Osteopathy massage is a form of manual therapy, where a trained professional uses their hands to manipulate the soft tissues of the body for therapeutic purposes. The therapist will apply different levels of pressure to help restore the natural balance of the soft tissues.
There are various techniques of massages:
Deep tissue massage
Shiatsu and many others
Although their names and approaches are different, osteopathic massage all aims to treat a person’s needs and be part of a holistic treatment for the individual.
Massage therapy has been present and used for many centuries across the world from India to Greece. In China, there are writings showing this form of treatment as far as 2700 BC.
Osteopathy Massage therapy can be used to help in the treatment of musculoskeletal injuries, sports recovery, to help prepare for a competition, during pregnancy or simply to help the body and mind to relax and reduce stress.
The benefits of osteopathy massage are increased blood flow to tissues, increase venous flow, reduced muscle tension, an increase of lymphatic flow and of course reduction of stress.
For these reasons, here at My Osteo London, we use osteopathy massage as part of our holistic treatment of each person and personalise it to the needs of each individual while going through the road back to health.