The Thompson Technique, developed by Dr. J. Clay Thompson, has evolved into a system of analysis and means of adjusting the spinal cord. The combination produces precise
The primary purpose of Trigger Point Therapy is to reduce the pain that results from hypersensitive muscles. Trigger points are identified by gently pressing on the surface of the skin, sensing the texture of the underlying muscle.
A trigger point is like a knot the size of a pea, buried deep in the muscle tissue. It is made up of lactic acid, a normal byproduct of muscular activity, which sometimes gets trapped in the muscle from physical, chemical or emotional stress.
This technique makes use of specialized drop-piece mechanisms in the table to assist the adjustment. Individual cushions or "drop pieces" located along the table support each area of the spine until the thrust is given. Then, each drop-piece gently gives way, reducing the pressure needed to move a specific spinal segment.
Developed by Dr. John E. Upledger, CranioSacral Therapy works with your innate healing ability by enhancing the function of connective tissue and cerebrospinal fluid that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord. CST is increasingly used as a preventive health measure for its ability to bolster resistance to disease and is effective for a wide range of medical problems associated with pain and dysfunction including: Migraine Headaches, Colic, Orthopedic problems, Traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries, Learning dissabilities, Fibromyalgia, Stress and tension-related problems, TMJ issues, Post-surgical problems, etc.
Using a soft touch over specific areas (while fully clothed), Dr. Jones works to release restrictions in the craniosacral system to improve the functioning of the body.
The technique uses hands-on application of gentle sustained pressure into the myofascial connective tissue to ease restrictions, eliminate pain and improve motion. As each person is unique, responses to trauma, poor posture, surgical procedures and inflammatory changes in the connective tissues may be different, Dr. Jones may prescribe specific stretches or exercises to further assist the connective tissue healing.