In Part 1 of our introduction to classical osteopathy, we discussed how it is a non-invasive therapy centred around aligning your body’s internal systems and achieving balance.
With its focus on your body’s self-healing and self-regulating abilities, classical osteopathy is an all-natural therapy that uses gentle techniques to ensure your body is functioning (and in the future, will continue to function) at its best.
But what benefits does an osteopathic manual practitioner offer, and how will your health benefit from this kind of treatment?
Classical osteopathy can not only relieve pain, stress, and tension; it can also help improve sleep quality, alleviate symptoms of various illnesses, and prevent future injuries.
If you have a specific health issue or you’re just looking to restore balance within your body, a classical osteopathic treatment in Toronto can work with you to address these concerns.
In the meantime, let’s look at some of the specific health benefits of classical osteopathy.
Benefits Of Classical Osteopathy
Because classical osteopathy works by restoring balance to your entire body, from your immune system to your musculo-skeletal system, there are numerous different benefits to this kind of therapy.
If you’re suffering from one of the below symptoms or conditions, classical osteopathy may offer a solution – or it may work in conjunction with other treatments to help alleviate stress and pain.
1. It Can Relieve Back Pain
Back pain is a common concern for many individuals, and it can be difficult to both diagnose and treat.
Whether it is a result of posture, injury, or another unknown reason, classical osteopathy offers treatment solutions which may help.
Treatment of back pain involves gentle manipulation of muscles and soft tissues, but also joints as well.
Even if you’re not suffering from back pain, classical osteopathy can be used as preventative medicine.
Your osteopathic manual practitioner can use various techniques to diagnose potential areas of concern to ensure you remain pain-free in the future.
2. It Can Improve Sleep
If you’re suffering from chronic pain or stress, you know how disastrous this can be for your sleep health.
Sleep health is all about quantity and quality – getting enough sleep, and making sure the sleep you do get is restful.
Experiencing mental or physical discomfort can lead to a lack of proper sleep, which in turn can make your pain worse.
By restoring your body’s natural healing mechanisms and ensuring your body is functioning properly, classical osteopathy may help naturally improve your sleep quality.
If you’re struggling with a sleep disorder such as insomnia, classical osteopathy can assist you in getting a good night’s sleep every night.
3. It Can Reduce Discomfort From Chronic Illnesses
Classical osteopathy is not only used as treatment for conditions involving your muscles and joints.
It is also used to treat other chronic illnesses that affect various parts of your body.
Asthma and various digestive problems including irritable bowel syndrome may benefit from classical osteopathic treatments.
Classical osteopathy may also help relieve symptoms of arthritis by reducing inflammation and improving circulation.
Unlike other kinds of manual therapy, classical osteopathy affects more than your musculo-skeletal system.
4. It Can Help Prevent Injury
Preventing future injuries can be just as important as dealing with existing ones.
Your osteopathic manual therapy practitioner can work with you to determine what your body needs to stay healthy, which may include posture advice, various stretches, exercises, and stress reduction.
Classical osteopathy encourages the body’s natural healing mechanisms, which can have positive effects such as reducing scars.
Your body will thank you for catching potential injuries before they happen.
5. It Can Be Relaxing
Classical osteopathy is known to reduce stress levels, leaving you relaxed and ready to take on the day.
This relaxation may be shown through increased circulation and reduced blood pressure.
You may also find your stress levels are much lower following your treatment.
This is because of classical osteopathy’s effects on your nerve supply and immune system, reducing tension and improving mood and energy levels.
Contact Annex Naturopathic
There are countless physical and mental benefits to pursuing classical osteopathic treatments.
Whether you’re concerned about your posture, you aren’t sleeping well, you have a specific illness causing you trouble, or even if you just want to make sure your body is functioning as it should – contact Annex Naturopathic.
We can align you with an experienced osteopathic manual therapy practitioner who is ready to work with you to determine a therapy plan that works for you and your body.
Ensuring your internal systems are balanced is important for you to feel as strong and healthy as possible, and classical osteopathy was formulated to do exactly that.
Classical osteopathy is an entirely natural, non-invasive, and often enjoyable treatment that will leave you feeling relaxed and capable.
Contact Annex Naturopathic today.
Yours in Health,
Dr. Marnie Luck, N.D
Annex Naturopathic Clinic is a clinic in Toronto that offers integrative healthcare solutions from Drs. Marnie Luck, ND, and Tanya Lee, ND