The aim of allied health and natural medicine therapists is to assist your body’s innate self-healing forces and mechanisms by stimulating sensors, relaxing muscles, realigning postural deviations, removing energy flow blockages caused by stressors and shortened musculature. We have different applications to arrive at the end goal of minimizing chronically manifested pain, showing you how to manage chronic pain and perhaps reduce or remove it, depending on how long it was given time to manifest and build. At HealthBack our methods to re-balance the body are remedial massage therapy, Dorn spinal therapy, reflexology and Breuss spinal stretch massage which all work towards the same goal: (more…)
REDUCE YOUR STRESS THROUGH AWARENESS
Stress is our worst enemy. Being able to mindfully reduce stress levels can greatly help reduce hypertension, depression and anxiety, burnout and insomnia. Stress reduction will allow your body’s immunity to strengthen leaving you stronger and healthier and with an increased feeling and outlook of wellness and positivism.
Training to be more present and aware will help reduce our high levels of stress. (more…)
There are multiple factors that can cause neck pain and neck tension: a common cause of a stiff neck is a twisting or whiplash injury from jerking the neck too hard, for instance in a car accident or a sports injury. A stiff neck or neck tension can also occur after sleeping with the neck in an awkward position. Another cause may be a spasm of the neck muscles or a fibrotic inflammation. Osteoarthritis and osteoporosis as well as degenerative disks or misaligned vertebrae in the cervical spine can also cause discomfort in the neck.
If stiffness is caused by an injury, then heat, traction or massage may be required. Pain killing drugs and anti-rheumatic drugs (in case of swellings) may be prescribed.
Receiving remedial massage therapy for release of tension and stress and increased circulation and Qi flow, checking for leg-length difference, correction of any misalignment of the pelvis and the spinal vertebrae can address adverse symptoms and their causes on multiple levels of the functions of the human body systems.
Lower back pain or lumbar back pain is a very common physical complaint in adult persons. Symptoms vary from morning stiffness to sudden pain in the sides or inability to stand upright or move. Low back pain can be caused by strained ligaments and muscles surrounding the spine or by a vertebral disk that has partially slipped or herniated. The treatment for lumbar back pain varies depending on the severity of pain or disability. (more…)
Head, neck shoulder massage to remove upper thoracic tension. Exercises to improve the correct the firing of the shoulder girdle muscles, i.e. improve the gleno-humeral rhythm. Deep tissue massage and trigger point massage therapy addresses deep seated tension. Certain lifestyle choices and stress factors of physical or mental nature can cause blockages in our body systems.
Blockages can be caused by guarded or shortened muscles, by mis-alignments in body posture, by adrenal fatigue or over-stimulation of our nervous system. Shortened or guarded muscles try to prevent injury to the body. Shortened muscles cannot contract and are muscles lacking in strength. This can lead to further postural body changes, to insufficient blood circulation and to lack of nourishment of body tissue cells.