The cranium

Eliminating tensions and compressions permanently thanks to osteopathic cranial manipulations.

The bones of the skull articulate with sutures (joints without cartilage) between them and are composed of canals and ridges through which travel nerves, veins and arteries.

The cranium is supple in its response to traumas so as to protect these anatomical pathways, as well as the brain and its cerebral spinal fluid circulation.

A mechanical disturbance of these cranial sutures, or of the bone elasticity itself, can generate torsion or compression at entry or exit of these vascular and nervous structures, inducing :

  • head aches,
  • migraines,
  • impairing vision,
  • reducing attention and concentration,
  • and altering :
    • sleep patterns,
    • memory skills,
    • as well as mood and behavior.

Osteopathic cranial manipulations help restore mechanical relationship between the bones, release compressions on the vital structures and stimulate fluid circulation around the brain and spinal cord.

The osteopath also releases the excess tension of the thick membrane-like meninges (the dura ), that attach inside the cranial bones, upper three cervical vertebrae, and travel down inside the spinal canal to fix on the sacrum in the pelvis. These techniques release tightness in the cervical and lumbar spine as well as traumatic forces experienced in whiplash accidents.

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