Some time ago, Myoki asked if I would be willing to write a guestblog on the subject of osteopathy. Of course! I love to share about my wonderful profession.
I often relate nature to my treatment, to clarify why it works what I do. The idea behind osteopathy is that the complaint that someone experiences is not usually created at the place where people feel pain. So, we look for the rootcause, the place where the complaint starts.
Imagine a large rock rolling down a mountain into a river. The water cannot go beyond the rock and the bed behind the rock dries up. The water tries to find another way to keep flowing. Every year, stones are added, but the river is still doing well enough.But then, on a certain spring day, a huge avalanche of stones comes along with the many melt water and blocks the river. The river after the barrier dries up, while the river before the barrier floods and also floods the land. Then of course we can carry the water with buckets over the barrier to de dried up side of the river. That might be a solution. Efficient? Effective? Not really…it takes up a lot of time and the effect is minimal. The best solution is to remove the stones, so that the river can resume its normal flow.
Exactly thát is osteopathy. We remove the rock and the stones. The rock is the rootcause why your body is not moving as it can. In your case it might be a sprain the causes trouble with your knee. For another it may be years of rocks and stones that will eventually cause backpain. That is the challenge in my profession, every person has his own story, his own river with more or fewer stones, a highter flow velocity, a deep bed, you name it.
Osteopathy is a manual treatment method, which means I only use my hands to look for what hinders you in your recovery and to remedy that wherever possible. Because I go in the search of the cause, your personal rocks and stones, every treatment is different. Personal, focused on you and what your body, your river, tells me.
It also happens that a complaint cannot be resolved, because the bed of your river has been permanently changed by an accident or operation. Then we look for the place where we can make room, where stones can be removed, so that your river keeps flowing and you don’t have to drag with buckets.
This is why I love my profession so much. It is personal, focused on what hinders you, on what you need. Together we look for what hinders you in your recovery and what makes your body not flowing.No day, no client is the same, everyone has their own story. It is just like a walk in the mountains, on the banks of a river. Sometimes easy, sometimes heavy, always a new view. And always a feeling of satisfaction, of wonder, even though the walk went differently than planned.