Tuesday, March 26, 2019

How Does CranioSacral Therapy Complement other Medical Interventions?

Most Medical and Healthcare practitioners see CranioSacral Therapy as a gentle and non-invasive Complementary Therapy - it is considered as suitable for the co-treatment of a number of conditions.
Many medical professionals criteria for recommending  therapies is that if it is doing no harm, makes you feel good and does not cost too much then go ahead.

To answer the question more directly, I often receive new clients in the following situations:
·         They have been through formal medical channels.
Often in the case of 
back pain, stress related illness etc. Clients feel they have exhausted all that formal medicine has to offer. This is ideal from my point of view as a full medical history has been built up and the individual's condition has been pre-checked by a medical practitioner.
·         The client wishes to complement formal medical treatment with another therapy.
Many of my 
pregnant clients and moms with infants and children are receiving formal medical care for their conditions and related complications. They typically continue with this care as they attend CranioSacral Therapy to further relieve symptoms or to reach the parts that they feel formal medical interventions cannot reach.

In summary, in my experience the answer is yes - CranioSacral Therapy can be used alongside formal medical interventions. 

Jeannette Raskin practices at Family First Chiropractic, 142 Erickson Drive, Red Deer, Alberta.  403-347-3261. www.family1stchiro.ca.

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Massage Therapy: Good Health Maintenance

   Massage Therapy used as maintenance to good health will align your body with feel good hormones and regulate and restore the body back to balance.

   When feeling good, even to book yourself in for even every 4 weeks or once a month will help you with your blood pressure and range of motion in your joints. It will help you perform in any sports and encourage improved blood circulation. It also helps with anxiety, depression and stress.

   Every day stress can add up quick and we start to feel it in our body. Once you start to feel your shoulders rise up towards your ears, or you have trouble sleeping and find yourself having any numbness in your hands could be caused by nerve entrapment due to the structure of the body being compromised in certain positions that could be putting pressure on the nerves. Which is a good idea to get that corrected with Chiropractic care and Massage. To have a therapist come in and allow movement to take place in the joints and apply pressure to the area to alleviate trigger points. To have the therapist to also apply pressure to the fascia, the fibrous connective tissue that protects and supports muscles and organs throught your body. Sometimes adhesions can also entrap nerves, the manipulation of the soft tissues through Active Release technique will break up the adhesions so your muscles, joints and nerves can move freely again. Which is a good reason to come in today while we hibernate in this cold weather even if its been a few days of no activity can wreak havoc on our body when we do decide to get up and move. With tension and lack of movement will for sure raise the chances of injury when you go to scrape the ice off the windshield. Take care and be mindful of movement and make sure to really warm up the muscles before any activity and hydrate!

Amelia Seaton-Segura, RMT practices at Family First Chiropractic located at 142 Erickson drive in Red Deer. Call us today to make an appointment (403)347-3261 or visit us at www.family1stchiro.ca.