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 [...]

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 [...]

2017 Sep 8

Chiropractic and Manual Therapy for Tension Headache

By |2017-09-08T21:04:59-04:00September 8th, 2017|Categories: Chiropractic, Massage Therapy|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Manual therapy consisting of spinal manipulation, mobilization, soft-tissue therapy, or exercise is more effective than medication in the short term and as effective as medication long-term for muscle tension-type headaches. One of the most common physical interventions for headache management is manual therapy (MT) including chiropractic adjustments or 'spinal manipulation', joint and spinal mobilization, therapeutic [...]

2017 Jun 18

Massage Therapy in Children with Asthma

By |2017-06-18T21:25:38-04:00June 18th, 2017|Categories: Children, Massage Therapy|Tags: , , |0 Comments

According to a new scientific review, from Chinese authors, massage therapy can help asthma and significantly improve pulmonary function in children. The authors of the study evaluated the efficacy of massage, a traditional treatment method of traditional Chinese medicine on children with asthma.  Fourteen studies with 1299 patients were included in the meta-analysis. Compared with [...]

2017 Jan 7

Massage in the Promotion of Health and Well-Being of Older People

By |2017-01-07T16:24:44-05:00January 7th, 2017|Categories: Massage Therapy, Seniors|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Globally, the proportion of people over 65 years is rapidly rising. Increased longevity means older people may experience a rise in physiological and psychological health problems. These issues potentially place an increased demand for quality care for the older person. Complementary approaches such as massage appear to be needed in quality residential care. Pain is a [...]

2016 Dec 13

Massage Therapy Gift Certificates Available

By |2016-12-13T11:47:34-05:00December 13th, 2016|Categories: Massage Therapy|Tags: , |0 Comments

Give someone (or yourself) the gift of a massage this holiday season. Gift certificates for a 1 hour massage are available for only $45 until the end of December. Call 937-456-4555 or stop by the office to pick them up. Massage therapy has been shown to have beneficial effects on varying conditions including prenatal depression, preterm infants, full-term [...]

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