What We Do
In a nutshell, we are pain management specialists that practice a variety of mind-body interventions and energy therapies. Most people tend to associate the word "pain" with an unpleasant physical sensation due to conditions like headaches, stomach aches, sprains or burns. However, equally detrimental to a person's health and well-being is pain of an emotional or spiritual nature. Emotional pain may be caused by the loss of a loved one or feeling consumed by anxiety or depression. Spiritual pain may be a feeling of being lost or disconnected from one's higher power or struggling to find meaning and hope in life. The despair, fear, frustration, and exhaustion can have a profound impact on quality of life whether the source is physical, emotional, mental, or spiritual. There can also be stress-related physical symptoms like digestive issues, fatigue, weight changes, insomnia, or hair loss which can affect mood, work, finances, self-esteem, enjoyment of activities, and energy levels. For simplicity sake, we therefore consider any symptoms that are disrupting your life and causing suffering or discomfort to be "pain" and focus on eliminating, managing or improving that pain.
We work from a holistic approach, which means we look at all aspects of a person when developing a treatment plan, combining therapies when it would be beneficial to do so. For example, if using Vibroacoustic Sound Massage to treat back pain with no specific underlying physical cause, we would want to see if there is stress and tension in the person's life that could be causing the pain, and if so, incorporate stress-reduction and relaxation techniques into the treatment. If we were using hypnosis or guided imagery to help with stress-reduction, we may recommend Vibroacoustic Therapy to help with the resulting muscle tension, digestive disorders, or other physical symptoms that have manifested as a result of the stress.
Unlike a massage therapist who may focus only on your physical symptoms, or a psychiatrist that focuses only on your emotional symptoms, we treat you as a whole person. As a result, we will spend a lot of time getting to know you and all of the areas of your life to get an overall picture about anything that may be affecting your quality of life.