About Essential Therapies
FEEL GREAT. DO MORE
Essential Therapies is a healing center that integrates holistic treatments and training to enhance the well-being of people living with chronic pain and mobility challenges.
When it comes to healing and preventative treatments, we do not adhere to a “one-size-fits-all” philosophy. Because everyone is a divine being with unique goals, limitations, and requirements, we create a customized plan that works for you, your body, and your lifestyle.
Through innovative treatments and technology -- such as myofascial release -- one of our objectives is to create a world where people understand the myofascial system and its connection to the physical and energetic bodies creating youthful movement, lasting function, and pain-free living.
Essential Therapies hopes to be your lasting solution to your body’s well-being!
How we can help
People come to us for various reasons--prevention, recovery, maintenance--but mostly when forms of traditional medicine have failed. We work with you to find the right methods and get you back to living your best life!
Commonly Treated Conditions
If you’ve had pain anywhere in the body longer than a few months, you are experiencing chronic pain which can be severely debilitating and is one of the most costly health problems in the country.
Buttock pain that often radiates down the leg and sometimes into the foot is called sciatica. It’s typically blamed on either nerve compression in the back or by the piriformis. What is often also part of the problem is fascial restriction throughout the trunk, pelvis, and abdomen.
The body forms scar tissue as a way to heal trauma within the body. It lays down collagen in a haphazard fashion to stop bleeding and create an “internal bandage” as quickly as possible. In doing so it can often create more tension and create compression on structures causing pain.
Pain in all of these areas can be coming from other places in the body. The pelvis is key in treatment of the whole body but especially the lower extremity. Plantar fasciitis, for example, is almost always coming from tightness and imbalances higher up in the body.
Neck, Back & Shoulder Injuries
Pain in the neck and back can be dull, sharp, in a small or large area and even radiate into arms and legs. Numbness and tingling are commonly also present and can be quite debilitating. The common diagnoses are bulging discs, bone spurs, muscle spasm or tightness.
Myofascial release is extremely effective for many digestive issues. Our clients often report relief of constipation after a treatment session. Digestive issues that cause inflammation such as Crohn’s disease, colitis, surgery, and radiation respond very well to the gentle visceral techniques we provide.
Headaches and Migraines
This refers to pain throughout the head, neck, eyes. Dr. Cindy had headaches and migraines for years before experiencing complete healing of symptoms after intensive myofascial release and development of a self-treatment program more than 20 years ago.
Issues can extend across a broad spectrum of diagnoses and problems including pelvic pain, pain during and after pregnancy, painful intercourse (dyspareunia), incontinence, infertility, endometriosis, scar tissue pain after episiotomy, surgery, laparoscopic procedures, and C-section.
Surgery, no matter how small the procedure, can be a trauma to the body. When the body is tense, it makes it a lot more challenging to heal. Myofascial release can be a wonderful tool to enhance healing and speed up the recovery process.
Jaw Pain (TMJ)
As the only bilateral joint in the body, the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is at risk for asymmetry resulting in pain or dysfunction of opening and closing the mouth. Also, clenching or grinding teeth can cause myofascial restriction throughout the jaw, neck, head, and even upper back and shoulders.