With that covered, the first thing Jon did was an assessment of my spine, hips, knees, and reflex. Jon had no problem pinpointing my biggest areas of discomfort, and was spot on with many of his conclusions about my lifestyle etc. It was really quite amazing how quickly he honed in on the biggest trouble areas for me.
Problems identified, Jon got to work on stretching, massaging and generally easing a lot of the tension on my back and shoulders. Most of the treatment was very subtle, some of it was more noticeable – at one point he used his body weight to ease a particularly tight spot in my back – but none of it was ever painful. In fact it was quite an odd sensation to describe, it sometimes verged on uncomfortable, but also felt really good at the same time.
I think the great thing about going to an Osteopath is that they can manipulate your muscles and joints in a way you often can’t do yourself. And for me, having even just that brief spell of treatment made my neck and back feel instantly looser and more comfortable.