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Cranial Osteopathy Marlow

Ann Thompson BSc (Hons) Ost

Osteopath specialising in Cranial Osteopathy, Marlow

_D3_3574edit02Ann is delighted to bring the benefits of osteopathy to the community – be it for babies, children, the elderly or any one in between. She utilises a broad range of osteopathic techniques including cranial osteopathy and gentle joint and soft tissue manipulation, selecting the most appropriate approach according to the needs and preferences of the individual. Ann is passionate about the high level of care she offers and, in addition to reducing symptoms, she aims to educate, enlighten and encourage patients to participate in their own recovery, including exercise rehabilitation when appropriate.

Prior to qualifying as an osteopath Ann spent a number of years working as a Personal Trainer and as an exercise specialist for the NHS on cardiac rehabilitation and fall prevention programs across Buckinghamshire.   In 2010, after 5 years of rigorous training, Ann achieved an honours degree in Osteopathy from the College of Osteopaths in London. Her post graduate training includes ‘Osteopathy in the Cranial Field’ with the Sutherland Cranial College. Ann’s research has focused on the side-effects and effective treatment of long-term, recurrent ear infections in children.


What is cranial osteopathy?

Cranial Osteopathy uses gentle touch, often focussed on the head or sacrum, in order to release strains and tension held in the body which may be preventing it from functioning properly. Cranial Osteopathy is an effective treatment for all ages and for a wide range of conditions.


What do cranial osteopaths treat?

Babies and Children           

  • glue ear
  • nasal & sinus problems
  • reflux
  • ear infections
  • colic
  • constipation
  • feeding problems
  • insomnia
  • restlessness
  • behavioural difficulties
  • support treatment for autism
  • traumatic deliveries
  • flat head
  • asthma
  • back pain & headaches
  • many other conditions


  • sleep problems
  • stress
  • anxiety
  • sinus problems
  • asthma
  • breathing problems
  • coccyx pain
  • pelvic pain
  • headaches
  • migraines
  • acute and chronic injuries
  • support treatment for MS
  • many other conditions

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Thank you for all your wonderful help and support for my son. Before your treatments, Jamie’s headaches and neck pain were getting so bad that he couldn’t concentrate on his school work and wasn’t able to effectively prepare for his exams. It was a very stressful period. You really helped ease his symptoms and allow him to return to a normal life. I wish I had known about the effectiveness of cranial treatment for orthodontic work beforehand!

Mum of Jamie, 17 years

cranial treatment to support body during orthodontic work

I can’t thank you enough for what you have done for Zach (and all your kind words!). He is now a much more contented baby. It was clear when Zach was 6-weeks that he was suffering with colic-type symptoms, he looked like he was in a lot of pain and had that real high-pitched cry at night time. With each treatment, I always noticed an improvement; crying less, sleeping better and opening his bowels easier. I thought there was no light at the end of the tunnel but osteopathic treatment has worked wonders!

Mum of Zach, 6 weeks old

cranial treatment for gut disturbances

I was horrified when I woke up one morning and couldn’t move because my lower back was so stiff and painful. It was so bad that I could not go to work. Although, I had a long history of back problems following a car accident, this was the first severe episode. Thankfully, my first visit with you provided instant relief. Three more visits and some really good advice and my back felt so much better. Having a treatment with you every 2-months gives me the confidence that I will remain pain free and in good working order for the future. Thank you so much Ann.

Nikki, 40 years

structural osteopathy for back pain

Thank you so much for treating our baby daughter. After researching osteopathic treatment for colic, I brought her to see you. Within 3 treatments you have really helped her. I don’t know what you did on Wednesday but she can now turn her head to the right side easily too!

Mum of Alisha, 8 weeks old

cranial treatment for colic and neck problems

Thank you for keeping me going! Your expert treatment, patience and kindness is very much appreciated. After I see you, it feels like a weight has been lifted off my neck and shoulders! I promise to keep doing my exercises – thank you!

Elizabeth, 64 years

structural osteopathy for neck and shoulder pain and cranial treatment for headaches

Our son has seen Ann for 4 sessions so far. She has a wonderful approach with him, is very calm, engaging and manages to get him to lie still for the session – quite an achievement as he’s naturally a restless child! Within 2 sessions, we started to see some of his anxieties reduce, an improvement in his jaw problem and a significant improvement in his sleep pattern.

Mum of Ben, age 6

cranial treatment for anxiety, difficulty settling at night and clicky jaw


Hands on Health
Jane is like a 'muscle whisperer' - after a few minutes my sore, tense muscles turn to putty in her hands!

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Contact Details

52 Marlow Bottom, Marlow, Bucks SL7 3NB Tel: 01628 474805