There is no need to remove clothing for treatment. It is essential that a patient’s modesty and beliefs are respected and that the patient feels relaxed throughout the treatment session. The form of massage used in this practice is deep soft tissue massage known as ‘inhibition’ which involves deep pressure and this can be applied through thin clothing. Ideal clothing for treatment is jogging bottoms and a thin t-shirt or vest. Any dermatological issues, moles, scar tissue and varicose veins, which would have been revealed in the case history, can be viewed with the patient’s consent before treatment commences.
Osteopathy might be able to help with the following
Back and neck pain
Hand forearm muscle strains
Calf muscle strains
Grinding teeth and tight fascial muscles
General aches and pains