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What is osteopathic manual therapy?

Osteopathic manual therapy is body work that is done while fully clothed by using my hands to manipulate the soft tissues of your body. Soft tissues include muscles, fascia, tendons, skin, etc. Soft tissue manipulation is especially helpful for bone alignment and for organ health.

Bones can be aligned in a few ways. One method entails putting you in a particular position and then asking you to push a part of your body a certain way so that your own muscles pull the bone into place. Others include treating the soft tissues and reducing restrictions so that your bones can maintain their proper position.

Organs are manipulated to increase fluid around them to keep them slippery, to slightly adjust their position, to flush and decongest them when needed and to increase blood flow and fluid exchange so they can function properly and have increased nutrition delivered via the blood.

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