Cranial Osteopathy

Cranial osteopathy Cranial Osteopathy is a refined and subtle type of osteopathic treatment that uses very gentle manipulative pressure to encourage the release of stresses throughout the body, including the head. 

It is very effective in treating a wide range of conditions in people of all ages, from birth to old age.

Cranial osteopaths are trained to feel a very subtle, rhythmical shape change that is present in all body tissues.  This is called involuntary motion. 

The skull is made up of 26 bones which are intraicately joined in such a  way that during the rhythmical cycle of involuntary motion, the skull can actually change shape very slightly to accommodate the normal involuntary motion of the brain inside. 

Impacts to the head can block or disrupt this movement.  This can cause a very wide variety of problems both in the head and elsewhere in the body.Using involuntary motion in the tissue, osteopaths can feel whether a person is in an optimum state of health, or whether there is something preventing healthy movement of the tissues from occuring. 

A wide variety of conditions can be helped including: back and neck pain, headaches and migraine, stress and tension, M.E., unsettled babies, childhood problems and much more.


Shirley Kay is a registered Osteopath and a Naturopath.  Rob Day is a registered Osteopath

Contact and Appointments:

For more information or to book an appointment please contact

Osteopathy & Natural Health Clinic
70-72 Grange Road
West Kirby
Wirral CH48 4EG

Tel: 0151 625 1116

Or email Shirley through the Contact Us page.