Holistic practitioners understand the importance of body-mind integration, and the role it plays in attaining premium health. The fact is that a stress-free, healthy body heals faster and better, and is less susceptible to injury and illness. Massage therapy is one of the most powerful methods of stress management, and may prevent the development of stress-related illnesses (hypertension, heart attacks, depression, etc.).
Aqua Massage allows caring chiropractors the opportunity to offer their patients of all ages the benefits of a hands-on massage combined with the therapeutic benefits of heat. An additional benefit is that massage promotes body self-awareness, and patients who receive regular massage often experience better motor control, and increased control of their posture.
Benefits of Aqua Massage Therapy:
Cold Laser Therapy
FDA-approved laser therapy (also called “cold laser”) is a new, exciting technology which has been proven to be remarkably safe, painless, and effective in treating both acute injuries and chronic pain of various kinds. It is especially effective in treating carpal tunnel syndrome, and other potentially stubborn, persistent, and “difficult-to-treat” conditions, including back pain, neck pain, arthritis, TMJ, plantar fasciitis, and other joint and muscle pains.
Mechanism of Action
Therapeutic Benefits of Laser Therapy
EB Pro Energy Balancer and Detoxifier Foot Bath System
The EB Pro was designed and developed to restore the body's energy and balance while facilitating and aiding in its natural detoxification process. This device has been proven in clinical trials to balance and restore the body's pH and electromagnetic energy.
The EB uses direct current similar to that of the human body to create an ionic field. The patient places their feet in the bioenergetic water to receive the flow of ions which increases cellular function. Studies have shown that more cellular ATP is produced during treatment which enhances the cells to work and detoxify at a higher rate.
Whole Body Vibration
THE WAVE EXERCISE PLATFORM
The WAVE platform drops either 2 or 4 mm. This is a very small and gentle drop. For example, let’s say that you are standing on the vibration plate with a gentle knee bend. Once the platform drops 2 mm, your muscle is quickly lengthened, or ‘stretched’. The body reacts to this by quickly contracting the muscle. By the time it does that, the WAVE platform is already back at the first position. The platform drops again and this is repeated. Since the WAVE platform has been designed to do this 20 to 50 times per second, you can get a maximum of 50 muscle contractions per second! In one minute, you can actually get 3000 safe and gentle muscle contractions. This is the equivalent to doing 3000 knee bends. You can only imagine how long that would take without the WAVE.
Nearly 100% muscle recruitment
In addition to these muscle contractions, vibration exercise is also able to work more of the muscles. Because the vibration effect makes the muscles contract involuntarily, all muscles that are being exercised will be activated. In fact, with regular training such as weight lifting, only 40% of your muscles will be working. With WAVE vibration exercise, that number can reach nearly 100%. Not only will you get more muscle contractions in a short period of time, but also more of your muscles will be working during this time. All this leads to WAVE vibration exercise being a safe and fast way to exercise.
Positive benefits on muscles
Force = Mass X Acceleration
Increasing the MASS to get more FORCE, or keep the same weight but increase the ACCELERATION...
Don’t let this formula scare you! All it simply means is the following:
Whenever we exercise our muscles, we are using Force to lift more or lift faster. There are two ways to get stronger: lift heavy weights (increasing the MASS to get more Force), or lift lighter weights but faster (keep the same weight but increase the ACCELERATION). WAVE vibration exercise works on increasing acceleration (rapid movement of the platform) rather than increasing the amount you lift, thereby placing less stress on your joints and ligaments.
Positive benefits on circulation
Gentle rapid contractions allow the muscle to work as a pump, resulting in increased blood flow within the circulatory system. This results in the body to carry off waste products much faster, thereby enhancing circulation and recovery.
Positive benefits on bone
WAVE vibration exercise has a positive effect on bone. This is based upon Wolffe’s law, which states that bone responds to the physical stresses put on it. Rapid muscular contractions with the WAVE will lead to increased strength and favorable stresses being placed on the bone.
Cold pack therapy is often thought of as the therapy of choice for acute injuries. Actually, the application of cold over any painful tissue is usually effective at any stage of an injury. It works by constricting blood flow to the tissue, thereby reducing swelling, pain, and muscular spasms. It is very important to use cold consistently. It should be used for a maximum of 20 minutes, and may be applied each hour. Utilizing a cold pack instead of ice will provide all the benefits without the risk of damaging tissue.
If you understand that, where there is pain there is inflammation, you will never be confused on when to use cold. With that being said, if you have a weak area you should cold pack that area daily even if pain is not present because most likely, the underlying inflammatory process is.
The Stick is a revolutionary device used to segmentally compress and stretch muscle. It is highly effective in the treatment of muscle pain and trigger points.
The Stick provides the following benefits:
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The Q-10 Effect
Speed, Strength and Endurance
Growth, Repair and Glycogen
Enhanced Lactic Acid Removal
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