The treatment is hands-on and will involve the osteopath using a very light touch. The therapist will not move very much, as he or she is listening to the patient’s body via their hands.
The treatment induces a state of deep relaxation. The patient may become aware of heat or other sensations like tingling as their body starts to reorganize. The breathing may slow and often a deep breath coincides with the release of tension. The osteopath can identify and relieve areas of pain and tension held in the patient’s body.