Osteopathic Techniques

There are a variety of osteopathic techniques, including ones as subtle as light touch to an area of the body to engage your body’s innate ability to heal. Techniques are often applied in some combination, either during a single session or over the course of multiple sessions, depending on your body’s response to treatment and the complexity of the condition being treated. The techniques highlighted below are ones that Christine uses most frequently, given the kinds of conditions she treats, the clients she sees, and her particular philosophy of practice.

Cranial Osteopathy

Cranial closeupCranial Osteopathy is based on the intricate interactions of the brain, spinal cord, cerebrospinal fluid, cranial bones, sacrum and peripheral nervous system. Christine feels for fluid fluctuations, tension in the membranes, and movement of bones to engage your body’s expression of health and improve nervous system function, cerebrospinal fluid flow, membranous tension and articular strains.  — read more

Myofascial Release

Tightness in the fascia can contribute to or be the primary culprit of pain, restricted motion, and impediment to blood and lymphatic flow. Christine feels for positional and movement-related asymmetries in various areas of your body and applies a specific, directional, gentle touch to release tightness and restore fascia balance and harmony.  — read more

Counterstrain and Facilitated Positional ReleaMyofascial armpitse

This is a gentle indirect technique that addresses strained muscles, tendons or ligaments. Christine applies counterstrain and positions your body to a point of balance that she feels for, allowing tenderpoints in the tissue to release, and restoring muscle and tendon mobility.  — read more

Muscle energy closeupMuscle Energy

Injury and overuse can cause strained muscles, resulting in muscles and joints becoming restricted. Muscle energy assists in restoring muscle function, as well as improves vascular and lymphatic flow that was restricted by strained muscles.  — read more

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