MEDICAL MASSAGE & BODYWORK
RELAXATION & STRESS REDUCTION
Swedish Massage focuses on engaging the body’s parasympathetic nervous system. Otherwise known as Rest and Digest. It is the goal of each therapist to engage the relaxation response to benefit the body’s natural ability to heal.
It reduces stress on the adrenal glands, slows down the production of cortisol, and increases the production of serotonin and oxytocin (good hormones). Often during a swedish massage the energy flow is restored bringing the median flow or circadian rhythm back in to balance. This flow if uninterrupted, will continue for 72 hours before completing a full cycle of recovery. People usually feel much lighter, and report sleeping much more deeply after a Swedish Massage.
THERAPEUTIC MASSAGE FOR PAIN MANAGEMENT
Have you been experiencing back aches, neck aches, shoulder pain, or a nagging pain while exercising or doing your daily activities? At Brecksville Center for the Healing Arts, we have pain management specialists who are very experienced with getting to the root cause of these kind of problems, and helping you get back to doing what you love.
Some of the most common causes of the painful conditions we treat are: poor posture, faulty movement patterns, inflammation, arthritis, sports injuries, and motor vehicle accidents.
So what can we do to fix this together? We offer a wide range of treatment options in office and also give you homework to work on in between visits. These include: massage and soft tissue work (active release), body awareness and functional movement modifications, myofascial release, cupping sore muscles, and stretching exercises. The end goal is to not only get you out of pain, but keep you out of pain. Book an appointment to see one of our pain management specialists today!
HOLISTIC HEALTH WITH ENERGY AND TAPPING
More than ever, people are dealing with high stress home and work environments in addition to a poor diet and lack of sleep and/or exercise. Are you suffering from weight gain, lack of energy, brain fog, insomnia, or feel emotionally overwhelmed?
At BCHA, we address the whole body, by asking you questions regarding sleep patterns, diet and digestion, work/life balance, and more. This gives us a good picture of how we can help you, what simple changes you can make, and if we need to work together with other practitioners to give you the best result.
We offer a variety of energy based modalities including Reiki, Reflexology, and the Eden Method, as well as emotional balancing techniques such as EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique/Tapping) and The Emotion Code. The Eden Method, EFT and the Emotion Code are each based on Traditional Chinese Medicine practices. At each visit, the practitioner will address your specific needs with a tailored approach.
PRE/POST SURGICAL REHABILITATION
Due to the fact that our patients are mostly active individuals we see a fair number of sport injuries and post surgical rehabilitation. Have you tried traditional physical therapy without the results you wanted? Do you have pain in the area of an old injury from your youth? Have you been in a recent car accident?
We work hard to address why these injuries happened in addition to treating the symptoms. Yes, there are traumatic events that can cause injury, but there are also a large number caused by faulty movement patterns. Compensation patterns can remain for years until the muscles are reeducated. We have treated hundreds of patients with conditions including: whiplash, ACL tear, Achilles tear, Meniscus injury, Rotator cuff tear, frozen shoulder, knee and hip replacements, and more.
First and foremost, at BCHA we strongly believe in treating the patient, not just the injury! We look at why the injury occurred, and how we can prevent similar injuries in the future. We also address the emotional impact sports injuries and motor vehicle accidents have on our patients. Treatments include massage and soft tissue work (active release), body awareness and functional movement modifications, myofascial release, cupping sore muscles, and stretching exercises. All therapeutic processes are specific to the problem area, based on your physicians wishes and your recovery goals.
At BCHA we are focused on treating the patient and improving their quality of life. We have patients that suffer from low back pain when putting their socks on in the morning, troubles picking up their children, pain in their shoulder when sleeping on their side, stiffness in the knees and hips when walking down the stairs or other activities of daily living. We also have patients that are having pain and limitations when doing their sport, be it IT band syndrome in runners, shoulder pain with over head lifts in our Crossfit and weight lifting athletes or shoulder/elbow pain in our tennis and golfing enthusiasts. We address why these limitations are happening and treat the cause rather than the symptoms.
When we talk about mobility more is not always better. Some joints such as the low back and knee are too mobile, so we try to add stability. Others, like the hip and shoulders can be stiff and immobile, so we try to increase mobility. Mobility without proper stability can equal injury. There are several common causes that we see for mobility issues, sitting at a computer for work or school is a big one, overuse of hand held electronic devices is another. There tends to be a strong postural component as well.
Treatment options at our office include postural assessment with a goal of structural reintegration, massage and soft tissue work (active release), body awareness and functional movement modifications, myofascial release, cupping sore muscles, and stretching exercises.
Everyone knows that car wrecks can cause whiplash injuries to the head and neck but that's only part of the picture. The forces that are applied to the body during a motor vehicle accident are immense. There are the initial injuries as a direct result of the wreck, but there are also secondary injuries that can develop from the movement faults following the wreck. Injuries from the car wreck can lead to bigger issues down the road. Some of the common symptoms that we see are neck/low back pain, shoulder and wrist pain, hip/knee/ankle pain, concussions and headache.
At BCHA we see a variety of car related accidents, the three main types being: car vs car, car vs pedestrian, and car vs bike. Our goal with the treatment of our auto accident patients is to get them back to pre-injury status, meaning getting you back to how you felt prior to getting in the wreck. We use a combination of expertly applied therapeutic massage modalities to help the spine and other joins, Neuromuscular Trigger Point Therapy and Myofascial Release to help loosen tight muscles and ligaments, and carefully selected stretching exercises to help retrain proper movement patterns. Every patient is different so every treatment plan and approach is personalized for the best results.
We offer a modern evidence-based sports medicine approach. This includes treating sports injuries like ankle sprains, chronic hip pain, rotator cuff injuries, ACL tears, golfer’s elbow, plantar fasciitis , and more. Due to the fact that our patients are mostly active individuals we see a fair number of sport injuries and post surgical rehabilitation.
Have you tried traditional physical therapy without the results you wanted? Can't perform your sport to the ability you are use to or want to improve your function to perform better? We look at many factors that contribute to athletic performance including: balance, coordination, endurance, flexibility, strength, power, and speed. We also look into your workout routine outside of your sport, poor posture, faulty movement patterns, inflammation, arthritis, repetitive movements, and other factors that could be holding you back from reaching your potential.
Once you have recovered from your injury or pain, our preventative approach using functional training can give you the edge you are looking for. Treatment sessions at our office include: massage and soft tissue work (active release), body awareness and functional movement modifications, myofascial release, cupping sore muscles, and stretching exercises. All therapeutic processes are specific to the problem area, based on your physicians wishes and your recovery goals.