Chiropractors are musculoskeletal (MSK) experts, providing an assessment, diagnosis, treatment and preventative care of biomechanical disorders that may affect muscles, joints and/or nerves. Chiropractic treatment is highly skilled, hands-on health care that can relieve pain and help improve mobility. Even if you do not have painful symptoms, chiropractic can help you maintain a healthy spine and joint function.
Acupuncture involves the insertion of very fine needles into specific points on the body, called acupuncture points, which stimulate the body’s natural healing mechanism. Acupuncture can involve several methods of stimulation, including the application of heat or pressure.
Acupuncture is a key component of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), which is a broader range of medical practices based on a tradition over 2 500 years old. TCM includes herbal medicine, massage, exercise, and dietary therapy.
Our registered massage therapists specialize in a variety of modalities at the clinic. If you have a particular interest in Thai massage, hot stone massage, or cupping; let us know when you book in and we’ll match you with the best therapist to suit your needs.
Thai massage involves a combination of massage and manipulation. It was developed in Thailand, heavily influenced by the traditional medicine systems of India and China, as well as by yoga.
Unlike deep-tissue or relaxation massage, recipients of Thai massage wear loose, comfortable clothing while their therapist positions the body in various yoga-like positions. Deep static and rhythmic pressures form the core of the massage, and involves deep pressure and assisted stretching.
Unlike therapeutic or relaxation massage, which can leave you somewhat drowsy, Thai massage relaxes and invigorates your body.
Hot Stone Massage
The use of hot stones during massage will help relieve tension, ease muscle stiffness, and increase circulation. How? Hot stone therapy promotes healing by targeting the deeper layers of muscle through the use of heated stones. Combined with regular massage, this treatment delivers a wealth of benefits.
Cupping therapy is an ancient form of alternative medicine in which a therapist puts special cups on your skin for a few minutes to create suction. People get it for many purposes, including to help with pain, inflammation, blood flow, relaxation and well-being, and as a type of deep-tissue massage.
While foot abnormalities are often the culprit for foot pain, these abnormalities can also be the cause of other issues including back pain, knee pain, and ankle pain. At Willow Park Village Chiropractic & Wellness, we work to understand the root of every issue, and we can help determine whether custom orthotics can get you moving pain-free again.
Theralase is a cold laser treatment that triggers the body it heal itself. It penetrates tissue and stimulates your body’s cells to produce additional ATP, which is what deals with cell repair and regeneration. It can accelerate healing, minimize or eradicate pain, and decreases inflammation.
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