Osteopathy has a wide range of treatment approaches available and is tailor-made to work in synchrony with your body. Techniques can be used which directly address motion restrictions by applying pressure or a counter-balancing force against the resistance. Examples range from tissue-specific massage, stretching, myofascial release, joint articulation, and mobilisation. Techniques can also be used that utilise your body’s own ability to unwind tension. These approaches are more subtle as the osteopath engages the inherent rhythmic functions of the body which utilize breathing and involuntary motion patterns. These include balanced ligamentous tension, cranial or biodynamic approaches. In the case that a particular technique style is not suitable for you or is not achieving the desired outcome, after discussion with the patient the osteopath may alter the treatment approach.