It’s easy to accept pain or physical limitations as a normal part of life that happens with aging, working conditions, or everyday physical activity. Are you rationalizing or accepting your pain, or maybe even ignoring it? You don’t have to live with pain, there’s nothing normal about pain. It is literally your body communicating to you that something is wrong, and there is a solution.
Therapeutic Massage = Less Risk of Injury = Peak Performance = Maximum Enjoyment
I often see people jogging and biking along the Embarcadero and wonder if they are taking real care of their bodies. Are you one of these folks? Many people don’t realize that massage therapy is an indispensable tool to help facilitate your workout?
Beginning an exercise program, training for an event, or simply enjoying a vigorous workout on a regular basis can take its toll on your body. Increased physical activity combined with daily work stress, and insufficient rest lead to more issues. Moreover, less-than-ideal eating habits, and a sedentary job, like the ones often found in San Francisco, can make the body more susceptible to injury and illness.
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“It’s completely normal to feel a little sore after your first adjustment.”
New patients are often concerned about mild soreness after their first adjustment when seeing their chiropractor. As with any effective healing modality in any profession, chiropractic care can result in some soreness that accompanies the increase in function. As your body heals itself and as we add mobility to parts that have been “stuck” there may be some mild soreness in the first few hours after the adjustment. It’s a bit like pulling a splinter out. Naturally there’s still pain afterward, but it’s a healing soreness. This feeling of being sore after an adjustment is not something to worry about. It’s completely normal and should dissipate after 24 hours. Read More
You work long hours behind a desk, seated and hunched over. Suddenly, you feel shoulder pain! It’s been slowly creeping up in your shoulders, or perhaps across your shoulders between your shoulder-blades.
This is a common injury I see at our practice. However, is this truly where the pain starts, or is there a hidden culprit? Read More