Chiropractic is a primary healthcare field that has been used for over 100 years for a variety of musculoskeletal complaints based on the premise of the supply and function of the nervous system. The scientific and philosophical background of chiropractic states that the nervous system (brain and spinal cord) is in control of every other system of the body. Injuries, postural changes, accidents, developmental disabilities, nutritional deficiencies and many other factors can cause dysfunction of the joints of the spine and pelvis. Chiropractors call these spinal dysfunctions subluxations. Subluxations can be the source of swelling, pressure, and inflammation that can put pressure on the corresponding spinal nerves causing irritation and dysfunction of that nerve. Using precise evaluation techniques including postural, orthopedic and neurological examinations and a variety of treatment methods chiropractors detect and correct these subluxations with what is called an adjustment. These adjustments allow the joints to return and move through their natural range of motion, thus reducing irritation of the nerves and allowing the body to restore its proper function and healing abilities.
Some of the benefits of massage therapy are well recognized –it reduces tension, relieves stress, improves circulation of the blood and lymph systems, and can reduce pain.
More recent research and more sophisticated massage therapy interventions have cast a wider net. Massage can affect your physiology in some specific and measurable ways. It can foster a keener body awareness, enabling you to become a more astute caretaker of your own health and well-being.
More importantly, for your musculoskeletal conditions, the right kind of massage therapy might be the effective alternative to traditional medicine’s approach of medicating without necessarily addressing the causes of your musculoskeletal discomfort.
Our treatment team knows that your pain and/or loss of mobility can undermine your sense of safety, can compromise your abilities to carry out daily activities, can impair your ability to work, and diminish the overall quality of your life.
We are trained to restore the health of your “soft tissue” (muscles, tendons, fascia and ligaments).
We assess your current posture, determining how you “carry yourself” as you cope with your injury. We evaluate how your body is compensating for your injuries and acknowledge the treatment needs of not only injured tissue, but those muscles that are working overtime to keep you moving in spite of your injuries.
We discuss your “body mechanics”, that is how you use your body for daily (especially repetitive) activities. Then we help you identify strategies that will minimize your risks for continued or greater pain and injury.
We restore your soft tissue health and reduce your pain by releasing muscle tension, balancing muscle tone, reducing spasm and releasing painful trigger points that can, not only cause localized pain, but refer pain to expanded areas of your body. All strategies are employed with careful consideration to what your healing body can safely manage.
Furthermore, we understand that being in pain is stressful! And, stress causes more pain. Therefore, our massage strategies include those that specifically facilitate relaxation, thus reducing your stress, enabling you to relax, center yourself, and breathe.
Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by “laying on hands” and is based on the idea that an unseen “life force energy” flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. If one’s life force energy is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy.
The word Reiki is made of two Japanese words-Rei which means “universal” and Ki which means “life force energy.
A treatment feels like a wonderful glowing radiance that flows through you and around you. Reiki treats the whole person including body, emotions, mind, and spirit creating many beneficial effects that include relaxation and feelings of peace, security, and wellbeing. Many have reported miraculous results.
Reiki is a simple, natural and safe method of spiritual healing and self-improvement that everyone can use. It also works in conjunction with all other medical or therapeutic techniques to relieve side effects and promote recovery.
While Reiki is spiritual in nature, it is not a religion. It has no dogma, and there is nothing you must believe in order to learn and use Reiki. In fact, Reiki is not dependent on belief at all and will work whether you believe in it or not. Because Reiki comes from God, many people find that using Reiki puts them more in touch with the experience of their religion rather than having only an intellectual concept of it.
Its use is not dependent on one’s intellectual capacity or spiritual development and therefore is available to everyone. It has been successfully taught to thousands of people of all ages and backgrounds.
REFLEXOLOGY is a science that deals with the principle that there are reflex areas in the feet, hands, ears and face which correspond with all glands, organs and parts of the body. Reflexology is a unique method of using the thumb and fingers on these reflex areas.
Reflexology includes, but is not limited to:relieve stress and tension; improves blood supply and promote the unblocking of nerve impulses; help nature achieve homeostasis.
Functional Medicine recognizes the continuum of health and seeks to maximize function of all systems in order to prevent or treat disease. Functional Medicine is the practice of identifying how these root causes are affecting an individual’s health/causing disease. Today, we are bombarded by more environmental, emotional, and lifestyle stressors than ever before. These stressors tax our ability to function, genetic weaknesses that may not have been a problem in generations before take on greater significance. This leads to unprecedented incidence of fatigue, obesity, anxiety, depression, and hormone imbalances. Functional medicine uses lifestyle (diet, exercise, stress, and sleep), supplemental, herbal, and/or pharmaceutical interventions to correct functional deficits.