906 Wellness/Equine
906 Wellness/Equine
906 Wellness/Equine
Myofascial Release
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Craniosacral Therapy

HUMAN HOLISTIC WELLNESS

Acupuncture | TCM

 

Acupuncture and TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) take a holistic approach to wellness.

Our Acupuncturist, Dr. Candace Jordan LAc. will assess your whole self, not just your symptoms.  She will work with you to get to the root of your health and wellness concerns.  As a team, you will work to find out how factors like your lifestyle and emotional and mental well-being may be affecting your health.  Please honor this partnership as an opportunity for better health.  The more you take part in your healing process, the more successful it can be.

At the core of TCM is the philosophy that Qi, or vital energy, flows throughout the body.  Qi animates the body and protects it from illness, pain, and disease.  An individual’s health and wellness is influenced by the quality, quantity, and balance of Qi.

To treat any Qi imbalances, fine sterile needles are inserted to specific acupuncture points along the meridian pathways.  Dr. Candace will create a treatment session and plan specific to your individual needs and goals.

Your treatment plan may include additional modalities, such as Cupping, Tui Na, MoxibustionGua Sha, and Acutonics®Herbal remedies are another important aspect of acupuncture and TCM.

Acupuncture is recognized by the National Institute of Health (NIH) and the World Health Organization (WHO).

Fascial Stretch Therapy (FST)

 

Fascial Stretch Therapy is a manual therapy that focuses on the fascial system, rather than isolated muscle treatment. It is a pain-free assisted stretching method that helps to improve performance, rehab injuries, and increase flexibility. Fascial Stretch Therapy uses a massage table and stabilizing straps to achieve an optimum stretch of the fascial system. It targets the joint capsule using constant traction, then slowly works its way through the layers of muscle and fascia for both immediate and long-lasting results.

Leduc Lymphatic Management

 

The most common causes of secondary lymphedema are injury, surgery, and radiation treatment. Primary lymphedema is congenital and is usually diagnosed by adolescence. In each case, lymphedema occurs when lymphatic fluid builds up in the soft tissues of the body, usually in the arm or leg. Lymph vessels collect a fluid that is made up of protein, water, fats, and wastes from the cells of the body. Lymph vessels carry this fluid to lymph nodes. Lymph nodes filter the waste materials and then return the fluid to your blood. If the nodes or vessels become damaged or are missing, the lymph fluid cannot move freely through the system. The fluid can then build up and cause swelling, known as lymphedema. Not all edema is lymphedema. However, there is a component of lymphatic imbalance in all “Edemas.” Proper education, treatment, and management can prevent flair ups, reduce volume, maintain tissue integrity, and increase functional mobility.

JFB Myofascial Release (JFB MFR)

 

Myofascial Release is a safe and very effective hands-on technique that involves applying gentle sustained pressure into the Myofascial connective tissue restrictions to eliminate pain and restore motion.

Fascia is a specialized system that spreads throughout the body in a three-dimensional web from head to foot.  Fascia surrounds every muscle, bone, nerve, blood vessel, and organ.  Fascia has three components; elastin (stretch), collagen (strength), and ground substance (support/protection).

Myofascial restrictions are created by trauma, inflammatory responses, and/or surgical procedures.  These restrictions can produce tensile pressures of approximately 2,000 pounds per square inch on pain-sensitive structures that do not show up in many of the standard tests (x-rays, myelograms, CAT scans, electromyography, etc.).

We use many Myofascial Release techniques and movement therapy for each individual.  We promote independence through education in proper body mechanics and movement, self-treatment instruction, enhancement of strength, improved flexibility, and postural and movement awareness.

What conditions or compromises can benefit from the MFR approach?

  • Fibromyalgia

  • Headaches

  • TMJ

  • Chronic Pain

  • Myofascial Pain

  • Muscle Tightness

  • Restricted Mobility

  • Athletic Imbalance

  • Carpal Tunnel

  • Bursitis

  • Chronic Fatigue

Prenatal Massage

 

Prenatal massage is therapeutic bodywork that focuses on the special needs of the mother-to-be as her body goes through the dramatic changes of pregnancy. It enhances the function of muscles and joints, improves circulation and general body tone, and relieves mental and physical fatigue.

Other potential benefits of prenatal massage:

  • Reduced back pain

  • Reduced joint pain

  • Improved circulation

  • Reduced edema

  • Reduced muscle tension and headaches

  • Reduced stress and anxiety

  • Improved oxygenation of soft tissues and muscles

  • Better sleep

Therapeutic massage has been used for centuries to improve overall health, reduce stress, and relieve muscle tension. Massages during pregnancy have often received ambivalent responses from the health community regarding their safety and purpose. Modern investigation and research has shown that prenatal massage therapy can be an instrumental ingredient in women’s prenatal care and should be given careful consideration. One study at the University of Miami School of Medicine suggests that massage therapy might have multiple positive effects, including:

  • Lowered anxiety

  • Decreased back and leg pain

  • Improved sleep

  • Decreased levels of the stress hormone norepinephrine

Craniosacral Therapy

 

Craniosacral therapy (CST) is a gentle hands-on treatment that may provide relief from a variety of symptoms including headaches, neck pain, side effects of cancer treatment, and many others.

CST uses a light touch to examine membranes and movement of fluids in and around the central nervous system. Relieving tension in the central nervous system promotes a feeling of well-being by eliminating pain and boosting health and immunity.

The focus of CST is a gentle placement of hands to assist release of the body’s connective tissue, or “fascia.” Fascia (Latin word for “band”) is a covering found throughout the body including organs, glands, nerves, muscles, blood vessels, brain and spinal cord. This covering forms a body-wide connective network. CST is based on the idea that the body is interrelated at all levels.

CST is thought to improve efficiency of biological processes through boosting inherent self-regulation, self-correction and self-healing. The therapy can be used successfully with children and adults.

 

What conditions may craniosacral therapy (CST) help?

  • Chronic pain.

  • Fibromyalgia.

  • Migraine headache.

  • Complex regional pain syndrome.

  • Fascial adhesions.

  • Multiple sclerosis.

  • Neuralgia.

  • Neurodegenerative diseases.

  • Temporo-mandibular joint syndrome.

  • Stroke.

  • Post-concussion syndrome.

  • Speech impairment.

  • Epilepsy.