Registered Osteopath

– José Manuel Ponce





Structural & Cranial Osteopathy

Osteo (bone) – pathy (sympathy) is a hands-on therapy which emphasizes the synergistic link between your structure, your vital organs and your mental processes

At times associated with musculoskeletal pain relief, osteopathy extends to a total system of healthcare which works with your structure to enhance your whole physical and mental wellbeing

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What Is Cranial Osteopathy?

Cranial Osteopathy is an exquisitely gentle, holistic and minimally invasive method of working with the bones, muscles and other tissues in the body. Cranial osteopaths apply the gentlest of forces to release dysfunctional patterns and unlock your body’s natural healing forces to help your system return to healthy balance

Though originally intended to treat the cranium, modern cranial osteopathy refers to a treatment modality and can be applied to all body parts

How Does Cranial Osteopathy Work?

The basis of cranial osteopathy the “tide” – a subtle rhythmic motion expressed in your body, and considered a vital expression of health

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Cranial osteopaths engage with the tide, listening to the body, following and releasing  strain patterns

Though invisible to the eye, cranial osteopaths experience the tide as a powerful surge revealing a dynamic world of flows, relationships, points of resistance and also avenues for freedom

No physical forces are used. Cranial osteopaths work with your body using no more than intention to free your system and allow it to return naturally back to healthy balance

Benefits Of Cranial Osteopathy

Cranial Osteopathy has been found to successfully treat a wide range of conditions and symptoms, including

  • osteo-arthritis alongside standard treatment
  • back & neck pain
  • headache & migraine
  • frozen shoulder following injury
  • sports’ injuries
  • fibromyalgia
  • digestive issues
  • pregnancy care
  • & lots more ..

Cranial Osteopathy For Babies & Children

Cranial osteopathy is a great way to check for and disperse retained birth trauma, helping to relax the whole family

The cranial approach can also give your baby relief from

  • frequent crying and difficulty settling
  • problems with latching and suckling
  • constipation & tummy pain
  • sticky eyes, blocked nose, glue ear
  • irregular shaped head … and more

Older children can get relief from a range of painful syndromes associated with growth as well common injuries and many of the issues affecting adults 

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Cranial Osteopathic Treatment Side Effects & Risks

The cranial approach is considered to be a very safe form of treatment with few risks. It is a drug-free natural therapy for all ages, including newborn babies, the elderly and women during pregnancy

As with any whole body intervention, there is the potential for minor discomfort or irritation. Rarely you may experience mild pain and other symptoms following a treatment. If the symptoms persist, or if you experience stronger pain you should contact your osteopath immediately for advice

You can consult a full list of what to reasonably expect during and after osteopathic treatment in the “advantages and disadvantages of osteopathy” page

    Craniosacral Biodynamics

    The bio (life) dynamic (motion) approach is a natural evolution from biomechanics which acknowledges that the body is a self-organizing energy field

    The practitioner establishes a deep, empathic connection, using only intention to free your system

    Rather than impose a treatment direction biodynamic cranial osteopaths follow an inherent treatment plan, allowing priorities to emerge naturally to facilitate healing at the deepest level

    Craniosacral Biomechanics

    Working biomechanically, osteopaths direct the tide to harmonize the mechanical forces acting on your body and optimize your structure

    The involuntary motion or tide was discovered by the osteopath W G Sutherland while studying the mechanics of the cranium

    Though an excellent way of working with the head, the tide is expressed globally, making cranial osteopathy suitable for treating the whole body

    Dr Sutherland soon realized this and went to develop a more inclusive approach known today as the biodynamic craniosacral model

    Distance Craniosacral Healing

    If we cranial osteopaths appear to do “nothing” it’s because that’s just what we’re doing! Craniosacral is an intention-based therapy closer to energy healing than body-work in the conventional sense

    Craniosacral osteopathy engages with the inherent tendency of the organism to maintain integrity, balance and health, something we call potency

    Identical to the chi of Chinese medicine and prana of yoga, potency is not a physical quantity, but rather an innate intelligence driving the complex organization of living systems

    Energy healing conforms more to quantum than classical mechanics, a world where entangled particles mirror each other’s behaviour, instantaneously and across any distance, great or small, defying all our notions of time, space and causation. Quantum entanglement and non-locality are not just mathematical constructs but have been observed experimentally

    Distance work establishes an energetic resonance between client and practitioner, working in the realm of consciousness through intention

    If this sounds strange, it’s worth noting that this is fundamentally no different to what happens in a hands-on session. Indeed, patients receiving distance treatment often remark how they feel their system responding as if they are having hands-on healing


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