What is Gentle Manipulation?

Gentle Manipulation is a non-invasive whole body treatment. With the gentle touch and skill of highly trained hands low force adjusting techniques are used to realign the spine and other joints of the body. Realigning helps relieve pain, reduce stiffness and rebalance the musculoskeletal system. When the vertebrae of the spine are realigned nerve function is improved and the body is assisted in its optimal recovery. Gentle Manipulation is a gentle treatment making it suitable for all ages. The following conditions often benefit from treatment:

    • Back, neck and shoulder pain
    • Pain and stiffness in the joints and muscles
    • Tension headaches and migraine
    • Sciatic problems and whiplash injuries

How can Gentle Manipulation help me?

A healthy, aligned joint self lubricates with what’s called synovial fluid. This viscous liquid serves to protect the joint, reducing friction and therefore lessen the wear and tear as does motor oil in an engine. Where joints are misaligned they don’t move properly. Where joints cease to move as they should they don’t self lubricate as they should and therefore they aren’t protecting themselves from degenerative changes and wear and tear.  Most of us will get some degree of wear and tear as we get older.  Realignment with gentle manipulation and/or craniosacral therapy can help our bodies to function better by supporting the health of joints, tissues and spinal nerves; improving any nerve interference patterning and lessening the potential for degeneration that may lead to joint inflammation and arthritic changes.