treatment, or have any concerns you should contact us immediately.


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