What is osteopathy?


Osteopathy is a healthcare profession that treats the body as a whole. Treatments are done manually and different techniques and principles of treatment are used to make the body work better. Human being is a whole and therefore in osteopathy the goal is the know the whole situation of health and problem is faced as wide as possible.

All tissues are connected to each other and that is the reason why pain is often in a different place that its cause.For example dysfunction in the ankle or in the pelvic area might be the cause of headaches. The goal of osteopathy is to restore the balance in the body, to make it work as it was designed to work. This is done by following the osteopathic principles of treatment by combining different techniques to restore the fluid flow. In that way the self-healing, self-regulating mechanism can work at its best and do all the necessary adjustments.

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Osteopathy has a lot of different techniques that are designed to have an effect on different tissue levels. They can be used to release tension from muscles, increase movement of joints, increase fluid flow, calm and balance nervous system or for example have an direct or indirect effect on the intestines. Due to the wide collection of techniques, the treatment can be adjusted to fit the individual situation and person as well as possible. It also enables a very soft treatment where the body is guided to the right direction in order for it to heal itself.