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Is Osteopathy Good For My Baby?

Congratulations! Being a new parent is as joyful as it’s hard, we get it.  After the happiness of finally meeting your new baby, came the anxiety that overtook you when you realised that there are certain things nobody prepared you for such as colics and reflux.

And now you find yourself asking how to improve your baby’s health in a gentle, natural way, making life a little easier for the both of you.

You’ve probably heard from your midwife about cranial osteopathy for babies, and have done some research about it, but in the end it all comes down to one question “Is Osteopathy good for my baby?”.

Find out why this technique might save you and your newest addiction from sleepless nights and tummy aches!

Why Choose Osteopathy?

Osteopathy is a natural, holistic and gentle treatment suitable to diagnose and treat a great number of conditions. 

Its hands-on approach, combined with a deep knowledge of the human body as a whole, make it the perfect treatment for multifaceted health issues. 

Osteopaths are highly skilled medical professionals who hold relevant medical degrees in their field, and are trained to detect the early symptoms of any underlying condition.  

What Can Osteopathy Treat?

The process of birth is stressful for both mother and baby, but the effects on the latter are often overlooked. 

First of all, Cranial Osteopathy might help your baby deal with the effects of a prolonged birth. 

But it has been proven that it can positively affect your child’s digestion, improve their sleep and generally calm them. 

By massaging your baby’s skull bones, the osteopath aims at removing any blockage or tension that might then cause energetic imbalances and difficulties. By restoring the right energetic functionalities of the whole body, an osteopathy appointment could help your baby deal with:

  • Digestive issues
  • Disturbed sleep
  • Improving breastfeeding and nutrition
  • Birth trauma – including head shape asymmetries
  • Immune strengthening 
  • Anxiety and stress 

Isn’t It Painful Or Dangerous?

The thought of having a small child massaged and manipulated might seem scary. You might think that it’s going to be painful or dangerous for them.

During your appointment our resident Osteopath will assess any health concern in a gentle and holistic way, making sure that your baby is not in pain. 

They will then proceed using a soft tissue massage to stimulate the nerve supply to all tissues of the body and to increase the blood flow.

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