Each individual is unique in their response to ailments or traumas along with their ability to heal due to genetic differences, nutritional, psychological or sociocultural factors, prior injuries, and other environmental factors.
Osteopathy acknowledges this uniqueness and therefore can be effective, whether you have an acute, one time injury, or a chronic, recurring, long-term condition. The key to acknowledging this uniqueness in a meaningful way as an osteopath is engaging your body in a thoughtful and respectful manner, recognizing that your body, emotion, mind and spirit comprise a complex system that is expressing health at any given moment.
During or after an osteopathy session, you may feel a release (physical, emotional and/or mental), decreased pain, increased range of motion, improved muscle and joint movements, improved respiratory and digestive health, improved flow through the cerebrovascular and lymphatic systems, relaxation, a sense of balance or harmony, and a change in the perception or understanding of your body. These are all indicators of Osteopathy assisting your body’s natural expression of health.
Health is a process that requires care and time. To help your body through this process, you may consider reducing your level of strenuous activity after a session and engaging in other forms of self-care.