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Chiropractic:

 

Nerves conduct life force, and if interfered with through spinal misalignments, this energy can be blocked. These spinal misalignments can be the result of trauma such as accidents or falls, emotional stress, or chemical stress caused by the accumulation of toxins in the body. Symptoms such as headaches, muscle tension, sharp shooing pains, numbness and tingling, muscle weakness, postural imbalances and organ dis-ease are common due to these “pinched nerve” areas called subluxations.

 

Your initial consultation includes orthopedic tests, muscle tests, range of motion analysis, neurological tests, posture analysis, and x-rays. These tests are used to determine where your spinal structure is blocked and your nerves interfered with.

 

In order for healing to occur, the nerve interferences are corrected through gentle spinal manipulations. These reset the mal-positioned vertebrae back to their proper alignment allowing for the proper communication between the brain and the body. Once the interference is removed, the intelligence within the body directs the healing of the tissues from within resulting in symptom relief and overall wellness and optimal health.

 

 

 

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Physical Therapy:

 

We offer modalities that are used in conjunction with your chiropractic care.

 

Intervertebral Traction

Intermittent traction places a gentle stretch on the spine to separate the vertebrae and relieve the stress on the discs between the vertebrae. The stretching effect exerted on the discs creates a sucking action and lets the disc absorb more blood and healing nutrients allowing it to heal more quickly.

 

Electro - Stimulation

Electric stimulation is used chiefly for the relief of pain and muscle relaxation in acute conditions. When applied to the muscles adjacent to the spine, the vertebrae are allowed to move more freely thus helping to relieve pain and nerve irritation. This type of therapy is also used to maintain muscle integrity in case of nerve injury.

 

Ultrasound

This modality uses sound waves at high frequencies to aid the healing process in areas of injury. By creating deep tissue heat, reducing swelling and breaking up toxic waste product accumulation, ultrasound relives pain and promotes rapid healing.

 

Neck Traction

A weight applied to the neck pulling the neck into extension with gravity while the patient is lying on their back. This helps to restore the natural curvature of the neck by opening up the disc spaces and reducing the pressure on the nerves.

 

Neck Strengthening

An isometric exercise done to strengthen the cervical paraspinal muscles (neck muscles) helping to support the natural neck curvature.

 

Moist Heat

A therapy that helps to increase the circulation to the effected area relaxing the muscles and relieving the pain without dehydrating the body.

 

Cryotherapy

Is the use of ice packs for acute injuries to help in the reduction of swelling and bruising as well as pain management.

 

Light Therapy

Is a treatment that works at the cellular level by increasing the production of ATP (cellular energy) which speeds up the healing process of the injured tissue. It helps in re-establishing the ideal frequency of each individual cell in the affected area, devitalizes pathogens in the system, removes energy blockages through depolarization and detoxifies the body by moving lymphatic, circulatory and fluid systems in the body.

 

 

 

Massage Therapy:

 

Swedish Massage

This classic form of massage incorporates the basic relaxing techniques: gliding, gentle kneading, friction, percussion and vibration to help increase blood flow to tired overstressed muscles. This gentle massage will help you reconnect to the quiet being within.

 

Together, these actions:

- relieve muscular tension;

- improve circulation;

- boost the immune system;

- balance the body energytically.

 

Aromatherapy Massage

The effects of essential oils in massage are relaxing, rejuvenating and can even be curative. Specific oils are used today as they have been used for centuries to reduce stress and tension, refresh and invigorate the body, soothe emotions and clear the mind. Oils, when used on the body, are absorbed through the skin to affect physiological changes. When inhaled, the aroma affects the brain’s limbic system which relates to emotions and memory. Used in combination with Swedish massage.

 

Reflexology

This is an acupressure-type technique performed on the hands and feet and is based on the ancient oriental theory that meridian lines or pathways carry energy throughout the body. Because each zone or part of the body has a corresponding reflex point on the feet, stimulating these points cause stimulation in the natural energy of the related organ.

 

Hot Stone Massage

Let the healing and soothing heat of the stones flow into your body as you are being massaged. This massage experience is unique allowing a body mind and soul unifying tranquility.

 

A Chakra balancing using different color stones on the chakras can be included with your hot stone massage.

 

Thai Massage

Thai Massage improves flexibility, reduces tension, stimulates internal organs and balances the body’s energy. The therapist uses gentle pressure along the body’s energy lines to stimulate movement of energy in the body and passive yoga like stretches to free muscular and joint tension. This therapy is both relaxing and stimulating.

 

Note: Thai Massage is performed with the client fully clothed on Thai mat on the floor. It is suggested to wear light weight, unrestrictive clothing. 

 

Shiatsu

This Chinese medical practice uses about 80% pressure point therapy and 20% massage. Shiatsu is primarily focused on moving "chi" within the energy meridians of the body to achieve flow and balance, so the body can heal.

 

Sport Massage

Pick up the pace with an energizing sport massage. This vigorous and deep tissue therapy stimulates increased circulation and rejuvenates your tired overworked muscles. The perfect companion to enhances any workout.

 

*Deep Tissue Massage

Deep tissue massage is designed to reach the deep portions of thick muscles, specifically the individual muscle fibers. Using deep muscle compression and friction along the length of the muscle, its purpose is to break the fiber adhesions of the muscles and release both toxins and deeply held patterns of tension.

 

*Neuromuscular Therapy

Neuromuscular therapy is a program of recovery from acute and chronic pain syndromes by utilizing specific massage therapy, including the pressure of trigger points, to eliminate the causes of pain patterns. This approach brings about balance between the musculoskeletal system and the nervous system. It enhances the function of joints, muscles and movement.

 

*Myofascial Release

All muscles, arteries, bones, organs, etc. are held together by a connective tissue called fascia. Myofascial Release works by the manipulation of the fascia that connects and surrounds muscles. Because the fascia is body-wide, a tension or trauma in one part of the body can affect another part. Releasing fascia results in eliminating restrictions as a result of inflammation, tension and trauma. * These therapies are combined to best meet your body’s needs and will be used by the therapist to encourage healing.

 

*CranioSacral Therapy

A light touch manual therapy in which the therapist makes use of the patients natural self-correcting mechanisms, which are inherent within the CranioSacral system. The therapist’s gentle pressure actually assists your body in making these corrections. Results range from a sense of well being to increased awareness as well as relief of pain and discomfort. It has been used to treat a myriad problems for all ages from infant to elderly.

 

*Somato Emotional Release

A therapeutic process that uses and expands the principles of CranioSacral therapy to help rid the mind and body of the residual emotional and physical effects of stress and trauma. Somato Emotional Release is part of your CranioSacral therapy session when your body is prepared to let go of past and/or present physical and emotional stress or trauma.

 

* These therapies are performed with the client fully clothed. It is suggested to wear loose, light weight clothing.

 

Lymph Drainage Therapy

The proper function of the lymphatic system is critical to our body’s ability to detoxify and regenerate tissues and maintain a healthy immune system. This technique is designed to activate and cleanse the lymphatic system, detoxify the body, reduce edema, stimulate immune function as well as many other benefits. The therapist uses subtle rhythmic wave like movements to enhance lymphatic flow.

 

Pregnancy Massage

Pregnancy places strong demands on a woman’s body and is a time for the body to be nurtured. This massage relieves the tensions and aches caused by the extra weight and shift in the body’s center of gravity. It also reduces swelling, soothes the nervous system, acts as a tonic, reduces fatigue and enhances energy. Massage is recommended after the first trimester. *may be combined with 30min Lymphatic Drainage

 

Acupressure

A directed pressure point massage which stimulates Chi (energy) along the meridians (energy channels) to remove blockages, increase energy flow and reduce stress to promote health and harmony in the body. This shiatsu type massage uses finger pressure and is a non-invasive method of releasing constrictions in the flow of energy which cause discomfort and can cause “dis-ease”. Pressure points are used in combination with stretching techniques to bring overall balance to the structure and function of the body.

 

Chair Massage

Available at your location or event. A great energy boost for anyone. Research has proven increased productiveness due to stress reduction in just a 15 min. session.

 

 

 

Energy Healing:

 

Reiki

Is the use of universal life force energy transmitted through the Reiki practitioners hands. This energy is directed and concentrated to the areas where it is needed and helps with the acceleration of the healing of these areas.

 

Kiana Energy

Is the use of universal life force energy through the healing hands of the practitioner in a similar manner to Reiki.

 

 

 

Acupuncture:

 

Acupuncture is a form of old Eastern technique that utilizes very thin needles, electricity or pressure on energy centers (acupuncture points) along pathways of energy known as meridians. Stimulating these channels works on different systems of the body alleviating various ailments by encouraging self healing. You may be pleasantly surprised by the profound relaxation response you may experience shortly after the careful and painless placement of the needles. A series of five or more treatments is recommended for best results.

 

Adjunct Therapies

These Modalities are used in conjunction with your acupuncture treatment.

 

Manual Electro-Stimulation

Stimulation of acupuncture and Ashi points with the aid of a point activity measuring and location finder . It is used to assess and treat the various imbalances that may otherwise go undetected.

 

Cupping

cupping is a therapy used to unblock congested areas by using different sized suction cups that facilitate the circulation to the surface of the skin allowing for a healing response . (used if necessary)

 

Infrared Heat Lamp

A device that emits infrared energy treating ailments such as minor joint pains and soft tissue injuries.

 

Auricular Therapy

The stimulation of acupoints along the ear through the use of needles, electro stimulation and ear seeds for pain and stress management, weight loss and stop smoking.

 

Acupressure [Tui Na]

A manual stimulation of the acupuncture and ashi (pain) points.

 

This affects the circulation of the Qi (energy movement) and blood in the body. It also increases functional effectiveness.

 

Moxibustion

Moxa is an ancient form of heat therapy wich utilizes the ground up leaves of the plant Mugwort (Artemesia vulgaris).

 

This therapy is paired up with acupuncture to conduct heat down to the muscles through the needles. It sore joints or muscle cramps.

 

Homeopathic* or herbal medicine* may be recommended by your acupuncture physician to help treat your specific condition.

 

* Refer to Holistic nutrition for definitions.

 

 

 

Holistic Nutrition:

 

The Nutritional Supplements we provide at our office are all of the highest quality. These pharmaceutical grade products are tested and researched and are only provided by health care professionals. The source of these nutrients are organic raw materials and the method of extraction and drying ensure that the nutrients remain intact and in there whole form with all the goodness that nature has provided. The potency of a nutrient is not in the quantity it contains, it is in the quality and purity of the supplement. This is what determines how readily it is absorbed in your body to unlock the health promoting properties.

 

GreensFirst

A fine powdered blend of organic fruits, vegetables and herbs that contain all the essential nutrients and fibers that aremissing from our everyday diet. This powdered mix is a great source of antioxidants and green tea extracts that protect the body from the free radicals that it is exposed to on a daily basis. It also contains an enzyme blend and probiotics that help with digestion. Herbs in this supplement also target specific organs and promote overall health. Great tasting, instant energy naturally.

 

Cautions & Contraindication

Epilepsy, pacemaker patients, hypertension, pregnancy, migraines, herpes outbreaks, patients on blood thinners, extreme Rosacea, open wounds, severely damaged skin, skin cancer, patients on high doses of Vitamin E, blood clots.

 

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