A More Balanced You

  • If you haven’t visited a chiropractor before, you might be missing out. Millions of people around the world have experienced the incredible benefits of chiropractic care. One of the best things about chiropractic care is that it is a drug free and surgery free path to healing naturally.

  • People have reported that chiropractic benefits help to improve; Back Pain, Headaches, Ear Infections, Neck Pain, Arthritis and Joint Pain, Scoliosis, Asthma, Blood Pressure, and surgery prevention.

  • Chiropractors pride themselves on taking a natural, drug-less approach to helping their patients reach their health goals. Essentially, the basic principle upon which the entire profession is built is that the body has the amazing, innate ability to heal itself (under the right conditions), and it is the chiropractor’s job to help create an environment to facilitate this.

  • Because the nervous system controls every cell and organ in your body, chiropractors focus their attention on the health of your spine being properly aligned and, if there are shifts, helping the spine come back into alignment.


What Should I Expect?

  1. You should arrive at least 30 minutes early to fill out paperwork and forms. OR print it out and bring it with you to save time in the clinic! The Chiropractor will want you to fill out a complete medical history and information regarding your current symptoms or injury.

  2. The Chiropractor will perform a thorough exam which includes general tests such as; range of motion, muscle strength, and neurological integrity. Sometimes they will even preform posture analysis and functional screening.

  3. The Chiropractor will put together a treatment plan that might include; chiropractic adjustments, massage, modalities to help with soft tissue healing, Posture training or education.


The Art of Healing

Is Massage Therapy for Me?

  • A soothing massage can help you unwind, but that’s not all. If you’ve never tried massage, learn about its possible health benefits and what to expect during a massage therapy session.

  • Massage is a general term for pressing, rubbing and manipulating your skin, muscles, tendons and ligaments. Massage therapists typically use their hands and fingers for massage, but may also use their forearms, or elbows, and massage may range from light stroking to deep pressure.

  • There are many different types of massage, including these common types:

    • Swedish massage. This is a gentle form of massage that uses long strokes, kneading, deep circular movements, vibration and tapping to help relax and energize you.

    • Deep tissue massage. This massage technique uses slower, more-forceful strokes to target the deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue, commonly to help with muscle damage from injuries.

    • Sports massage. This is similar to Swedish massage, but it’s geared toward people involved in sport activities to help prevent or treat injuries.

    • Trigger point massage. This massage focuses on areas of tight muscle fibers that can form in your muscles after injuries or overuse.

Benefits of massage

  • Studies on the benefits of massage demonstrate that it is an effective treatment for reducing stress, pain and muscle tension. Some studies have found massage may also be helpful for:

    • Anxiety

    • Digestive disorders

    • Fibromyalgia

    • Headaches

    • Insomnia related to stress

    • Myofascial pain syndrome

    • Soft tissue strains or injuries

    • Sports injuries

    • Temporomandibular joint pain

What Should I Expect?

  • You don’t need any special preparation for massage. Before a massage therapy session starts, your massage therapist should ask you about any symptoms, and what you’re hoping to get out of massage. In a typical massage therapy session, you undress, but only to the point that you’re comfortable. You generally lie on a table and cover yourself with a sheet. Your massage therapist will use oil or lotion to reduce friction on your skin. If a massage therapist is pushing too hard, ask for lighter pressure. Occasionally you may have a sensitive spot in a muscle that feels like a knot. It’s likely to be uncomfortable while your massage therapist works it out. But if it becomes painful, speak up. We also like patients to speak up if the massage therapist is not applying enough pressure, communication is always good to ensure the best massage.

Get in Touch

P: 530-841-7189

Fax: 530-572-5268

700 S. Main St. #2

Yreka, California 96097

Open Monday-Wednesday-Friday

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Closed for lunch: 12:00-1:00

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