The practitioner applies light pressure by massaging the head of the cranial nerves to create a feeling of balance and calm in the body, paying attention to the involuntary mechanisms of the body. Cranial osteopathy is a form of treatment that can help people suffering from anxiety or depression. Cranial osteopathy is most often associated with hypnotherapy and relaxation to treat anxiety. This type of head massage targets the parasympathetic nervous system, which can provide a sense of calm and well-being. This in turn can alleviate anxiety and depression, as the body feels balanced and painless. Because each person is different, it is difficult to say how many sessions are needed to treat anxiety and depression. Cranial osteopathy can help relieve pain and tension in the body. Anxiety and depression affect the whole body. If you suffer from anxiety and depression, life can be incredibly difficult. If you’re interested in finding a local cranial osteopath, check out our therapeutic directory. You may experience a slight sensation, but it should be relaxing and very similar to a normal massage session. You do not need to undress, although loose clothing may be more comfortable. It can also cause physical problems such as indigestion, heartburn, ulcers and abdominal cramps. The treatment is not painful, it is not unpleasant and the doctor will always tell you what you are doing. The doctor applies light pressure to the scalp with “his” hands.