Rehana is an Osteopath working primarily in the Cranial Field.
Osteopathy works on the basis that the body is intelligent and self regulating. However, at times of stress, injury and challenging life events, the body can struggle to re-balance itself and this can lead to discomfort, pain and general dysfunction. The body can be seen as ‘carrying’ layers of history in a person’s life.
For example: a difficult birth which required forceps, an old rib injury which still bears scar tissue, childhood asthma with recurrent wheezing during colds, wisdom teeth extractions or a brace fitting, migraines in the teenage years or a fall many years ago. All of these remain, to some extent, manifest in the body and may be the cause of recurrent ill health. Sometimes they will not become relevant again until many years later, when the individual finds it more difficult to recover from a new injury.
Rehana trained at the British College of Osteopathic Medicine in London and continued with postgraduate training in Paediatric Osteopathy at the Osteopathic Centre for Children.
Osteopaths use their hands to ‘listen’ to the body, to assess and treat underlying stresses and strains, to encourage optimal structural balance, movement, drainage and fluid flow and so allow good function and expression of health to return.
The ‘cranial’ approach is renowned for its gentle, yet highly effective and profound, treatment for babies and children, but it is also very relevant for work with adults and teenagers in any range of health issues.
Rehana specialises in working with postural strains, incorporating the balance of the face, sinuses and jaw, pregnancy related issues and seeing babies and children through their development. She has worked within the NHS and in private practice.