White Oak Family Wellness
chiropractic | acupuncture | nutrition
St Charles Chiropractic
At White Oak Family Wellness, we may incorporate soft tissue mobilization and massage into the treatment program. We use instrument assisted techniques as well as manual techniques.
Fluid Motion Soft Tissue tools (FMST) are a set of tools that can be used to break up scar tissue and adhesions can increase flexibility of the muscles, and decrease muscular pain. There are two tools so they are perfect for use on large surfaces or in small intricate areas. They feel smooth and comfortable on the skin and are used with our organic massage cream.
Another technique that is used is Cupping, which comes from Traditional Chinese Medicine. Cupping involves placing jars onto the skin where muscles are tight and tender or onto acupuncture points. The cups are then suctioned onto the skin by removing air from the jars via a valve. At this point the cups can remain on for 10-15 minutes or gliding cupping can be done, which is moving the suction across the skin to relieve larger areas of pain. The suction draws the skin and superficial layers up into the cup and allows a separation of the layers and painful adhesions that have developed. The technique will loosen muscles, improve blood flow, release toxins and create a calming effect to the nervous system.
As always it is important to drink lots of water before and after any deep tissue work because the toxins that are released can make us feel sick, so they need to be flushed out of the body.