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Bowen

This is a gentle muscle therapy and connective tissue therapy. It consists of a series of precise moves on specified points on your body. You will feel delicate moves followed by pauses between the series of moves. This is to let your body reset the tensions of your muscles, tendons or nerve sheaths. Then that allows your body to heal via minimal intervention. Although the Bowen moves are light, they effect a relief from many musculoskeletal problems plus induce general relaxation.

Strain Counterstrain Therapy

It’s origin is Dr. Jones, an American osteopath, who discovered neuromuscular tender points that he realized were contracted, painful tissue. Furthermore these painful areas could be used to identify and treat all types of tissue dysfunctions.

This is a muscle therapy that takes the Tender Points and muscle tension out of your body. Muscles contract via central nervous system communication. When your muscle overstretched, the communication gets confused and the muscle becomes constantly contracted or strained.

Try holding one position for long time. You find it is very fatiguing. This is because your muscle make neuro-active waste products which remain in them. This irritates your muscles to spasm continuously and to form Tender points/Trigger points.

Some Conditions Known to Respond Well But Not Limited to Are:

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Joint Pain (example: ankles, elbow,knee)
  • Lower Back Pain
  • Migraine Headaches
  • Shoulder Injuries
  • Sports Injuries
  • Upper Back and Neck Pain

This may occur in the covering of the muscles called myofascial (a soft tissue) giving rise to myofascial pain. You feel it because of the nerve supply therein. This soft tissue pain makes up for a large percentage of chronic pain syndromes. It is in all areas of your body and you will perceive it as a tightness, pain or numbness or tingling sensation.

The beauty of Strain-Counterstrain therapy is the relief of your pain is achieved by my placing you into a position that eases the pain instead of painfully stretching your contracted and over-stretched muscles. By holding you in “easing position”, your muscle shortens and sends the new message that it is relaxed to your brain.

So why do I hold you in the “easing position” for 90 seconds?  The nervous system reports the change instantly to your brain. However, the circulatory and myofascial systems require the extended time to make their adjustments to the muscular reset. Their involvement results in a deeper, and more sustained effect in Strain-Counterstrain therapy.  So it’s all in good time.

Percussion Therapy

Percussion Therapy is a simple treatment in which your muscles are vibrated rapidly by a percussive machine. By sending high-frequency vibrations deeply into your tissues, toxins are cleared and painful, tight muscles are relaxed.

A single tight muscle can cause aggravating pain and recruit even more muscles into the picture. Percussion therapy so often offers real and rapid relief of this situation. If you are experiencing muscle pain, it may well be worth asking me for a percussion therapy session.

Percussion therapy uses very rapid vibrations applied by a machine to drum your muscle pain away and facilitate their healing. I use it to help those experiencing muscle pain which may have started after exercise or after lengthy immobile time-periods. In both situations, you will have built up lactic acid in your muscles and this causes you to feel stiff or achy. While massage flushes out lactic acid, the percussor is an even more efficient to flush it out and set you up to be comfortable. Try it out for yourself.

Percussion Therapy is a simple treatment in which your muscles are vibrated rapidly by a percussive machine. By sending high-frequency vibrations deeply into your tissues, toxins are cleared and painful, tight muscles are relaxed.

A single tight muscle can cause aggravating pain and recruit even more muscles into the picture. Percussion therapy so often offers real and rapid relief of this situation. If you are experiencing muscle pain, it may well be worth asking me for a percussion therapy session.

Percussion therapy uses very rapid vibrations applied by a machine to drum your muscle pain away and facilitate their healing. I use it to help those experiencing muscle pain which may have started after exercise or after lengthy immobile time-periods. In both situations, you will have built up lactic acid in your muscles and this causes you to feel stiff or achy. While massage flushes out lactic acid, the percussor is an even more efficient to flush it out and set you up to be comfortable. Try it out for yourself.

Benefits of Percussion Therapy

  • Local endorphin release occurs almost immediately
  • Blood circulation increase to remove lactic acid
  • Lymphatic drainage assists with toxin removal
  • Muscle trigger point are stimulated and release tension
  • Your Parasympathetic division of the nervous system sets off relaxation.
  • Tension releases in your joints and ligaments leading to better mobility
  • Improved quality of sleep

Appointments

Patients can book an appointment or you can simply walk in and you’ll be seen.

Licensed Professionals

Professional Naturopathic Medicine is provided by trained, BC licensed Naturopathic Doctors.

Treatment Fees

The fees charged for service & supplies are due at the time of delivery & are nonrefundable

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