This type of Osteopathy is used by an increasing number of osteopaths. It has been in use since the 1930s when it was developed by an osteopathic practitioner in the USA, William Garner Southerland.
In Cranial Osteopathy there is very little force used as the osteopath gently encourages change in the body toward a more normal state.
Patients like this type of Osteopathy because it is very gentle and has positive results. It also allows for the treatment of a broader range of conditions.