Nutrition

Eat right for your symptoms! Tacoma Chiropractic Associates provides nutritional counseling and premium quality all organic, whole food supplements via the Standard Process® product line. These supplements assist you to receive the proper nutritional support your body needs. Since 1929, Standard Process® has been the innovative leader in supplying whole food nutritional concentrates.

Given proper nutrition, the human body has an amazing ability to heal itself. To do so, we need to eat a healthier diet, exercise, and take high quality supplements made from whole foods. Whole food supplements supply our bodies with nutrients we are not getting from our diet –all the vitamins, minerals, trace minerals and phytonutrients that foods possess in a way that nature intended, in a whole food form.



Massage

Tacoma Chiropractic Associates aspires to inspire health and wellness through massage and chiropractic. Are you suffering from plantar fasciitis, muscle strain, headaches, neck, back, hip, knee, ankle, elbow, wrist, or shoulder pain? We have what it takes to bring relief. Stressed from a hectic job, a lifestyle that demands for you to go nonstop life? Come for a relaxing massage and spinal alignment to allow healing, soothe your tired muscles and help your mind achieve a state of bliss.

Current research is beginning to validate what most clients already know about massage therapy: It can help ease or prevent many common ailments that are often treated with prescription drugs and/or hospitalization. Massage therapy is based on the ability of the body to naturally heal itself. Massage has been shown to:

    Decrease stress
    Increase circulation
    Release muscle tightness
    Improve joint range of motion and flexibility
    Release endorphins
    Diminish aches and pains
    Reduce anxiety associated with post traumatic stress disorder and chronic fatigue syndrome

Types of Massage

Swedish – A hands on full body massage of medium pressure. Relieves muscle tension, stimulates circulation, increases serotonin levels, improves muscle tone and promotes total mind and body relaxation.

Deep Tissue Massage – A firm pressure therapeutic massage. Helps alleviate pain, muscle spasms, stress, inflammation and tissue damage. Great for anyone with soft tissue problems.

Sports Massage - A therapeutic massage that includes stretching with compression techniques, rehabilitates soft tissue dysfunction that can result from physical labor, lifting weights or sports related injuries. Promotes flexibility, reduces swelling, relieves muscle tension and alleviates muscle fatigue.

Prenatal Massage – A gentle massage designed to relieve muscle cramps, spasms, plus pain, often encountered in lower back, hips and legs during pregnancy.

Reflexology – Is sometimes called foot massage, but it is more than simple foot massage. Reflexology involves applying pressure to certain points on the foot that correspond to organs and systems in the body. Reflexology is very relaxing, especially for people who stand on their feet for long periods



What is Chiropractic Care?

Chiropractic is the art, science and philosophy of locating and treating vertebral subluxations through specific chiropractic adjustments that aids your body to function with better potential.

What is a subluxation? Misalignments of one or more of your spinal bones that causes interference to your nervous system. The nervous system, when interfered with, impairs your body's natural ability to heal itself along with impeding its ability to function at its maximum potential.

What is an adjustment? A specific thrust delivered by the hands. The goal of the adjustment is to aid in relieving spinal subluxations.

Do adjustments hurt? Generally chiropractic adjustments feel great. In a very small fraction of patients, with certain conditions, some very short lived tenderness might be experienced. The reality is that chiropractors are specially trained so those instances of tenderness is significantly lower and less invasive than that of other forms of care such as surgery or drugs.

Is chiropractic safe? Statistically, chiropractic is one of the safest forms of healthcare available. Period! On top of that its cost effective for both short and long termed care.