Osteopathy is a system of manual medicine where the hands are used to diagnose and treat. There are no harmful side-effects, and osteopaths are taught to use minimal force.
It is based on the principle that the well-being of an individual depends on the skeleton, muscles, ligaments and connective tissues all functioning smoothly together.
An holistic therapy which applies pressure to specific points and areas on the feet. Although it is not used to diagnose or cure health disorders, it can have a beneficial effect on general health, restoring balance and harmony in the body, releasing tension and anxiety, improving circulation and sleep patterns and providing relaxation - helping the body to heal itself.
A form of massage that can greatly benefit someone regularly engaged in physical activity. Designed to correct imbalances in problems in soft tissues of the body (muscles, fascia, tendons and ligaments) that are caused from repetitive and strenuous physical activity and trauma. Sports massage, prior to and after exercise, may enhance performance, aid recovery and prevent injury.
Dry Needling is a form of acupuncture, sometimes called 'modern acupuncture', and is used for the treatment of myofascial pain and dysfunction.
The approach is based on Western anatomical and neurophysiological principles. Not to be confused with the Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) technique of acupuncture (Travell & Simons 1999).