Getting the Most Out of Your Massage

10 Mar 2016
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Getting the Most Out of Your Massage

If you have decided to book an appointment for a massage, you have already taken the first step towards improving your physical and mental well-being. We will often get folks new to receiving professional massages that ask, “Is there anything I need to do after the massage is over?” It’s a great question, because there is plenty you can do to maximize the effectiveness and prolong the benefits of massage. Here are some things to keep in mind when you get home from your massage: Drink Water Hydrating after a deep tissue massage is crucial, as a lack of fluids will exacerbate any general muscle soreness felt after the massage..

Stretches & Exercises That Every Desk Worker Can Do

23 Feb 2016
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Stretches & Exercises That Every Desk Worker Can Do

In the past we have discussed the risks associated to sitting stationary at a desk for prolonged periods of time at work. While there is little we can do to completely avoid these situations as well as plenty of options for treating the side effects (for example, regular chiropractic visits and massage therapy), there are also plenty of ways to help prevent these issues. Here are some simple yet effective stretches and exercises for desk workers that we can all do to stay active and limber while at work. Switch Your Chair for an Exercise Ball While they might seems a bit out of place in an office setting, exercise.

The Super Bowl, Couch Potatoes, & Your Back

10 Feb 2016
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The Super Bowl, Couch Potatoes, & Your Back

Last Sunday, 111.9 million people across the world tuned in to Super Bowl 50, which was held just hour down the peninsula in Santa Clara. With all of the festivities and excitement that surrounded the game, especially with “Super Bowl City” being so close to our offices, we started thinking about how many people will be plopped in front of their TV watching the game and how that can affect us. In a 2004, researchers at the University of Queensland in Australia studied the effects that spending eight weeks in bed had on a group of 19 men. Researchers noticed that as a result of the inactivity, the muscles in.

Relieve Discomfort with Prenatal Acupuncture Treatments

26 Jan 2016
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Relieve Discomfort with Prenatal Acupuncture Treatments

As wonderful of a city as San Francisco is, it tends to get a bad rap when it comes to children. For the most part, people see San Francisco as a city better geared towards single millennials and young professionals rather than families or parents-to-be. However, despite the perception, women in San Francisco give birth to an average of 8,000 babies a year. As a result, at any given time there are thousands of expect mothers here in the city looking for ways to manage the discomfort that comes with pregnancy. Luckily for them, we have the perfect solution in the form of prenatal acupuncture treatments. Over the years prenatal.

What are The Effects Of Cracking Your Back?

28 Dec 2015
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What are The Effects Of Cracking Your Back?

Many people that experience back pain get slight of relief when they crack it. This is a common practice but it is also one that draws some criticism from those who are not truly up to speed on the subject. When you understand the truth about cracking your back and the effects that it has on your body, you will be able to make a conscious decision on your own as to whether to do it or not. When most people crack their back, they do so to relieve some tightness or stiffness that exists in the area. It often does so effectively, albeit temporarily. Before we discuss the specific.

Choosing The Right Chiropractor

21 Dec 2015
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Choosing The Right Chiropractor

Most people that are at least somewhat familiar with a chiropractic care know that with regular visits, spinal issues and back pain can be treated. Although that certainly is something the chiropractors are best known for, an achy back is only one of the many reasons why chiropractic care may be used. As a matter of fact, there are many different ailments that one could find relief from with chiropractic treatments. The first step is choosing a chiropractor that will best fit your needs as a patient. There are plenty of chiropractors here in the Bay Area, but not all are going to provide the same benefits and not all.

Ten Conditions That Acupuncture Can Effectively Treat

26 Nov 2015
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Ten Conditions That Acupuncture Can Effectively Treat

Acupuncture has been practiced for thousands of years. Originally developed as a form of ancient Chinese medicine, acupuncture has been in existence for thousands of years. The healing powers of acupuncture today are used to treat a wide variety of ailments and physical conditions. Read on to learn about 10 conditions that acupuncture is an effective form of treatment for: Sinus Disorders – There are many people that suffer from a variety of sinus disorders that have found some relief through the use of acupuncture. Those disorders may include anything from a case of sinusitis to regular hay fever that they suffer from every year. Vertigo – If you suffer.

Prenatal Massage: An Expecting Mothers’ Secret Weapon

25 Nov 2015
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Prenatal Massage: An Expecting Mothers’ Secret Weapon

Ask any mother about pregnancy, and they will all tell you that those nine months leading up to one of the most special moments of their life are just as stressful as they are exciting. The changes that the body goes through, compounded with the anxiety of preparing for life with a bigger family, can have tremendous physical and emotional impact on the mother-to-be. That’s why here at Conscious Chiropractic, we suggest all expecting moms get regular massage therapy to combat some of these issues. Prenatal massage can have a tremendous impact over the course of a pregnancy. Some of the benefits include: Management of Joint/Musculoskeletal Stress Carrying the extra.

What MLS Laser Therapy Can Do For You

17 Oct 2015
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What MLS Laser Therapy Can Do For You

Some of the greatest byproducts of advancements in science and technology involve the development of effective, minimally invasive procedures to treat and manage pain. Afflictions that used to require complex treatments or even surgery can now be treated with simple outpatient procedures. In our opinion, the advent of MLS (Multiwave Locked System) Laser Therapy is a perfect example. MLS Laser Therapy involves treating musculoskeletal pain and inflammation with a combination of both a pulsed and continuous emission of specific wavelengths of light to stimulate blood flow and cellular activity. As a result, MLS Laser Therapy acts as a powerful anti-inflammatory and pain relief aid, all without the use of drugs.

Massage Therapy: A Cyclist’s Secret Weapon

23 Sep 2015
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Massage Therapy: A Cyclist’s Secret Weapon

Anyone who works or lives in San Francisco can tell you that cycling is a huge part of the city’s culture. From the 9 to 5’ers that bike from the train or ferry to office, to the scores of folks who storm up Market Street every month for Critical Mass. Cycling can be an incredibly fun and physically rewarding hobby, although it can do a number on your body. One of the best ways to combat the stress it puts on your body is through regular visits to a massage therapist. Lower Back Pain One of the most common musculoskeletal issues cyclists will complain of is lower back pain. One.