Cranial osteopathy is a branch of osteopathy that requires specialised training and experience. It's gentle nature lends itself well to the treatment of children. The technique is so-called because it recognises the importance of the subtle mechanical inner workings of the head, how these influence the health of the body and its future growth and balance. The term “cranial osteopathy” can be misleading as cranial techniques are employed on all parts of the body.