What Is Osteopathic Massage?
The Laying on of Hands has had many references in history and religion with the aim of bringing about healing with Faith. Obviously, Osteopaths do not claim to heal by Faith, but there is still the power of touch to bring about health by getting the body to realign and function more efficiently.
Osteopathic Massage is a deep connective tissue massage that often combines articulation of joints to encourage better function of both muscles and joints. The act of massage kneads fluid out of a muscle and then fresh oxygenated blood returns to the muscle belly upon release of the stretch. This action helps break down connective tissue fibres developing in over-tight muscle which cause knots and 'gristle' points. Fresh oxygenated blood is needed for a muscle to contract and then relax efficiently and so massage also enables the muscles to function elastically and smoothly.
In the Middle Ages your local Osteopath would have been a travelling Bone Setter going around the region and gathering in Market Squares for the locals to seek their therapeutic aid.
Nowadays, Osteopathy has developed to become a more complex provider of physical therapy. Here at Kingston & Teddington Osteopathy we hope to provide Osteopathic Care for your whole family. Cranial Osteopathy for Babies and across the spectrum of physical problems for Adults and the Elderly.
Should you wish to know more about Osteopathic Massage or would like to book a session please call Kingston & Teddington Osteopathy on 02089776396.