What is Osteopathy?

Osteopathy is a type of gentle manual therapy that focuses on the close connection between structure and function. It aims to optimize body functioning by improving the resilience of body structures and the mechanical relationships between them.

Osteopathy is founded on a holistic appreciation of the human being: recognizing that all aspects of a person (physical, mental, emotional) are closely related; that the whole is more than the sum of its parts; that all of those parts are in constant communication with each other; and, that the body has tremendous healing capacity within itself.

In practical terms, what this means for clients is that I evaluate them from head to toe, gently addressing all areas where the tissue resilience and adaptability (or movement) are significantly lacking; that we don’t ignore the person in the body – acknowledging that fatigue, emotions and stress affect suffering; and that during the visit, we will discuss achievable ways in which clients can tweak their “lifestyle hygiene” (posture, movement, stress management, sleep habits, etc).

My ultimate goal is for you to not need me as soon as possible!

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