Cranial Osteopathy is a form of hands on treatment which many Osteopaths use and parents will often bring their babies to the clinic for this type of treatment. It is very gentle and involves an Osteopath “listening” with their hands to subtle tensions in the body. It often appears as if the Osteopath is hardly touching the patient because it is so soft and gentle. The birth process as well as subsequent knocks and falls can affect the way in which babies, children and adults react resulting in tension or pain within their body. Cranial Osteopathy can be described as a relaxing or unwinding process.