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Cranial osteopathy and newborns

Cranial Osteopathy is a form of osteopathic treatment that uses particularly gentle and subtle methods to affect change throughout the body. The cranial osteopath applies very light pressure on the skull or other parts of the body, releasing stress and tension and restoring balance.

Through the involuntary motion in the tissues, cranial osteopaths are able to detect the buried traumas and stresses in the body and treat them in a gentle and effective way. Cranial osteopathy is suitable for people of all ages, but because of its gentle approach, it is particularly popular in the treatment of babies, children and the elderly. Cranial osteopaths often see babies who suffer from colic, feeding and sleeping difficulties, ear infections, congestion, wind or sickness, sinus problems and many other complaints. Many new mothers choose to see a cranial osteopath for both themselves and their newborn to help release the stressful impact of the birth. A cranial osteopathy treatment is usually a very pleasant experience. Patients may feel sensations of light pressure or warmth and often reach a state of deep relaxation by the end of the session. Cranial osteopathy aims not only to relieve symptoms, but to help the body function in its optimum capacity. Bernard Chauchet qualified with a Master in Osteopathic Medicine (MOst) from the University College of Osteopathy (formerly British School of Osteopathy). He went on to train at the Osteopathic Centre for Children (OCC), the largest Paediatric Osteopathy clinic in Europe, where he received the Award for Paediatric Osteopathy, and where he continues to volunteer. He is also a Member of the Sutherland Cranial College of Osteopathy (MSCCO) and holds a Diploma in Sports Massage (ITEC 3).

You can book a consultation with Bernard at:

Brackenbury Natural Health Clinic 30 Brackenbury Road London W6 0BA


The Chelsea Practice for Osteopathy 186 Fulham Road (1st floor) London SW10 9PN

Bookings: 07711 43 68 68

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