What is Soft Tissue Osteopathy ?
Soft Tissue Osteopathy focus on all body tissue other than the bones.
Soft tissues in the body include muscles, tendons and ligaments. Although a massage may seem similar to soft tissue osteopathic techniques, they totally are different. Traditional massage mainly focused on muscles. It involves the use of broad movements. On the other hand, this osteopathic techniques is more targeted. The techniques work other tissues other than muscles.
Unlike traditional massage, osteopathy has set objectives. Once the required reaction has been achieved, the application of the techniques stops. A technique accomplishes its purpose when the muscle or tendon relaxes.
How can this technique help You ?
Our soft tissue techniques help restore your body’s functions as well as ease pain for patients. Each of the different techniques has its specific benefits. Some of the general benefits that you can get from soft tissue techniques include:
- Increasing relaxation and reducing stress
- Releasing body tension (dissipate stress related symptoms)
- Relieving pain in different parts of the body such as the back, joints, the neck and the head
- Improving flexibility and motion range
- Treating indigestion
How is Soft Tissue Osteopathy Performed ?
Our osteopath will use their hands to find areas of weakness, tenderness, restriction or strain within your body.
This technique is not painful. However, it’s not unusual to feel sore or stiff in the first few days after treatment.
Like for all our techniques, you won’t need to undress. Only remove you shoes and lay down on the table. Then, let our specialist do the rest. Our sessions generally lasts 60 minutes. Your osteopath will discuss with you on the number of subsequent sessions (if any needed) for your symptoms to improve.