With all of the goodness available to you within Stockheart, you'll find below a wide array of services. If this feels overwhelming to you or you're not sure where to start, we're here to help! Set up a 10-minute free consultation with Dr. Renee, reach out on our Connect page, or view the Healers page to view our bios. There are links to each individual practitioner's services after their bios. We're here to help you find just the right fit for you. And when you're ready to find a time to come in and see us, you can do so at your convenience right here on our Schedule page!
CHIROPRACTIC: Gentle alignment for your whole body
Movement is life. In the chiropractic tradition, we restore motion in the joints where it has been lost or restricted. This gives you increased range of motion, decreased pain, and improved function in your muscles and organs. Not only does this help you feel better in many ways, but it also helps your body to be more resilient in the face of stress, injury, and illness. In other words, you bounce back a little faster!
Our doctors are trained to provide a range of different approaches, from very gentle and suitable for brand new babies, all the way to more dynamic adjustments for some adults. Some adults prefer gentle adjustments too, and we're happy to oblige. We find just the right combination of techniques to help you live your life more fully. Approaches we offer include diversified, drop-piece, activator, and CranioSacral. Your doctor will tell you about these options at your first visit or two.
+ Dr. Rhys Preston (specializing in LGBT and Trans Competent Chiropractic)
CRANIOSACRAL THERAPY: facilitating your own body's healing
CranioSacral Therapy is a holistic healing practice that uses very light touch to balance the CranioSacral system in the body, which includes the bones, nerves, fluids, and connective tissues of the cranium and spinal area. This therapy is very gentle, subtle, and relaxing, and is done through the clothing (in contrast to therapeutic massage). It is a great way for you to center and access your innate ability to heal. CranioSacral Therapy is used to address many issues including sleep disturbance, pain, migraine, dizziness and vertigo, and much more.
Energy healing allows you to release and clear energy blockages, as well as increase and circulate your vital force (qi or prana). A few examples:
Esoteric Chakra Healing: An off-the-body energy healing, Esoteric Chakra Healing focuses on balancing the energy field for the chakras, endocrine glands, and organ systems and includes an intuitive write-up of messages from the body after the session. Each chakra system connects to a specific endocrine gland and set of organs that the practitioner will gently call into balance in order to bring more flow of energy through the body. Perfect for those with specific health concerns and those wanting more clarity.
Reiki: A light hands-on or just above the body energy healing, Reiki calls in the universal life force energy that brings the body back to a balanced and natural state of well-being on the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual levels. Reiki is a soothing, nurturing modality that is very relaxing and meditative. Perfect for relaxing the nervous system, clearing fatigue, for chronic conditions, deep rest, and getting centered and aligned with self.
Breath-work: An active, rhythmic meditation that has three parts, breath-work is a form of self-healing that gets you out of your mind and into your body by increasing the oxygen level in the body to produce energy and flow. Breathing into the belly, heart, and out an open mouth creates space for emotion and blocks to move through the body as you begin to feel more open and clear as you release the old. The practitioner guides you through the breathing, using oils, sage, music, affirmations, reiki, and other tools to support your body during the healing journey.
Healing Touch is a relaxing, nurturing, energy therapy. Gentle touch assists in balancing your physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being. Healing Touch works with your energy field to support your natural ability to heal. It is safe for all ages and works in harmony with standard medical care. Provided by RN HTP (Healing Touch Practitioner).
How can Healing Touch benefit you? Stress reduction, calming anxiety and depression, decreasing pain, strengthening the immune system, enhancing recovery from surgery, complementing care for neck and back problems, deepening spiritual connection, supporting cancer care, creating a sense of well-being and easing acute and chronic conditions.
Holistic coaching is a powerful tool that supports people in achieving personal and professional goals by tapping into the wisdom of the mind, body, and spirit. Gain access to the inner resources that will help you transform any area of your life and create a unique plan of action to guide you on your path.
Some of the top areas that clients have found coaching to be valuable to their lives include: increased self-confidence and self-esteem, empowerment in times of transition, clarifications around values and purpose, removal of obstacles/limiting beliefs, more harmonious relationships, improvements in health and wellness, better communication skills, greater career opportunities, stronger goal-setting abilities, success in quitting a bad habit, more income, and an enhanced quality of life.
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The subconscious is home to our emotions, memory, and habituated responses; it also regulates our autonomic body functions. The subconscious mind touches the very core of how we experience ourselves as a Self, and hypnosis can harness that power to affect positive change.
Hypnosis connects individuals with their greater potential and can be effective to overcome addictions, pain associations, improve motivation, confidence, concentration, focus, general health, and stress management. Hypnosis is simply one of the most natural and powerful tools an individual can access to facilitate better health and personal success.
Massage is a hands-on soft-tissue therapy intended to reduce stress and fatigue. There are many benefits, including increased circulation and lymph flow, improved immune function, and a heightened sense of well being, to name just a couple of them. You and your therapist will discuss what techniques are right for you, and what areas you prefer to have addressed. Each session is customized just for you. We offer a wide variety of techniques, including relaxation, clinical, shiatsu, tuina, and Thai. If you're not sure what you need, just ask us! We're happy to be your guide.
+ Jing Yao
Functional medicine takes an evidence-informed yet individualized approach to your health. One person's skin irritation is not the same as the next person's, and so the remedy may not be the same. In fact, functional medicine prefers to treat the underlying causes of symptoms and foundational health for prevention with the following concepts in mind:
Each person has a unique biochemistry and may have different environmental sensitivities or requirements of nutrients.
Health care is more important than disease care. This means educating people to make better choices, improving the foundation of health throughout the systems, and acknowledging the body's warning signs when they appear.
The body has an amazing ability to adapt to stress, and pain is a poor indicator of health. Therefore, examination and tests are important tools in finding imbalance early enough to alter the outcome before a disease state sets in.
Each system in the body affects all the other systems in the body. For example, if hormonal disregulation exists, it is important to properly assess all the systems in case the origin of the problem is elsewhere, such as digestion.
Health is not the absence of disease. It is the presence of vitality, a state of balance, a combination of physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being.
The tools we use in functional medicine include thorough interview, physical examination, dietary assessment, laboratory analysis, and nutritional supplementation. No two people are given the same recommendations. If you choose to utilize this approach to healing, it is important that you follow your doctor's recommendations. If you want a pill to fix everything, this is not approach for you. Functional medicine is all about learning about your unique health status and requirements, and then taking personal responsibility for getting the best possible outcome for you.
Spiritual, non-religious folks often seek the services of a compassionate and inclusive celebrant to conduct sacred ceremonies including the blessing of a new baby, the joining of two hearts in marriage, and the passage of a beloved spirit from this life to the next. An ordained celebrant’s job is to partner with you to make sure that you and your loved ones get to honor and celebrate in a way that truly reflects your needs, values, and preferences.
Option to receive support in writing or selecting ceremony details including: rites and rituals, commitments and vows, prayers, poems, passages, themes, stories, symbols, music, location, and more.
TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE: ACUPUNCTURE
Acupuncture is a method of promoting natural healing and proper function in the body. Acupuncture is practiced by inserting hair-thin, sterile needles at strategic points in order to achieve a balanced and smooth flow of qi ("chee") and blood. Acupuncture is used to treat insomnia, digestive issues, reproductive issues, depression, anxiety, and much more. Alternatives to needles are available, so if you are afraid of needles or have some other concern about using them, we have options!
TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE: CUPPING
Heated glass cups are applied to the skin along meridians of the body, creating suction as a way of stimulating the flow of energy, releasing stagnation, detoxifying tissues, and increasing circulation. If it's good enough for Olympic athletes, maybe you should give it a try. Your Traditional Chinese Medical practitioner can help you determine if it would be a good option for you.
Traditional Chinese Medicine: HERBAL THERAPY
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) works through the physiologic action of the herbs, and pays special attention to the properties unleashed through combinations of herbs. For example, a Chinese herbalist will choose an herb for a specific effect and complement it with another herb that will increase that beneficial effect. Your practitioner will be careful to avoid any drug-herb interactions, so if you're also utilizing pharmaceuticals for your health, worry not! We'll be sure you're safe. That's the magic of integrative health care.