Baby Cranial Osteopathy

Cranial Osteopathy with our Specialised Cranial Osteopath in London. Paediatric Cranial osteopathy treatment at home or at the practice for babies and children.


What is cranial osteopathy? Osteopathy for baby

Cranial Osteopathy for babies & children is a gentle and non-invasive osteopathy technique that aids the body’s self-healing mechanism to relieve tensions, trauma and stresses in the body and the head of the baby that might have been caused during birth.

The different tensions created during labour can have an impact on a baby’s future health such as baby reflux, sleeping problem, stress, colic and other baby pathologies, which could be avoided by only a few sessions of cranial osteopathy after baby’s birth.

Cranial osteopath in London Specialised in Paediatric osteopathy

Our London cranial osteopath is specialised in paediatric osteopathy, she has extensive post-graduate training in cranial osteopathy and a large experience, having treated thousands of babies with cranial osteopathy.

She always starts her treatment with a baby assessment before using these observations to provide a tailored session for your baby. Following the assessment, she will be able to know where are the tensions and will be able to start using cranial osteopathy techniques to remove these tensions.

You will also be able to ask her, all the questions that you may have regarding your baby’s health and she will give you some tips and advice to increase the efficiency of her cranial osteopathy treatment.

If you are an Axa or Bupa patient, you cannot book online. Please call our office with your authorisation number.

If you cannot find an appointment that suits you or would like a home visit, call us or send us a message: we will do our best to find you a slot.

Cranial osteopathy at our paediatric osteopathy practice

For parents who prefer to have their baby treated in our paediatric osteopathy practice, our cranial osteopath consult at our 3 practices strategically place in different parts of London.

  • Our clinic in Monument near Bank, Moorgate and London Bridge
  • Our clinic in Belgravia Westminster near Victoria, Knightsbridge and Sloane Square
  • Our clinics in Clapham near Battersea and Balham

To book an appointment with our cranial osteopath in London or if you would like to ask our cranial osteopath a question regarding your baby’s condition, feel free to contact us.

Home visit Cranial Osteopathy, Cranial osteopathy at home in London

We understand some parents prefer to keep their baby at home to avoid public transport or to avoid organising childcare. That’s why our cranial osteopath in London offers treatment for your baby during home visits. Home visit cranial osteopathy is usually great for babies, as they are treated in a familiar environment and are more relaxed and receptive to the treatment.

Cranial Osteopath Covered by most Health insurances

Our physiotherapy and osteopathy treatments are covered by most health insurances and are Bupa registered & recognised (BUPA Global and BUPA UK), Axa registered & recognised (AXA International, AXA ppp), Cigna registered & recognised and WPA registered & recognised. (Bupa doesn’t cover osteopathy)

For appointment with our cranial osteopath in London call : 0207 125 0262 – 07824 553765

Cranial osteopathy can help with the following conditions

Cranial osteopathy for Baby General Health

  • Agitation
  • Sleeping disorder

Paediatric osteopathy for baby Orthopaedic conditions

  • Torticollis, plagiocephaly, flat head
  • Varus foot, intoeing, pigeon toes
  • Abnormal rotation of the hip
  • Stiffness, hyperextension of the back
  • Difficulty with sitting position, rolling over, crawling

Cranial osteopathy for Digestive conditions

  • Reflux, regurgitation, colic, constipation, diarrhoea
  • Ineffective sucking or painful breastfeeding

Paediatric osteopathy for baby ENT / Respiratory issues

  • Infections angina, nasopharyngitis, otitis,
  • Wheezing, bronchitis or bronchiolitis

Cranial osteopathy Check-Up after birth

  • Difficult delivery, emergency caesarean
  • Baby in breach
  • Foetal distress, resuscitation
  • Premature baby
  • Neurological issues

Can Cranial osteopathy be done for Adults?

Yes, Cranial osteopathy is also very efficient for adults. Combine with other osteopathy techniques, cranial osteopathy helps rebalance the adult’s system and allow to deliver a more efficient relief than general osteopathy. Due to the softness of this treatment, cranial osteopathy can be done on patients of all ages.

Article by James Turgis Chartered physiotherapist

What Shall I expect from a Cranial Osteopathy Treatment?

A cranial osteopath can relieve baby’s compressions and tensions in a gentle, safe and effective manner.  After doing a thorough baby assessment, the cranial Osteopath would hold it and carefully and gently apply pressure on baby’s skull where necessary to encourage baby’s body to function as it should. Once the cranial osteopath has rebalanced all the different tensions, baby’s body will then readjust to the correct balance during the days following a cranial osteopathy session.

After a cranial osteopathy treatment, your baby will probably be very relaxed and will sleep well. On the contrary, some babies tend to have a lot of energy after cranial osteopathy, but this is usually followed by a good night’s sleep.

After about a week after the initial cranial osteopathy session, some tensions might reappear slightly (or not) that s why we advise a second cranial osteopathy session to finalise the treatment and check if all baby’s tensions have been released completly.

Why Cranial osteopathy after birth helps your baby to start his life on the good foot?

During labour, the baby’s head moves in specific directions while undergoing a lot of pressure from the contractions. The compressions of the skull are usually relieved naturally as the baby starts crying, however, this process might not be enough to relieve all the compressions, especially after a difficult birth, long labour, a caesarean section or forceps delivery. Our cranial osteopath will be able to release these tensions and avoid the baby having health issues due to these tensions.

Is cranial osteopathy safe?

As described above, Cranial Osteopathy is a gentle, soft and painless osteopathy treatment. It is then totally safe as long as performed by a trained cranial osteopath

Cranial osteopathy for babies: What you need to know about Paediatric osteopathy.

Is Cranial Osteopathy different from Osteopathy?

Cranial osteo is a softer, more subtle and gentle method than other techniques of osteopathy, which makes it safe and the best approach for babies and children. The cranial osteopath applies very gentle and specific pressures on different spots of the body and of the head, which aim to trigger and maximise the self-healing mechanism of the body, releasing stress and improving organs functions such as digestion, feeding and sleeping pattern. Cranial osteopathy while being soft and gentle technique is very efficient on many baby pathologies.

How do I know if my baby needs Cranial Osteopathy? (Pediatric osteopathy)

Cranial osteopathy check-up after birth is generally advised at least once with a trained cranial osteopath to be sure your baby isn’t going under any stress or tension. The cranial osteopath will assess your baby’s physical condition from head to toe to detect any tension, digestive issue or underlying conditions and treat them with gentle cranial osteopathy techniques.

Even as prevention, cranial osteopathy is advised to make sure your baby starts their life in the best of ways and avoid any digestive, orthopaedic, feeding or sleeping issues.

Is Cranial Osteopathy painful?

Cranial osteopathy is a very gentle method of osteopathy, non-invasive nor painful. Cranial osteo treatment will drain all tension of the body, bringing a strong sensation of relaxation.

Cranial osteopathy is the best osteopathy technique to treat babies and children.

Can my baby benefit from cranial osteopathy?

Cranial osteopathy can help any baby, whether they’ve gone through difficult birth or not. Cranial osteo method will help regulate the overall function of the baby’s organs by releasing any stress, or prevent it from happening. Cranial osteopathy will help improve the general wellbeing, sleeping and feeding patterns, as well as the digestive system.

Cranial osteopathy rebalances the nervous system and immune system

Cranial osteopathy balances obstructions in the nervous system as well as the immune system. Cranial manipulation will normalise the rhythm of the cerebrospinal fluid which can treat a variety of disorders. The cranial osteopath will feel the rhythm of the fluid below the bones of the skull with her fingers and will softly correct the rhythm until this one is balanced properly.

How long does cranial osteopathy take to work?

It usually takes between 1 to 3 days to see the full result of the session but everybody reacts differently. For some patients the result is immediate and for others, they might need a second session to stabilise the results.

If you are an Axa or Bupa patient, you cannot book online. Please call our office with your authorisation number.

If you cannot find an appointment that suits you or would like a home visit, call us or send us a message: we will do our best to find you a slot.