Pippa Middleton's Son Treated By Therapy That 'Retunes' Bodyby Robert Dunne
Pippa Middleton, the younger sister to the Duchess of Cambridge, has revealed that she has been paying for her one-year-old son to receive a form of ‘alternative’ therapy said to ‘retune the body’.
The therapy, called ‘Cranial Osteopathy’, is a non-invasive form of therapy involving using your hands on the skull or the spine, to tune into the ‘Craniosacral rhythm’, before then manipulating the body of the patient. This type of therapy has been hailed for its use to treat babies for colic, bad sleeping patterns and some digestive issues. Currently, despite the growing popularity on its use on infants, there is a lack of scientific evidence supporting the legitimacy of this form of therapy, with critics still claiming it to be a “pseudo-science”.
Despite this, Pippa Middleton continues to stand by the treatment, claiming that her one-year-old son Arthur has had physical benefits from the therapy. When talking about the benefits of the treatment, the 36-year-old quoted Kam Pansear, from London Osteopathic Care, who explained the treatment “uses gentle, non-invasive techniques to gently manipulate the head and spine, which affects the whole body”.
Writing in Waitrose Weekend Magazine, she continued her support by saying “Soon after Arthur last year, I heard a few mums talking about seeing a cranial osteopath. It’s a popular alternative therapy for newborns, particularly those who have had a traumatic birth, are unsettled, or have trouble sleeping”, and after starting the treatment, Pippa explained “ I was fascinated to see how calming it was for him, but also how valuable the feedback was. The osteopath noticed one side of his neck was tighter than the other, which explained why he favoured one side sleeping. She also saw that his arms were stronger than his legs, so she gave me an exercise to help him”. In addition to using the treatment for her son, Pippa also suggested the treatment could be an effective help for mums, saying “ It is an expense...but well worth it” suggesting the audience for such a treatment could be growing.