Whether it’s chronic pain, stress, or an injury that won’t stop aching, the helping hands and skill of a professional osteopath might be exactly what your body is calling out for. Osteopathy is a complementary therapy which uses palpation, manipulation, stretching and massage techniques to help you get your body back to its best. It works with the structure and function of the body, and is based on the principle that the well-being of an individual depends on the skeleton, muscles, ligaments and connective tissues functioning smoothly together.
Your practitioner will work your muscles, bones and ligaments to encourage your body to heal itself, ideally negating the need to turn to other sources of pain relief.
During your treatment
Your osteopathic treatment shouldn’t be painful - if it is, or you’re not feeling comfortable with some techniques, let your osteopath know so they can adjust their style accordingly.
You'll be advised to undress to your underwear (or shorts or leggings if you’re more comfortable with that).