Cranial Osteopathy is a very gentle non-invasive technique where the skull is gently assessed, for any restricted movements, which may have occurred during birth.
It is a popular belief that babies do not have any structural restrictions throughout their bodies, due to the fact they are so new, but during the delivery the baby's head comes under an enormous amount of compression. Moulding of the head occurs to allow the skull bones to overlap one another, to successfully travel through the birth canal. However if there are unequal pressures applied to the skull, during any part of this journey, this can leave the head looking an odd shape. After delivery, the head gradually unmoulds over the next few days, however, this unmoulding process may be left incomplete, especially if the birth has been difficult i.e. a long or fast labour, interventions were used i.e ventouse, forceps or a C-Section.