My first experience of Cranial Osteopathy for babies was early on in my career and to be honest when I first heard about it I was very quick to dismiss it. My client who I was working with at the time suggested that we make an appointment to take her 6 week old baby to see a cranial osteopath. This practice had been recommended by her GP and she had heard lots of good things about the treatment for babies suffering from stress due to long
labour or a difficult delivery?
I was very intrigued so we attended the clinic together. James had shown signs of stress and discomfort from the very beginning. It was so sad to witness and he seemed permanently angry with the world. His arms and legs would be constantly thrashing about. Swaddling him was the only way of calming him down. I watched as the osteopath began his first session with James and I have to admit it was amazing to witness his magic and instantly
watch as James began to relax his limbs, by the end of the first session James had fallen asleep.
James had a further two sessions with the cranial osteopath in the weeks that followed and the difference was amazing. James was so happy and his sleeping improved within a couple of days. I was totally converted and I am very happy to recommend cranial osteopathy to any parent who have similar issues with their baby. Your GP or Health Visitor may be able to recommend a practice in your area. A little bit of magic works wonders!