Osteopathy-The Nantwich Osteopathic Surgery

Call 01270 610288 to book an appointment for Osteopathy or Cranialsacral Therapy at the Lodge Clinic, Nantwich

Osteopaths at the Lodge Clinic have been providing Osteopathy in Crewe and Nantwich, Cheshire for over 30 years. Osteopathy is the first complementary therapy to have undergone statutory regulation by Parliament. All Osteopaths must be registered with the General Osteopathic Council, which promotes patient’s safety and sets standards of professional treatment in osteopathic practice.

Martin Davies is the principal of the Lodge Clinic and qualified from the British School of Osteopathy, the country’s premier Osteopathic college.

What is Osteopathy and how can it help me?

Osteopathy is a complementary medicine. Osteopaths work with the structure and function of the body to enable the body’s own healing mechanisms to function. They are commonly consulted about a wide range of disease, disabilities and pain resulting from disturbances to the body’s framework, caused by the stresses and strains of daily life. Various forms of treatment are used, such as massage and manipulation of the spine.

Osteopaths are regularly consulted about many of the following conditions and more:-

  • General, acute and chronic backpain / backache
  • General aches and pains
  • Lumbago
  • Sciatica
  • Minor sports injuries and tensions
  • Headaches
  • Spondylitis
  • Arthritic pain and stiffness
  • Muscle spasms
  • Shoulder and elbow pain
  • Tennis elbow and frozen shoulder
  • Headaches
  • Sciatica and trapped nerves
  • Rheumatic Pain
  • Fibrositis / Fibromyalgia

What happens during a treatment?

The Osteopath will observe your posture to detect changes in the bones,  joints or muscles. The Osteopath will then move limbs and joints to decide what and how much treatment is necessary. A combination of massage, muscle stretching, joint articulation and the occasional quick joint movement may be used during each session.

How long is each session?

The first session will last about 45 minutes. The first session is longer because it will include a consultation where the Osteopath will ask about you and your medical history. The Osteopath will also need to establish whether you have any allergies, history of any operations and what medication (if any) you are currently prescribed and if you are taking any other non-prescription medication such as aspirin. All this information is required to enable the Osteopath to provide a suitable treatment plan that matches your needs.
Subsequent sessions will last 30 minutes.

Will Osteopathy be painful?

Treatment is not painful and most patients can find it very relaxing.

Will I have to undress?

It is recommended that you wearing loose clothing, because you will be asked to undress down to your underwear. This enables the Osteopath to not only see the area that is causing the problem, but other areas of the body that may relate to the cause of the condition.

What happens after treatment?

The treatment will be followed with advice to help prevent recurrence of symptoms, often specific exercises are also recommended.

Cranialsacral Therapy at The Lodge Clinic

Several of our Osteopaths are experienced in this gentle, non-invasive form of treatment, which involves light pressure to influence the bones and joints of the skull. Cranialsacral therapy usually takes place with the client lying or sitting on a treatment couch fully clothed. Most clients find cranial treatments to be a pleasant and relaxing experience.

This form of gentle treatment can even be used on the smallest of babies.Cranialsacral therapy uses a very gentle touch and is believed to work with the body’s own natural healing processes.


The Nantwich Osteopathic Surgery is owned by Martin Davies who has been practising Osteopathy in Nantwich for over 30 years. Martin is a highly experienced and respected Osteopath throughout Cheshire. Martin originally opened the practice as an Osteopathic surgery but his vision was to create a community of therapists and practitioners which would enable his clients and the wider community to benefit from a range of holistic and complementary therapies.


All practitioners and therapists at Nantwich Osteopaths are fully qualified, insured and experienced in their field of expertise.