Synergistic Therapies

There are several synergistic therapies that can propel your healing when combined with Myofascial Release Therapy. Here are a few to consider!


Acupuncture has been practiced for thousands of years in China. In  early 1970s Acupuncture has finally reached the West. This therapy is based on the premises that life force (or chi) runs through our bodies and if there are blocks or imbalances in the chi an illness will arise. Acupuncture works of opening up these blocks by inserting very thin needles into the skin at specific points on the body.

In my personal experience, I found Acupuncture to be another powerful tool, next Myofascial Release, in reducing pain and inflammation. I also have seen clients improve quicker when combining Myofascial Release therapy with Acupuncture treatments.

Luckily, we have several great Acupuncturists in Redding!

Linda Ragan, L.Ac (530) 244-3194) and Erica Shepard, MAcOM, L.Ac  offer one-on-one sessions and individual treatment rooms where you can relax and reap the benefits of this therapy!

Shasta Community Acupuncture offers affordable and effective acupuncture treatments. In this setting multiple patients share a space where they receive treatment. JP and Jean O’Hara (both LAc, Dipl. OM) are very knowledgable and attentive to their patients. Listening to the needs of their patients they are able to provide a great service at an amazing price. They offer very affordable fees at a sliding scale of $15-$40 per treatment. Click here to learn more about Shasta Community Acupuncture!

Yoga as Therapy

You have probably heard by now that there are many benefits to practicing Yoga. According to an article in Yoga Journal there are 38 heath benefits of Yoga. Just to name a few:

● Yoga improves your posture and flexibility.

●  Yoga helps focus attention, calming your mind helping you stay in the present moment and let go of worries.

● Yoga can ease pain. According to several studies people with chronic conditions were able to alleviate pain with yoga in    combination with mediation.

Personally, I am a big fan of Yoga and practice it regularly. I highly recommend Yoga to my clients. There are lots of different yoga styles to choose from. Gentle yoga is a great way to start and to support your healing journey. We have two amazing Yoga studios in Redding!

Balance Yoga Center offers different levels of yoga from gently to advanced. One of my favorite teachers, Candace Poirer teaches at this studio. Candace is also a personal chef.

Conscious Living Yoga  Center offers yoga classes such as Chair Yoga and Ananda Yoga. This is the place where I teach my semi-annual Myofascial Stretching Workshops.


In this busy world we live in, unfortunately, stress has become a normal part of our lives. Everybody seems to be stressed, all the time. This is very bad for our health.  According to Web MD,  75-90% of visits to the doctor are stress related.  Stress is major factor in symptoms such as headaches, heart problems, anxiety and depression just to name a few.

Meditation has been long said to be very beneficial, especially for stress reduction. There are lots of studies that show meditation can reduce stress and even alleviate pain. There are a few places in town that offer guided meditation classes. Raquel Monterrey teaches a meditation class at Balance Yoga every Sunday. Further, Center for Spiritual Living offers meditation groups and classes. Here is a flyer for Raquel’s meditation class.



Chiropractic adjustments can be very beneficial in combination with Myfoascial Release Therapy. I found it is best to get an adjustment right after a bodywork session. At that time fascia and muscles are loosened up which allows the Chiropractor to adjust the joints easily and the adjustment seems to hold much longer. If you need an adjustment independent from a session I highly recommend to ask the Chiropractor for a heat pack (at least 10min) to warm up the muscles before the adjustment. There are so many good Chiropractors in Redding. My personal preference is with Jamie Smith RN, DC in Palo Cedro, CA on 9384 Deschutes Rd, (530) 547-3787