Trauma or inflammation can cause the connective tissue in the body to become tight – and that can mean pain almost anywhere. Myofascial release
is a special hands-on technique that treats this specific cause of pain. Our therapists have specialized training in myofascial release and use it to help people find relief from headaches and soft-tissue pain.
Strain Counterstrain is a manual therapy technique
, meaning the clinician uses only their hands, to treat muscle and joint pain and dysfunction. It uses passive body positioning of spasmed muscles and dysfunctional joints toward positions of comfort or tissue ease that compress or shorten the offending structure.
Chinese medicine works by re-establishing balance and harmony within the body
. This is done by supporting the body’s healthy energy and attacking any unhealthy energy. Using a combination of one’s signs and symptoms, tongue diagnosis, and pulse diagnosis, the practitioner can determine the pattern of disharmony which requires rebalancing.
Chinese medicine employs acupuncture
, moxibustion (heat therapy), oriental bodywork, exercise and nutrition. Acupuncture and moxibustion seek to regulate the flow of qi and blood within the body by inserting fine, sterile needles at certain acu-points or warming certain acu-points by various methods. Chinese herbal medicines may be prescribed internally or applied externally.