Cranial Osteopathy in Bristol

Cranial osteopathy, also known as craniosacral osteopathy, works on the theory that physical tensions and imbalances affect the flow of the rhythmic movements of our bodies. This is known as the cranial rhythm.

At the Courtyard Osteopaths in Bristol, we have been trained to observe, palpate and release restrictions in the body. Cranial osteopathy is a hands-on technique which is designed for a variety of problems, including acute and long-standing ones.

Who can benefit from cranial osteopathy?

Our clients range from newborn infants to the elderly.

Cranial osteopathy uses techniques that can be applied to the connective tissues of the whole body as well as the head. They are very gentle and non-invasive, which makes this a particularly safe, comfortable and enjoyable experience.

Our clients often express surprise at how so little can achieve so much.

What training do cranial osteopaths have?

It takes several years of training before an osteopath develops the sensitivity of touch needed to work with the cranial rhythm. Every member of our team does ongoing postgraduate training to further develop our understanding and ability.

You can find out more detailed information about this kind of osteopathic treatment here:

Sutherland Cranial College

Osteopathic Children’s Centre

Biodynamic Osteopathy

Integrated Osteopathic Studies

Archives of Paediatrics & Adolescent Medicine

' I couldn’t believe it. I didn’t know what to expect with the appointments either but they are very subtle gentle treatments and so relaxing- even just by sitting in the room it’s lovely '

Jess Hawker


Call us to find out more

Give us a call on 0117 923 1138 for a free, informal chat about cranial osteopathy or to book an appointment at our Bristol practice.

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