Chiropractic involves adjusting the joints of the spine and extremities. An adjustment puts motion into joints that aren’t moving enough. Joints are surrounded by nerves that make their way to the brain. When these nerves are stimulated by an adjustment they block pain signals going to the brain and cause the brain to release opioids (the same chemical that causes runner’s high).
Acupuncture has been around for thousands of years and is beneficial for headaches, stress, back pain, sports injuries, TMJ syndrome, Bell’s Palsy and a host of other issues. Similar to acupuncture dry needling is used to resolve pain, decrease muscle tension, and promote healing by eliminating tight bands of muscle tissue called trigger points.
Laser therapy works on the cellular level to reduce pain and repair damaged tissue. It is safe, pain-free and effective. Laser therapy can be used to treat a range of conditions including tennis elbow, headaches, fibromyalgia, and more.
Unlike traditional types of soft tissue work where compression is applied to the skin, cupping involves decompression. This promotes improved blood flow and relaxation to tight and painful areas.
Many of the aches and pains people experience are due to improper movement habits. Finishing a treatment session with simple functional movements greatly improves the effectiveness of soft tissue work and adjustments. Treatments like chiropractic, myofascial release, and dry needling help “reset” the system while functional movement training “reloads” proper habits.
Our talented massage therapist, Kristen Cooney, specializes in numerous soft tissue techniques including neuromuscular, trigger-point, active release, and deep tissue. Click below to schedule a session with Kristen.