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What To Do After a Car Accident

So you’ve been in a car accident. Here’s what Oregon drivers need to know after being involved in an auto accident. I wouldn’t wish for anyone to have a motor vehicle accident. But if so, there are a few important things you should know. First and foremost, stay calm and try not to add any more stress into this already stressful situation. No one plans on getting into a car accident and the majority of car accident victims experience shock after one occurs. This state of shock causes adrenaline to mask injuries, pains and pulled...

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Massage Therapy For Auto Accidents

Massage Therapy For Auto Accidents

Massage Therapy For Auto Accidents If you’ve been injured in an accident involving a motor vehicle, often the damage inside the body is less obvious than the damage on the surface. According to Mayo Clinic, 35% of new spinal injuries each year are caused by auto accidents. The nervous system– involving the brain, spine, and nerves — is often heavily affected after such injury. If you find yourself unsure of why you are in severe pain after an automobile accident, it’s time to consider massage therapy to relieve damage...

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The Benefits Of Maternity Massage

The Benefits Of Maternity Massage

For thousands of years, therapeutic massages have been used to improve health and wellness. During pregnancy, women often suffer from headaches, backaches, and muscle tension in a number of areas. Prenatal massage can provide several health benefits to women and the unborn child. It is best to find a massage therapist with adequate training and experience with prenatal massages. If labor pains, depression, and anxiety are some of the concerns you are facing with pregnancy, you will benefit from maternity massage. 1. Regulates Hormones One of...

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Preparing for Your First Massage

Preparing for Your First Massage

Every masseuse is different, and finding one that is friendly and performs high quality Portland massage therapy can be more difficult than you think. There are many things you can do before scheduling a massage appointment to ensure that you have the relaxing, therapeutic experience that you expect and deserve. When searching for a qualified Portland massage therapist, ask around for references. Your friends or family members may have some solid suggestions, and it’s always reassuring to have a reference from someone you know well and trust....

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Massage Therapy and Good Posture

Massage Therapy and Good Posture

These days it seems like more and more people are working at jobs that involve long periods of time sitting and staring at a computer. Sitting at a computer for hours can wreak havoc on your back, shoulder and neck muscles, especially if you aren’t practicing good posture, which most people don’t. Usually people will slouch or lean their necks forward when sitting at a computer desk, and this can lead to pain and health problems. It may not seem like it, but bad posture is one of the hardest habits to break. When you slouch forward for hours...

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Portland Injury Therapy

Portland Injury Therapy

Sports are a great way to stay in shape. They allow you to exercise your muscles, give you good cardiovascular endurance and help satisfy the need for competition. Although one drawback to any sport, no matter how physical it is, is the potential for injuries. The potential for injury is higher in athletes as they’re using their bodies in more strenuous ways on a regular basis. Injuries can range in severity. Sometimes you are still able to participate with only minor discomfort, while other times may require medical attention and don’t...

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Portland Chiropractic Services

Portland Chiropractic Services

Living with chronic back pain, neck pain or headaches can be debilitating to your everyday life. You may be unable to move around as freely as you should and you may need to frequently rest. One of the worse things is that people can’t truly see how much pain you are going through. Your quality of sleep can often be hindered by this pain. One way to help rid your body of this pain, that you may not have considered, is visiting a chiropractor. Chiropractors are able to re-align your back, which can fix a lot of issues that may be...

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Added Benefits of Massage

Added Benefits of Massage

When going to get a massage, the main thing on your mind is usually that you want to relax and get some relief for your tired muscles. While you may receive that relief, there are many more benefits you may not know about. Getting massages regularly can improve your overall health in many different ways. Although not a replacement for any needed chiropractic care, massage can improve your posture over time. In fact, many chiropractors have begun hiring massage therapists to work on patients before they do an adjustment. This helps the...

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What is Reflexology?

What is Reflexology?

There are times when you are being treated for something medically where you need some extra help to aid in your recovery. Since the medical aspect might already be taken care of, many people turn to alternative medicine to compliment their healing. Alternative healing is the name for methods of healing the body without medication such as massage, acupuncture, and chiropractic care. A lesser known alternative medicine that has been growing in popularity lately is known as reflexology or “zone” therapy.   Reflexology starts by dividing...

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What is Chiropractic Medicine?

What is Chiropractic Medicine?

We feel it’s important for our patients to understand what Chiropractic Medicine is. We hope this brief guide gives you a better understanding of the doctrine behind it and how it applies to what we do. Chiropractic Medicine is a form of holistic medicinal therapy used to manipulate the spine and nervous system for healing of the human body. Holistic means to heal the body naturally, without medication or surgery. As you go about your daily activities, or even as a result of an injury, your spine can become misaligned. This often times...

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