Wednesday, 24 October 2012

The magic man - A post on Cranial Osteopathy

Ok, Mac is fixed again, so onwards and upwards, oh and downwards... 

For me, life with a newborn at home was very up and down. One of the ups was taking Esme to see a simply quite lovely man. No, not her consultant, but a cranial osteopath named Chris Grey.

I wasn’t sure about cranial osteopathy, but this guy came highly recommended by the maternity matron. And as far as I was concerned, anything she suggested was definitely worth checking out. 

All I knew was that in those very early days when I held Esme, she screamed. When Simon held Esme, she screamed. In fact, when anyone held Esme, she pretty much screamed. Accept for that is, Chris Grey. The cranial osteopath. Who also became known in our house as the magic man.

Digressing randomly… I wish the magic man to be my grandpop in a future life. Along with Professor Robert Winston as the other one.

Anyway, the magic man. Picture this… ever so slightly wild hair, bright corduroy trousers, a floral waistcoat, piccolo in hand, sat beneath a Bodhi tree. Throw in a soft approach, calm aura, overall scruffiness and complete befuddlement, and you pretty much have Chris Grey.

His work place named The Wishing Well, oozes serenity. Not an ounce of technology can be found within it, only endearment and humanity. Oh and a bloody great cranial osteopath. For we entered the Wishing Well totally sceptic, and stepped out totally convinced. It was just plain weird how Esme stopped crying immediately he took her. What did he do? He asked for my pregnancy history and Esme’s birth experience and then ever so gently massaged and manipulated her little head and body.  Remarkably, it helped.

For more info on this subject, there's a great book:
'Osteopathy for children', written by Elizabeth C Hayden D.O.
ISBN 0 9532542 0 8 

Chris Grey 
The Wishing Well, 

PH: 01730 233802