During a therapy, the doctor of osteopathy will use a range of gentle hand techniques. Such as soft tissue stretching, deep tactile pressure and manipulation of joints. Each technique aims to improve circulation and restore balance in the body systems.
If one part of the body is restricted, the rest of the body has to adapt and compensate for this loss of movement. This leads to inflammation, pain, stiffness and other health conditions. Back pain, neck pain, headaches, arthritis, sinus, pregnancy issues, just to name a few . In fact, the consequences of restriction of a part may be manifold and far-reaching.
For example, a restriction to the liver may influence the metabolism, which in turn may lead to digestive problems related to fat and sugar intolerances. Or it may influence the mechanics of the spine, which may lead to pain and reduced vitality. We have also seen the effects of a hysterectomy on other organs, and how these can result in digestive symptoms. As well as bowel issues such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome.
When the body is free of restrictions in movement, Osteopathic treatment can assist the body with pain minimisation. As well as reduced stress and greater mobility, and in doing so, provide the body with the opportunity of healing itself.