Monday, 16 March 2009

Day 85 - Osteopathy

"Osteopathy recognises the importance of the link between the structure of the human body and the way it functions. Osteopaths focus on the body’s skeleton and joint function along with the underlying muscles, soft tissue and internal organs.

Osteopaths consider each person as an individual. Utilising a highly developed sense of touch, they identify problem areas of the body. Using gentle stretching and mobilising techniques as well as manipulating joints, an osteopath works with the body to create the perfect conditions to facilitate the healing process.

Treatment usually consists of a combination of soft-tissue releasing techniques, and some specific adjustments affecting joints and soft-tissues (muscles, tendons and ligaments).

Osteopathic treatment restores blood circulation, relaxing tight muscles and easing joint function, leaving you feeling less restricted and more comfortable."*


I am now back in London and very much hope to be able to solve my headache in the near future so as to resume work as soon as possible.

Lately I have thought about the possibility of having a trapped nerve.

I went to see an osteopath this morning who was recommended to me by a close friend. His step father had seen the very same osteopath who had worked wonders on him.

The osteopath in question specialised in cranial osteopathy and worked on my head, shoulder and facial muscles. He moved my muscles and joints using a number of diverse techniques including stretching, gentle pressure and resistance.

After the treatment, I felt light headed, dizzy and somewhat tearful. The osteopath explained that given all the work he had done on my body, these feelings were normal.

He asked me to return next week for the second treatment. In the meantime, he told me to try and relax and enjoy myself as much as possible as he believes this will very much contribute to ameliorating my headache.

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