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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:

  • Reduce muscle tension and pain
  • Reduce stress, anxiety, and blood pressure
  • Promote circulation and elimination of toxins
  • Speed recovery from injury

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.

Low level laser therapy is not harmful. Lasers used for tissue stimulation have insufficient strength to damage cells. 30 years of clinical studies and clinical use have shown no adverse effects.

Mechanism of Action
Therapeutic lasers work by supplying energy to the body in the form of photons of light. The tissues and cells then absorb this energy, where it is used to accelerate the normal rate of tissue healing.

Therapeutic Benefits of Laser Therapy

  • Anti-inflammatory Action: Cold Laser light reduces swelling, leading to decreased pain, less stiffness, and a faster return to normal joint and muscle function.
  • Rapid Cell Growth: Laser light accelerates cellular reproduction and growth.
  • Faster Wound Healing: Laser light stimulates fibroblast development and accelerates collagen synthesis in damaged tissue.
  • Reduced Fibrous Tissue Formation: Laser light reduces formation of scar tissue, leading to more complete healing, with less chance of weakness and re-injury later.
  • Increased Vascular Activity: Laser light increases blood flow to the injured area.
  • Stimulated Nerve Function: Laser light speeds nerve cell processes which may decrease pain and numbness associated with nerve-related conditions.

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 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 PackTherapy

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.

Intracell Technology

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:

  • Prevent & Predict Muscle Injuries
  • Dramatically improve strength, flexibility and endurance
  • Rapidly prepare muscles for physical activity
  • Disperse the effects of lactic acid following activity
  • Accelerate muscle recovery

The Stick for Athletes

The Q-10 Effect
Warm muscles perform better than cool muscles, Traditionally, athletes would have to do light exercise to raise muscle temperature and enhance enzyme activity, This came at the expense of energy stores that could make the difference between first place and second place. Intracell Technology allows an athlete to warm-up without expending energy reserves.

Speed, Strength and Endurance
Emphasis on flexibility training by most athletes is almost non-existent. However, flexibility is crucial for developments in speed, strength and endurance. The usual approach to flexibility is less than optimal since muscle rarely stiffens uniformly. Typically, isolated segments of muscle become chronically shortened. Intracell Technology allows an athlete to perform general stretching as well as segmental stretching procedures with a high degree of precision.

Growth, Repair and Glycogen
Restricted blood flow to the muscles following exercise hinders muscle growth, muscle repair and glycogen repletion. Blood flow restrictions are due to generalized muscle tightness and barrier trigger points. Intracell Technology relaxes tight muscle to enhance muscle growth, repairs tissue and augments glycogen repletion following heavy exercise.

Enhanced Lactic Acid Removal
During exercise, lactic acid can build to critical levels where optimal performance is sacrificed, Intracell Technology expedites the discharge of lactic acid from your muscles and encourages its conversion into glucose by the liver. Intracell Technology appears to be very promising in the arena of enhanced sport performance. Look for more research along these lines in the future.

What is Fibromyalgia Syndrome?
The condition can affect people in many different ways, however the major symptoms include diffuse muscular pain, ache, soreness and stiffness. Frequently waking during sleep and rising unrefreshed are companion symptoms. Memory loss and irritable bowel complaints are other symptoms that often accompany fibromyalgia syndrome.

Trigger points and tender points, are they the same thing?
Sometimes this is difficult to address because the conditions are often found in concert with each other. A safe way to differentiate the two is by pain patterns. Remember, the pain of Fibromyalgia Syndrome is widespread, hence the tender points will also be widespread. Trigger point pain is found in a condition known as myofascial pain syndrome, which may be highly localized or regional. An active trigger point will also refer pain when palpated, while a tender point is more likely to just cause more pain at the local site. Also, the prognosis for trigger points is more favorable than tender points.

Barrier Trigger Points
Barrier trigger points are inflexible bands of muscle containing knots. These barriers set an artificial ceiling on muscle performance by restricting blood flow to the muscle. And, unrestricted blood flow is vital for both high performance and full recovery from exercise. Intracell Technology lifts the ceiling on performance by extinguishing barrier trigger points.