As part of your initial visit your provider will discuss which treatments, they would recommend for you, based on your unique expression of stress and preferences. If you are particularly interested in a specific treatment, the provider can be sure to include that in your treatment plan.
Talk therapy or cognitive behavioral therapy is beneficial for many people. However, everyone presents their stress differently. For example, one person may have racing thoughts of stressful events in their life and another person may have muscle tension. Talk therapy may benefit these individuals, but perhaps getting to the root cause of muscle tension needs biofeedback (a way to re-train the muscle from tensing when stress is present).
Yes! These treatments work synergistically with each other and can be used together.
Craniosacral therapy is a type of bodywork that uses gentle touch to manipulate the bones of the head, spine, and pelvis. It is based on the theory that there is a subtle, rhythmic pulse in the central nervous system, which can be felt throughout the body and is thought to be important for overall health. Practitioners of craniosacral therapy believe that they can detect and correct imbalances in the craniosacral system by applying light touch to the head, spine, and other parts of the body. Craniosacral therapy is used to treat a variety of conditions, including chronic pain, stress, and migraines.
Visceral manipulation is a type of manual therapy that aims to improve the functioning of the internal organs and the musculoskeletal system. It is based on the theory that the internal organs and the structures that support them (such as the fascia and ligaments) can become restricted or out of balance, leading to pain and other health problems. Visceral manipulation practitioners use gentle, specific techniques to manipulate the organs and surrounding structures, with the goal of releasing restrictions, improving organ function and relieving pain and other symptoms. Visceral manipulation is used to treat a variety of conditions, including abdominal pain, constipation, and painful periods.
Biofeedback is a technique that involves measuring a person's physiological responses, such as heart rate, blood pressure, skin temperature, and muscle tension, and providing the person with real-time feedback on these responses. The goal of biofeedback is to help people learn to control their body's responses and improve their physical and mental health.
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