Osteopathy is a manual form of therapy. It is based on a respectful attitude towards the self-regulating forces of nature and a holistic approach towards the human organism respectively towards the unity of body and mind.
We assume that the human organism represents a healthy, functioning system based on its nature and tendency. The individual aspects of this system form a functional unit and are interdependent.
Just like running water continuously refreshes itself while standing water becomes turbid, already minor movement restrictions in the body can lead to a deterioration of the function of all aspects of the organism (e.g. muscles, joint, breathing, nervous system, internal organs) and have a negative influence on well-being and health. The causes of such movement restrictions can be very versatile: minor and major accidents, surgeries, infections, one-sided physical strain – but also emotional stress and certain lifestyle and eating habits. This can result in an accumulation of compensation patterns whose continuity costs a lot of energy.
Osteopathy aims at dissolving such compensation patterns, achieving the best possible mobility in all structures of the body and hence activating the self-healing forces of the body in order to regain a status of balance in health and well-being. Osteopathy offers the possibility to not just ease the symptoms but also to recognize and eliminate their sometimes hidden causes. It offers a wide range of possibilities – it can help the body to regain a state of increased mobility and balance in health and well-being with both perceptible and subtle techniques.