Osteopathy enhances healing of the body through manipulation of the musculo-skeletal system and improves the mobility of the joints and soft tissues. Osteopaths believe that the musculo-skeletal system is not merely scaffolding for the rest of the body, but has a vital role in the maintenance of health, benefitting all the tissues of the body, including the nerves and brain, the circulatory, lymphatic and digestive systems. In a treatment, the practitioner will look at how your body is aligned and test joint mobility. They will then use soft tissue manipulation, massage and movement to bring the body back to alignment and healthier functioning.