2020 Feb 13

Welcome Sarah Hanson, Licensed Massage Therapist to the Essence of Wellness Team

By |2020-02-13T09:26:12-05:00February 13th, 2020|Categories: Massage Therapy|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

We are excited to announce Sarah Hanson, LMT has joined the EOW team. Sarah Hanson, LMT is a graduate of the Dayton School of Medical Massage. She is licensed with the Ohio State Medical Board. Through massage therapy she brings relaxation, healing and wellness to your body. Sarah loves to incorporate several techniques such as compression, cross-fiber friction, [...]

2020 Jan 21

A Natural Approach to Pain Relief

By |2020-01-22T12:42:25-05:00January 21st, 2020|Categories: Chiropractic, Exercise, Massage Therapy, Nutrition|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |2 Comments

In this video Dr. Dean Smith discusses a natural approach to pain relief with emphasis on lifestyle. This a broad overview of how nutrition, exercise, sleep, smoking, stress, chiropractic and other factors can influence our pain. Below are some practical resources to help you implement some of the pain relieving strategies discussed in the video: [...]

2020 Jan 15

Myofascial Trigger Points – Definition, Importance and Self-Care

By |2020-01-16T08:08:20-05:00January 15th, 2020|Categories: Chiropractic, Massage Therapy|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

What are myofascial trigger points? These are tender and tight spots within your muscles (Figure 1).  Trigger points are linked to a condition called myofascial pain or myofascial pain syndrome (MPS).  While MPS is commonly accepted among clinicians, there is still debate about how to define MPS and what causes it.  Myofascial pain is [...]

2020 Jan 3

Craniosacral Therapy for Chronic Pain

By |2020-01-03T00:48:39-05:00January 3rd, 2020|Categories: Chiropractic, Massage Therapy, Occupational Therapy|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Craniosacral therapy (CST) is a gentle hands-on technique that works with the soft tissue structures of the body aiming to release restrictions around the spinal cord and brain and subsequently restore body function (1).  The craniosacral system is defined as a recognized, functioning physiological system, including the membranes and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) surrounding the spinal [...]

2019 Dec 29

Chiropractic Benefits Workers and the Workplace

By |2019-12-29T21:35:28-05:00December 29th, 2019|Categories: Chiropractic, Work|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Chiropractors can help benefit workers and their workplace by contributing to improved outcomes, reduced costs and reduced surgeries.  Here are some key points regarding chiropractic and workers in the workplace: Workers whose first health care visit for the injury was to a doctor of chiropractic had substantially better outcomes (1) Overall, cost comparison studies from [...]

2018 Aug 12

Migraine Headaches? Why Behaviors Matter.

By |2018-08-12T20:09:17-04:00August 12th, 2018|Categories: Exercise, Nutrition|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Migraine is a common and disabling condition characterized by nausea, vomiting, sensitivity to light and sound, head pain on one side, and attacks that are of moderate to severe pain.  These migraines are diagnosed when an individual has experienced at least five of these attacks in his or her lifetime. Episodic migraine is characterized by [...]

2018 Jul 7

Two Major Studies on Chiropractic for Low Back Pain

By |2018-07-07T18:37:50-04:00July 7th, 2018|Categories: Chiropractic|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Two major studies on chiropractic for low back pain have been published already in 2018.  One study was published in the Spine Journal and the other published in JAMA.  These studies are significant because of their findings and their research design.  The results from the pragmatic trial (Goertz et al) indicate that chiropractic care, when [...]

2018 Feb 4

Muscle, Strength Training and Healthy Aging

By |2018-02-04T10:05:11-05:00February 4th, 2018|Categories: Exercise, Seniors|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Muscle health and physical activity are very important factors to support healthy aging. It is well known that people of all ages benefit from regular physical activity. Exercise reduces the risk of coronary heart disease, hypertension, certain kinds of cancer, type 2 diabetes, and many other chronic diseases. However, muscular strength is an important component [...]

2018 Feb 2

Why Adults Choose Chiropractic and How Important Is It to Them?

By |2018-02-02T19:48:14-05:00February 2nd, 2018|Categories: Chiropractic|0 Comments

There is a growing trend of chiropractic use in adults. In a recent survey of US adults who used chiropractic services, back pain (63.0%) and neck pain (30.2%) were the most prevalent health problems for chiropractic consultations and the majority of users reported chiropractic helping a great deal with their health problem and improving overall [...]

2018 Feb 1

Massage and Tension Headaches

By |2018-02-01T17:28:38-05:00February 1st, 2018|Categories: Massage Therapy|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Headache? Those with tension type headache (TTH) describe them as pressure or tension, tightening pain in the head that is generally on both sides of the head and not aggravated by usual physical activity. Tenderness around the head may also occur.  Did you know that tension type headache is the most common headache disorder in [...]