Osteopathy is a fully hands on approach to healing and uses a wide range of techniques to treat muscles, fascia tissue, joints, ligaments, and nerves. Techniques are divided into two categories, direct and indirect. Direct techniques are used in a structural, or musculo-skeletal approach and include joint articulation, massage, and stretching. Indirect techniques work with the body, and the aim is to encourage joints, ligaments or fascia/connective tissue into ease to to release tension. These techniques and are perfect for children, frail and elderly or more sensitive people and those with chronic pain. Indirect techniques have the added benefit of calming and balancing the nervous system and include balanced ligamentous tension, positional release, some visceral and neural release tcchniques and “Osteopathy in the Cranial Field” or “Biodynamics”.