Gentle manual therapy to encourage the body’s optimal function.
What is osteopathy?
Osteopathy is a holistic and traditional manual therapy. The goal of the practitioner is to find the underlying cause of the symptoms the body is experiencing and restoring the natural healing capabilities of the body. Osteopathic treatment works to restore proper body mechanics, nerve impulses and the circulation of body fluids. The treatments are not time-based, they are based on what your body’s needs are at that time.
The practitioner’s role is to encourage the self healing capacity through manual treatment. We allow the nature to do its job of removing the obstacles and obstructions that will interfere with the proper nutrition and drainage of the body’s tissues.
Osteopathy’s treatment philosophy seeks to identify areas of the body that are restricted or constricted, then gently eases their restrictions so that normal function can resume.
Since osteopathic treatments are very gentle, it can help all populations of people from an infant to a senior adult. Osteopathic treatments are safe, gentle and relaxing, and people who receive it are more likely to have an increase of vitality and better overall health.
Osteopathic treatments can be used to effectively reduce and alleviate pain in a number of different areas including back pain, neck pain, headaches and much more.
Osteopathic Manual Practitioners can help prevent the recurrence of an injury or an acute condition or the development of an injury due to lifestyle factors through regular osteopathic care by keeping the body in optimal alignment.
Osteopathy is also able to provide treatments that provide relief from the symptoms of many chronic illnesses.
Osteopathy is a manual therapy that treats the whole person through a comprehensive and thorough case history and assessment. Through this the practitioner determines the onset of distress to the body and determine a treatment protocol.
Osteopathic Manual Practitioners identify restrictions that may inhibit inherent healing through precise palpation skills and relieve them so the body can naturally restore health to the areas in distress.
Osteopathy allows for normal interrelationships between the body’s anatomy and physiology. Once all fluids- blood, lymph and nerve- are given freedom of passage and allowed to flow, health is restored naturally.
It consists of a complete health history review and consultation. A full osteopathic assessment is performed followed by a general treatment.
It begins with a brief assessment to understand how the body is responding and adapting to the treatment followed by an Osteopathic treatment.
What is massage therapy?
Massage therapy is a type of manual therapy in which a trained and certified professional manipulates the soft tissues of your body — muscle, connective tissue, tendons, ligaments and skin — using varying degrees of pressure and movement.
Massage is generally considered part of complementary and integrative medicine. It’s increasingly being offered along with standard treatment for a wide range of medical conditions and situations.
Studies of the benefits of massage demonstrate that it is an effective treatment for reducing stress, pain and muscle tension. Massage therapy may be recommended to help patients with pain and stress of chronic diseases and chronic stress.
Massage is a part of complementary and integrative medicine. It can be a part of your treatment plan for a wide range of medical conditions and situations.
Studies of the benefits of massage demonstrate that it is an effective treatment for reducing stress, pain and muscle tension.
Some studies have found massage may also be helpful for:
- Chronic pain
- Digestive disorders
- Insomnia related to stress
- Myofascial pain syndrome
- Repetitive injuries
- Soft tissue strains or injuries
- Sports injuries
- Temporomandibular joint pain
Beyond the benefits for specific conditions or diseases, some people enjoy massage because it is a way to relax and connect with your body.
Your registered massage therapist will go through a full health history review and assessment before your first treatment. Please be sure to bring any pertinent imaging records, prescriptions, and medical records to your visit. Let our registered massage therapist know of any existing conditions, areas of sensitivity, and preferences that you might have prior to your treatment.
Subsequent massage therapy visits will continue on your treatment plan determined by your clinical team. Periodic assessments will take place to optimize your progress in healing.
For soothing aches and pains, melting stress away, or rehabilitating to your body’s optimal function.