Traditional osteopathy in Barcelona

Malécot Osteopathy

Osteopathy for adults

In our practice, osteopathic practice for adults focuses on holistic care that goes beyond immediate symptom relief. Our holistic approach is based on a deep understanding of the human body and its interconnection with the mind and spirit.

We firmly believe that in order to achieve true healing and wellness, it is essential to address all facets of a person's health. Therefore, each treatment is tailored to individual needs, considering not only the physical condition, but also the emotional and psychological context of the patient.
This detailed and careful approach allows not only to effectively treat current conditions, but also to prevent future health problems, thus promoting lasting wellbeing and a better quality of life.

Our aim is to offer a service that does not focus solely on alleviating current ailments, but also educates and empowers our patients in their own health care.

Marina Malécot does an osteopathic treatment for adults

What are the advantages of osteopathy?

The benefits of osteopathy include pain relief, improved mobility and circulation, reduced stress and anxiety, and a strengthened immune system. This non-invasive treatment is tailored to individual needs, offering an effective way to maintain and improve health.

Why use osteopathy?

Using osteopathy can improve your well-being and address health problems holistically.

Back pain

Osteopathy can help with back pain.


Improve your insomnia with osteopathy.

Digestive problems

Improves disorders such as reflux or constipation.


Improving the problems of bruxism and teeth grinding


Correction of postural imbalances.

Stress and tension

Reduction of stress and its physical effects.

Where are we?

In Barcelona

Carrer del Consell de Cent, 217 08011 Barcelona. Mezzanine 2.


- Urgell (L1)
- Universitat (L1/L2)

Questions about osteopathy

Osteopathy is characterised as a gentle, non-invasive manual therapy. In general, it should not be painful. Osteopaths are trained to use techniques that are comfortable and safe for the patient.

However, it is important to note that, in some cases, it is possible to experience a temporary feeling of discomfort during or after an osteopathic session. This can occur when gentle manipulative techniques are applied to release muscle tension or correct imbalances in the body. This discomfort is usually brief and may be accompanied by a sense of relief as the body adjusts and releases tensions.

It is essential to communicate any discomfort or concerns to your osteopath during the session. Osteopaths are trained to adjust their approach and techniques according to the patient's needs and sensations to ensure that the treatment is as comfortable as possible.

In summary, although osteopathy is generally painless, it is normal to experience some sensations during treatment. Open communication with your osteopath is key to ensuring a comfortable and effective experience.

A session lasts approximately 45 minutes to an hour.

In general, a medical referral is not required to receive osteopathic treatment. Osteopaths are usually self-employed health professionals and can treat patients directly without the need for a referral. You can seek and schedule an appointment with an osteopath on your own.

However, there are some situations in which your primary care physician may recommend osteopathy or provide you with a referral if he or she feels it may be beneficial to your health situation. In such cases, a physician referral may be helpful to ensure that the osteopath has complete information about your medical history.

It is important to note that osteopathy is a complementary practice and does not replace conventional medical care. If you have a serious medical condition or are undergoing medical treatment, it is essential to follow your doctor's recommendations and, if you wish to try osteopathy, to discuss it with your doctor to ensure that it is safe and appropriate in your particular case.

The number of osteopathic sessions you will need can vary depending on a number of factors, including the nature of your condition, its severity, your response to treatment and your individual health goals. Osteopaths will usually assess your situation at the first consultation and provide an initial recommendation on the frequency and duration of treatment.

For acute problems or minor injuries, you may only need a few treatment sessions to experience significant relief. In these cases, it is common for osteopaths to follow up regularly to make sure you are making progress and to adjust treatment as needed.

For chronic conditions or more complex health problems, a greater number of sessions may be required over time. The goal in these cases is usually to improve quality of life and symptom management over the long term.

It is important to work closely with your osteopath to develop a personalised treatment plan that is tailored to your specific needs and goals. The osteopath will continually assess your progress and guide you on the number and frequency of sessions needed.

Ultimately, the number of osteopathic sessions required will be unique to each individual and will depend on the specific health situation. You can always discuss your expectations and concerns with your osteopath to ensure you are on the same page and receiving the best possible care.

Osteopathy is suitable for people of all ages, from babies to older adults. This manual therapy is adapted to the individual needs of each patient, making it versatile and beneficial in a wide range of situations.

Here are some considerations for different age groups:

  1. Pregnancy : Women benefit from the osteopathy during pregnancy to relieve pain, relax and prepare for childbirth.
  2. Babies and Children: The paediatric osteopathy focuses on the treatment of infants and children. It can be useful in treating common problems such as colicsleep problems, breastfeeding problems, postural asymmetries, plagocephaly and more. The treatments are gentle and adapted to the needs of the little ones.

  3. Adolescents: Adolescents can benefit from osteopathy to address growth problems, sports injuries, muscular and skeletal pain, as well as postural problems related to growth.

  4. Adults: Osteopathy is widely used by adults to treat a variety of conditions, ranging from back and neck pain to digestive problemsstress, bruising and muscle tension. It can be an effective option to improve general well-being and quality of life.

  5. Older people: In older age, osteopathy can be useful in addressing problems related to ageing, such as reduced mobility, arthritis and general health maintenance. Gentle techniques can be particularly beneficial for older people.

It is important to note that osteopaths are trained to adapt their approach and techniques according to the age and condition of each patient. It is always advisable to communicate any health concerns or existing medical conditions to your osteopath to ensure safe and effective treatment.

Osteopathy is suitable for people of all ages and can be beneficial in a wide variety of health situations. You can always consult an osteopath to discuss your specific needs and determine if osteopathy is appropriate for you or your family.

Osteopathy, your ally for wellbeing

adult osteopathy in Barcelona with Marina and Nicolas Malécot

In addition, for the pregnant womenOsteopathy is an invaluable resource for managing the aches and pains associated with pregnancy. Through specialised techniques, back pain can be alleviated, circulation improved and the body prepared for the birthing process. This is particularly beneficial in an active city like Barcelona, where many expectant mothers seek to maintain an active lifestyle during pregnancy.

If you would like your child to benefit from the positive effects of osteopathy, discover our children's sessions.

Osteopathy, as a therapeutic practice, offers remarkable benefits at all stages of life, from childhood to old age. In Barcelona, a stressful and busy city, osteopathy has become an essential tool for many, helping them to maintain a healthy and balanced lifestyle.

From the outset, osteopathy in children and adolescents promotes healthy development and prevents possible musculoskeletal imbalances or disorders that may arise due to rapid growth or physical activities. At this stage, osteopathic treatments are crucial to ensure that young people maintain good posture and a balanced musculoskeletal system, which is especially important at a time when the use of electronic devices can negatively affect posture.

In adulthood, osteopathy offers effective relief from stress and muscle tension, common problems in the work environment. For people living in a dynamic city such as Barcelona or Madrid, where the pace of life can be fast-paced, osteopathy helps to manage stress and fatigue, thus improving work performance and quality of life. Regular osteopathic treatments contribute to better concentration and efficiency at work, while preventing injuries related to improper posture or repetitive movements.

Osteopath in Barcelona treating a woman

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Adult osteopathy

Consultation with Marina or Nicolas