Many of our clients often give us calls when they feel pain that interrupts their day to day activities. You just sustained an injury? Should you see a chiropractor or get a massage? Ice or heat, and for how long? The questions are endless.

Chiropractic Care

Acute or chronic pain, Dr. Becky can assess your needs. Most often, she can treat you immediately and very comfortably after an injury, even if you are experiencing a lot of pain.

Massage Therapy

Need a massage? Our team of RMT’s can be booked through our online booking system. Is there swelling present? Book a session with Beata, who is certified in Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD). Other types of massage therapy are best preformed once the swelling has decreased.

To ice or not to ice? That is the question…

And the answer, unfortunately, isn’t so clear! If the injury is acute and just happened, chances are, ice may be the cheapest and safest way to get a little pain relief. Apply ice for 10 min, rest 20 minutes. Repeat a few times, within 2-6 hours (depending on which article you read). Research isn’t clear whether or not it disrupts the normal healing process.

If the injury isn’t new, you might be best to try heat, especially in the neck and lower back. Icing repetitive stress injuries (RSI), although chronic, may provide pain relief as well.

Have You Considered Essential Oils?

Essential oils are a secret weapon that can often be used to help with injuries. These include DoTerra’s Deep Blue line (cream or roll-on). Its a blend of Wintergreen, Camphor, Peppermint, Ylang Ylang, Helichrysum, Blue Tansy, Blue Chamomile, and Osmanthus. Used for pain relief and to help keep inflammation in check.

Any specific questions? Give us a shout or book an appointment online through our online booking system. Follow the useful links below or comment on this post. Chat soon!

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