Craniosacral osteopathy @ The Medicine Garden Cranial osteopathy is a specialist field, which extends the principles of osteopathic medicine. It involves the gentle release of the skull bones as well as the spine, extremities and myofascia. Osteopathic treatment using the cranial approach is gentle, safe and can be effective for babies and children. Very specific, skilled, light pressure is applied where necessary to assist the natural ability of the body to release stresses and tensions. Common symptoms such as excessive crying, unhappy or unsettled states, feeding difficulties, reflux, colic, wind, and sleep disturbances can respond well to craniosacral techniques.