As Manual Osteopathy students we recognize a patient as an integrated whole. We work to maintain, improve and restore the normal physiological function of interrelated body structures and systems, enhancing the body’s natural ability to heal itself. A fundamental belief of osteopathy is that alignment in the body creates greater function and expression of health.
As registered massage therapist our approach to healthcare emphasizes the role of the musculoskeletal system for health. It is holistic approach taking into consideration the entire body. This gentle hands on approach of treatment to the musculoskeletal system (bones, muscles and joints), along with the viscera (organs and related tissues) and craniosacral system is based on the belief that the body is capable of healing itself.
Our approach is based on encouraging the physiological expression of health through the body's extraordinary ability to self regulate. We are trained to observe and understand how the connection between bones, nerves, joints, myofascial connective tissue and muscles in a specific region can have an influence on other regions of the body.
Hands-on treatments involves mobilization and gentle manipulation of the musculoskeletal, cranio-sacral, and visceral systems as therapeutic tools used to benefit and treat the person as a whole.