Our children are meant to be the pictures of good health, they are growing and developing in what we hope is the correct way. It would be lovely indeed if they were delivered by the proverbial Stork, however in reality this is not the case. This is where Cranial Osteopathy can help babies and children alike.
Cranial osteopathy for babies uses gentle head holds and movements to manipulate your baby’s body to encourage it to function correctly. The process helps relieve tension and stress in your baby’s head that may’ve been caused during labour.
The process of child birth itself can be an incredible stressful time for both mother and baby alike. This can in some cases leave both with differing degrees of painful stress patterns.
During labour, your baby passes through a tiny 10cm space (your birth canal), which was as tight a squeeze for them as it was for you. As well as your baby’s head, your osteopath will check her neck, shoulder, jaw, diaphragm and spine
If your labour involved a C-section, the use of forceps or suction, then your baby may have suffered from various head and neck issues. ‘Every newborn baby ought to be checked for cranial strains, particularly if there was intervention in the delivery.
‘As well as your baby’s head, your osteopath will check her neck, shoulder, jaw, diaphragm and spine.’
These difficulties can be seen in the newborn while breast feeding, and additional in symptoms such as colic, irritability, excessive crying, and difficultly in sleeping.
The use of Osteopathic techniques to release some of these stresses, as well as the use of Cranial Osteopathy have been greeted well, by mothers in many cases.
The treatment is gentle and non invasive in application. For further information please feel free to call the Clinic.
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