Golden Palm Massage and Wellness
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is osteopathy?
Osteopathy, or osteopathic approach, is a hands-on manual therapy treatment method that looks at the way the body functions as whole, rather than viewing its parts or symptoms separately (i.e. a hurt shoulder here, a neck strain there).
It’s based on the philosophy that the body has an innate ability to heal itself when its components are in balance. The goal of osteopathy is to restore that proper balance and function, allowing your body to heal through its own natural processes. It works to balance your nervous, circulatory and lymphatic systems, improving your range of motion and relieving discomfort or other symptoms.
The four principles of osteopathic philosophy
The philosophy of osteopathy has four main principles:
Each structure in your body supports the overall function of your body.
The natural flow of your body’s fluids (i.e. lymphatic, vascular and neurological) needs to be preserved and maintained.
The physical, emotional, social, spiritual and cognitive systems of your body don’t operate in isolation. They are interrelated and have to work in harmony to provide you with good health.
Without restrictions on its systems, the body is capable of healing itself.
What is massage therapy?
Massage therapy involves hands-on manipulation of the body’s tissues including muscles, connective tissue, tendons, ligaments and joints, to help decrease pain and improve mobility. By increasing circulation and the supply of oxygen and nutrients to the body, massage is able to promote the body’s natural healing process.
How will massage therapy help me?
Massage therapy can treat acute and chronic conditions including stress and anxiety, headaches, neck and back pain, sport injuries, arthritis and more. Massage is not only great on its own as a wellness strategy — we also recommend it as complementary therapy to physio, acupuncture and chiropractic therapies.