Organs are connected by connective tissue and most of them are covered by the peritoneum. They are mobile within this loose association. Various disorders such as scars, adhesions, sagging of organs or inflammation can cause tension in these structures and lead to problems. The aim of osteopathy is to recognize such disorders through gentle palpation and to improve the motility of the organs.
The craniosacral system includes the skull, spine, sacrum and their contents, i.e. the nervous system with the liquor (cerebral fluid) and the meninges, which continue to the coccyx. All of these structures are examined and treated if necessary. Gentle pulling and pushing movements as well as easy holding of various points are used. The goal of an osteopathic treatment is that muscles, bones, organs and nerves are brought back into a natural flow.
Parietal osteopathy deals with the detection and treatment of disorders of the musculoskeletal system. The musculoskeletal system is the supporting and musculoskeletal system of the human body. Parietal osteopathy looks for disorders in the individual structures of the musculoskeletal system and in their interaction with the aim of manually eliminating them.
The division into visceral, craniosacral or parietal treatment techniques or systems has the purpose to explain osteopathy in a more understandable way. In reality, these three systems are inseparably linked and work together. For example, tension in the thoracic spine area can lead to irritation of the nerves emerging from the spinal cord in this area. These nerves supply the digestive organs (stomach, liver, gall bladder, spleen, large intestine). This can cause discomfort in the digestive system. This cause-effect chain can, however, also run in the other direction. I.e. disorders in the area of the digestive organs can lead to tension and pain in the thoracic spine. The experienced osteopath tries to find out what causes the symptoms. His aim is to treat the main disruptive factors and to support the body in finding its natural balance again. But not everything needs treatment. The osteopath should take care not to correct any appropriate compensations that the body has found itself to compensate for disturbances.