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Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

What is Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

Hyperbaric means increased atmospheric pressure.  By breathing pure oxygen in a chamber that is moderately pressurized, dramatically increased amounts of oxygen will be safely delivered to all tissues in the body even to places that have restricted blood flow or blockages.  Although the history of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy goes back to 1662, it is only recently that Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy is finally emerging as a major medical therapy, both curative as well as preventative, that produces considerable improvement in our overall health.

Are There Any Side Effects of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy?

There is no downside to Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy; there are no negative side effects that can be damaging to your health. You may experience a popping in your ears as a result of the changing pressure that is identical to the experience of flying in airplanes. Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy sessions are comfortable and typically leave one with an overall sense of well being. Most therapies will include a modest increased pressurization, like swimming to the bottom of a pool. Pressurization is gradual and relaxed, allowing plenty of time to equalize your ears. The chamber is warm, cozy and equipped with pillows.  Most people have a wonderfully nourishing nap, while others read and listen to music.

Who Benefits from Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy?

Everyone!  Bottom line, from muscle to bone injury and from infections to relatively healthy tissue, healing takes place three times faster with Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy. While Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy is not a miracle cure, it is noninvasive, safe, works well with other treatments and has a growing body of documented studies that prove that it helps people achieve better health and live longer with more comfortable and productive lives.


Pain can be different for many people.  For some it is acute, for others it might be chronic or even worse, debilitating.  Regardless of the causative factors, intensity or duration, pain disrupts our ability to enjoy life to its fullest.

Underlying all types of pain are definite changes that occur to our body tissue.  Some of these changes are swelling, inflammation, and pain producing chemicals.

Electrical balance is also disrupted causing the electrical current to be disrupted and change course.  In this environment healing and tissue regeneration is impaired and the injured tissue remains swollen, hot and painful for a longer period of time.

What is Microcurrent?

Microcurrent is a physical therapy modality that has been used for over 15 years.  When applied to injured tissues, it supports the natural current flow in the tissue, decreases electrical resistance and allows the cells in the traumatized area to regain their capacitance (ability to accept nutrients).

Why Can’t I Feel the Current?

Microcurrent is thought to work on a more cellular level to aid in the healing process due to its close proximity to our own body’s current.  It delivers electrical current in millionths of an ampere.  For this reason, microcurrent is subsensory and cannot be felt while it is being delivered due to the fact that there is not enough current to stimulate the sensory nerves.

Benefits of Microcurrent

Microcurrent has the ability to relieve pain, increase the rate of wound healing, stimulate the regeneration of injured tissue, stimulate lymphatic flow, relieve myofascial trigger points and increase protein synthesis and ATP production by 500%.  ATP (Adenosine Triphosphate) is the primary molecule from which our body produces energy, and it is found in every cell of the body.  It is the “energy currency” of the cell that stores energy to be transferred and released based on the body’s needs.

Frequency Specific Microcurrent

Specific frequencies seem to induce effects on specific cells and other tissues.  In “Frequency Specific Microcurrent” these frequencies are used for varying tissues.  For example, there is a specific frequency for muscles, a different frequency for nerves, another for ligaments etc.  In addition to each tissue having a unique frequency, the same is true for different conditions such as inflammation, trauma, scar tissue etc.   Once the Doctor determines what is underlying the patient’s condition, the therapist will then use the specific frequencies to address the problem.


Massage Therapy

The healing effects of massage greatly enhance your overall well being and speed recovery from injury.

Typical Massage Therapy….will treat your symptom as the cause. Symptoms are the location of your complaint or pain, often strained or sprained tissue. This treatment protocol results in slow recovery time and facilitates a recurring injury.

Synergy Release Massage Therapy… put simply, SRMT treats the structural imbalance that is the root cause of the pain. The damaged tissue has been set up for failure weeks, months, or years in advance with stress caused by improper postural distortions. First, take the pre-stress off of the damaged tissue using the SRT treatment. Then apply typical massage therapy and treat the symptom. This protocol provides an environment for fast recovery and prevents further injury.

How does Synergy Release Massage Therapy work?

The massage therapy portion of SRT is a sequence of muscular releases engineered to bring balance by changing structure. This sequence works to systematically unwind dysfunctional postural distortions. Many people experience pain or decreased ability to complete in a sport at the level to which they are accustomed because of the very predictable problems. These problems can be easily connected with Synergy Release principles. An SRT Evaluation of the structure gives the massage therapist all the information required to build a specific treatment protocol customized for each client. Structural balance is the first step to regaining health. Once the balance has been established, then it is time to treat symptoms. The specific complaint: hamstring, neck, back pain, etc. are treated last.

To detail the difference in treatment philosophy between a typical massage therapy session and SRMT we will look at treating a typical hamstring strain. If you booked a session with a typical massage therapist to treat a two week old hamstring strain, the therapist would most likely use various massage techniques on your hamstring (the symptom) in order to make you feel better. A SRMT therapist would first do an SRT Evaluation that would give him or her all the information needed to correct your foundational structure first (root cause). This will balance structure and unload the hamstring, allowing it to heal faster, with less chance of being re-injured. It is only with balanced structure that the therapist would begin to treat the hamstring directly (symptom). Again, without treating the root cause of your hamstring strain first the rehabilitation time will be slower and you will be more likely to experience recurring hamstring strains. This process has yielded extraordinary results with professional athletes across the U.S.