There’s no denying the power of bodywork. Regardless of the adjectives we assign to it (pampering, rejuvenating, therapeutic) or the reasons we seek it out (a luxurious treat, stress relief, pain management), massage therapy can be a powerful ally in your healthcare regimen.
Experts estimate that upwards of ninety percent of disease is stress related. And perhaps nothing ages us faster, internally and externally, than high stress. While eliminating anxiety and pressure altogether in this fast-paced world may be idealistic, massage can, without a doubt, help manage stress.
This translates into:
- Decreased anxiety.
- Enhanced sleep quality.
- Greater energy.
- Improved concentration.
- Increased circulation.
- Reduced fatigue.
Osteopathy is a holistic approach of manual medicine based on philosophical principles introduced by the founder of osteopathy Dr. A.T. Still.
These basic principles are:
- • Our body is a unique biological unit
- • The body has the inherent ability to defend, heal, correct & regulate itself
- • Structure and function are reciprocally interrelated. Any structural changes affect function and vice versa
What types of conditions does Osteopathy treat?
An osteopathic treatment will look at many systems of the body including: Muscles, bones, joints, nerves, ligaments, organs, the immune system, the head and spine. Some of the more common conditions treated by osteopathy include:Chronic PainMigranesFibromyalgiaSciaticaNeck & Back PainIrritable BowelChronic FatiguePlantar FasciitisCarpal TunnelGolf/Tennis ElbowFrozen ShoulderPost-Surgical AdhesionsColicand many other
What is acupuncture?
Acupuncture a holistic approach, which is based on the treatment of all bodily systems It is a safe and effective natural therapy that is used to stimulate the body's ability to resist or overcome illnesses and conditions by correcting energy (CHI) imbalances.
Acupuncture can be quite effective for controlling pain and regulating the body's physiological functions so that it heals itself naturally of internal/external dysfunction and disorders. Traditional Acupuncture uses very thin needles which inserted into specific points in the body. Stimulation of these specific points encourages the body's natural healing response.
What does Acupuncture treat?
Often used as a form of preventative medicine, acupuncture is beneficial in preventing illness from occurring. Many people receive acupuncture without suffering from any particular malady or ailment. Treatment strengthens general constitution, and can correct a feeling of being unwell although there is no physical disorder, imbalance or illness in the traditional Western medicine sense.
Physical Conditions that respond well to acupuncture
- Back and neck pain
- Frozen shoulder
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Digestive problems
- Mental concerns like anxiety, depression