Corrective Bodywork is result-oriented treatment with the intention of restoring alignment to the body, undoing negative muscle memory patterns, and providing relief from chronic pain, tension, and tenderness. The sessions are cumlulative (one builds upon the next). Initially, we work to release the Fascia of the body (Myofascial Release), then follow using Deep Pressure Stimulation techniques- an advanced form of muscle therapy. The therapist maintains a deep constant pressure on the tissue during the entire stimulation. The tissue is treated in this manner from the origin to the insertion of each muscle, working larger muscles first, and then smaller muscles. The direct stimulation results in immediate increased blood flow and oxygen intake. The tissue will feel softer within seconds. The therapist works layer by layer, sinking into the tissue a little further after each layer softens.
"Flexibility without strength is instability. Strength without flexibility is rigidity."
Fascia is a net-like web of connective tissue (collagen, reticulin, & elastin) which forms a supportive framework for all tissues and organs. Fascia allows the many layers of muscles in our bodies to slide over each other, allowing for smooth, uninhibited movement. Healthy fascia is pliable and hydrated, allowing muscles, tendons, and ligaments to move freely and easily. The body tends to shorten & contract in response to stress, life, emotions, and gravity. Restricted fascia becomes short, dense, thick, and dehydrated which compresses joints and nerves. It can impede circulation and slow lymphatic flow, which is your body's way of removing cellular waste. This causes the body to lose its balance and resilience over time. There is good news! It can be reversed!
That "knot" may not be the problem. How muscles tighten:
Muscles "tighten" when they get fatigued. Muscles fatigue due to repetitive motions, postural habits, over-use, under-use, accident, illness, injury, or trauma. Fatigued muscles cannot sustain the work they are being required to do. A normal working muscle fuels itself with oxygen. If the level of oxygen available for a particular activity is not sufficient, the muscle begins fueling itself with glucose (sugar) instead of oxygen and lactic acid is produced. This is called anaerobic glycosis. Lactic acid causes the muscle to fatigue and tighten. As muscles tighten, their blood vessels constrict, which brings less blood to the tissue (ischemia). Since blood supplies the tissue with oxygen, the tissue becomes oxygen-deprived (hypoxia). Tissue not receiving enough oxygen will fatigue even more, creating a negative pattern resulting in more myotonic (rigid) muscles and soon range of motion is lost. The result is lack of blood flow and oxygen creates fatigue, which leads to tightness, then soreness, and eventually pain.
Chronic tension forms over a long period of time. The muscle is tight even when at rest. It involuntarily contracts 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Eventually it becomes hyper-sensitive to the touch. Most clients do not become aware of chronic tension until there is some level of discomfort.
“When we are in pain, we become self-centered. When we heal, we become more empathetic, self-less, and sympathetic to the pain and welfare of others. It is our gift to others to heal ourselves.” ~Max Strom; writer-teacher
Chiropractic is based on the knowledge that the body needs no outside influence to achieve perfect health, only no interference WITHIN itself. True health is 100% of the body's systems working at 100% efficiency. In today's world, with stress, poor diet, and injuries, that is simply not the case. This is where chiropractic comes in....
Chiropractic care is the third largest primary health care profession in the world. It offers a non-invasive, non-drug approach to reversing acute, chronic, and degenerative problems plaguing American's today. We are a full spectrum Chiropractic facility offering prompt, courteous service with the focus on patient care and satisfaction, never overlooking outcomes.
It can be used by most people suffering from some type of soft tissue injury, whether its a younger athlete dealing with an acute injury affecting a tendon or muscle, or an elderly person trying to manage degenerative joint pain.
Nonsurgical spinal decompression is a type of motorized traction that may help relieve back pain. Spinal decompression works by gently stretching the spine. That changes the force and position of the spine. This will take pressure off the spinal disks, which are gel-like cushions between the bones in your spine.
Over time, negative pressure from this therapy may cause bulging or herniated disks to retract. That can take pressure off the nerves and other structures in your spine. This in turn, helps promote movement of water, oxygen, and nutrient-rich fluids into the disks so they can heal.
Doctors have used nonsurgical spinal decompression to treat:
Bulging or herniated disks or degenerative disk disease
Worn spinal joints (called posterior facet syndrome)
Injured or diseased spinal nerve roots (called radiculopathy)
Emotional Release Therapy (B.E.S.T.)
The body has the amazing capacity to heal itself. What controls the body? The subconscious mind. Your conscious mind tells you what shirt to wear and which route to take to work. Your subconscious controls everything automatic from breathing, pumping blood, digestion, to growing your toenails. Keep the subconscious mind and autonomic nervous system balanced and the body has the awesome power to heal all by itself.
The body records all of life's events in the tissues. Occasionally, an event or experience (positive or negative) can get "stuck" and does not get properly processed. An interaction, conversation, thought, or event will sit in our conscious mind for about 28 days. If we don't process it (by telling people how we feel in the moment that we are feeling it) the thought will sit in our subconscious mind for about 7 years. If by then we still have not processed it (forgiving the other person or forgiving ourselves), the memory is embedded into our tissues at the cellular level. This can cause dis-ease in the body.
What we plant at the conscious level, we reap in our body- all too often in the form of physical symptoms and problems such as allergies, panic attacks, depression, fear, anger, self-esteem issues, compulsive behaviors (addictions, obsessions), relationship problems, learning challenges, communication issues, listening, public speaking, obesity, headaches, skin disorders, arthritic pain, backaches, fatigue, blood pressure, sexual problems, conception, hormone imbalances, birthing, frequent accidents, road-rage, suicidal tendency, lupus, and lyme disease.
Using a technique known as B.E.S.T., we work directly with the emotions that lock limitations into our perception of ourselves. Ninety five percent of the time we are operating from our belief system created in our past. By releasing past programming, we find ourselves free to make different choices.
B.E.S.T. stands for Bio Energetic Synchronization Technique. By accessing areas of the brain through a pressure point type therapy, that is, touching certain points around the head and body in a specific sequence, while having you think about certain memory stresses, the body begins to reconnect the circuitry with the brain.
"It's like Therapy, without having to talk."
BENEFITS & USES OF B.E.S.T.:
Reduces Anxiety, Depression, and Stress
Identifies and releases emotions stored at the cellular level, which can block the body from functioning optimally.
Improves feelings of procrastination and other fear-based habits that hold us back from achieving our goals.
Improves digestion, sleep, mental clarity, and muscle & nerve pain.
B.E.S.T. aligns the body by releasing stored muscle memory patterns, allowing pressure and irritation on the nervous system to correct itself. B.E.S.T. updates and properly files away memories, emotions, and feelings that have gotten "stuck" causing dysfunction. B.E.S.T. allows your subconscious to process the happenings of your day while you sleep. Stress stops us from processing. This is how we "get stuck" in the first place.
Clinical experience has shown that by stimulating these specific pressure points as part of the B.E.S.T. procedure, your body can not only begin to feel better, but will actually begin to repair and rebuild. By taking this approach, you are taking steps to learn to maintain this balance in the days, weeks and months that follow.