Not being able to relax can be caused by a number of things from food you eat, stress with home and work, and your lifestyle.
Although osteopathy cannot take away those causes in your life, it can help your body cope with the tensions it builds up as a result of them.
When people feel under pressure and can’t relax, often their rib cage and breathing muscles will tighten up from breathing faster. This can then cause tension in the neck. This results in the body being more ‘sympathetically’ stimulated which is the body’s fight or flight mechanism.
By working through the body’s tensions with joint articulation, soft tissue techniques and cranial osteopathy, people who come to see me often say they sleep well after treatment and feel much more relaxed.