Mandy is a Fellow of the Sutherland Cranial College of Osteopathy, having completed nine modules of the post-graduate cranial osteopathic pathway. For more information, please see the Sutherland website: http://www.sutherlandcranialcollege.co.uk/, where there is detailed information about the history and philosophy of cranial osteopathy and a video of a baby being treated by a cranial osteopath.
Osteopathy is based on the principle that the structure and function of the body are intimately related and that the healthy balance and function of the musculoskeletal framework of the body is essential to whole body health. Osteopaths utilise a range of approaches, including massage, stretching, joint manipulation and cranial osteopathic techniques to help with this.
Cranial osteopathic techniques are safe, gentle and non-manipulative (i.e. do not involve joint manipulation). They are often used when treating young children and newborn infants, as well as adults who prefer them to manipulative techniques.
Mandy has recently submitted a doctoral research project investigating the experiences osteopaths and their patients have of cranial osteopathy. Feel free to ask her about it!