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5. Indirect techniques – cranial, balance ligamentous tension, balance membraneous tension, strain-counterstrain

Indirect techniques – cranial, balance ligamentous tension, balance membraneous tension, strain-counterstrain are gentle osteopathic techniques used to take injured tissues into a position of ease (ie. away from the position of pain). Moving strained tissues into a point of ease or relaxation allows abberant nerve firing to decrease, fascial tension to unwind, and increase in fluid flow, resulting in improved joint or tissue function. These techniques are particularly effective on babies and children as they are very gentle and well tolerated both on the developing child and their immature nervous system.