Cranial Osteopathy is well suited to treating babies and children, it is a gentle, un-intrusive approach to treatment and is safe and supportive. After 9 months of development in the womb, floating in the amniotic fluid, your baby is suddenly subject to huge compressive forces from the contractions of the uterus pushing it through the birth canal. To accommodate this compression the soft bones of the skull may overlap, twist and bend, sometimes leading to a rather misshapen head. This distortion normally starts to remould during the first few days after birth, but if the remoulding process is slow or incomplete the baby can experience problems which are not always in the head region. Cranial Osteopathy can help to undo stresses and strains from the Birth process, to help the body function more efficiently