Osteopaths use a wide range of hands on techniques to treat muscles, fascial/ connective tissue, joints, ligaments, and nerves. Techniques are divided into two categories, direct and indirect. Direct techniques involve the use of some force and are associated with a structural, or musculo- skeletal approach and include joint articulation, massage, manipulation and stretching. Indirect techniques work with the body, following a joint, ligament or fascia/connective tissue into ease to achieve a release of 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 fascial unwinding, positional release some visceral techniques and “Osteopathy in the Cranial Field” or “Biodynamics”.