Benefits of Manual Therapy
Manual Therapy encompasses many osteopathic modalities such as CranioSacral Therapy, Somato Emotional Release, Visceral Manipulation and Neural Manipulation. These modalities have proven to have numerous benefits. They are effective in providing:
Physical health benefits
- Illness and injury prevention
- Improved digestion
- Improved posture
- Improved sleep
- Physical pain relief
- Strengthened immune system
- Women‘s and men‘s health
Emotional pain relief and support
- Body–mind-spirit integration
- Grieving support after a break up or passing of loved ones
- Reduced stress and anxiety
Performance and productivity
- Enhanced energy and productivity
- Increase in athletic and stage performance
- Reduced stage fright
The soft tissue
Manual Therapy promotes release in soft tissue: fascia, muscle tissue and meninges. The space and flexibility created in the tissue not only resolve pain but also enhance the circulation of the cerebrospinal fluid, blood and lymph. This circulation is fundamental to a vital body as all fluids provide nutrition and detoxification. A better circulation of fluids improves the function of all systems: nervous, vascular, lymphatic, digestive, immune and respiratory. Manual Therapy restores the environment for all bodily systems to rejuvenate and function at their highest potential.
The hard frame
Manual Therapy also addresses the hard frame of the body, the skeleton. Decompressing the joints will alleviate unnecessary irritation and tears in the articulation as well as in vertebral discs. In turn, this helps rebalance the musculoskeletal system and relieves overpressure on ligaments, tendons and nerves.
Manual Therapy also offers a unique way to address the nervous system and therefore has a direct influence on all other systems and parts of the body.
The immune system can greatly benefit from the whole-body approach and diversity of techniques provided by Manual Therapy. These range from soft tissue release, which enhances fluid exchange, to dialog with cells and organs that draw the body’s awareness to a dysfunction and encourage change.
Women’s and Men’s Health
Manual Therapy has long proven very beneficial for many pelvic issues that may affect the urinary system or reproductive system of both females and males.
Whole body therapy
Manual Therapy has also been proven to be very effective when the situation is so complex that it can’t be helped by treating one or several body parts, but requires instead the treatment of an entire system. Many people come to Delia after having unsuccessfully tried numerous forms of therapy or exercise programs and are in desperate need of a fresh approach.
Manual Therapy has proved very effective in pain management. Addressing the body with a vast understanding often reaches the underlying cause of the pain and finally brings about long lasting relief. In many cases, Manual Therapy can avoid unnecessary surgeries (as much as 40% of surgeries may not be necessary) or an over-reliance on medications.
The all-encompassing quality of Manual Therapy has made it a primary resource to provide release from stress – acute, trauma or chronic – or handle a complex situation like post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) from a physical, emotional and spiritual point of view.
Manual Therapy promotes whole-body health and increases resistance to disease and injury without the use of medications or invasive procedures. That is why it has become part of the wellness routine for many athletes, artists and lay people alike.
For the most fragile: new born, toddler and elderly
The light pressure used by Manual Therapy is respectful of clients who are fragile because of their health conditions, age or individual sensitivity.