Auto Immune Disorders
An auto immune disorder is when the Immune System produces antibodies against the body’s own tissues, attacking itself. Approximately, 50 million Americans have some form of autoimmune disorder. There are at least 80 different kinds of autoimmune disorders. (Calabro)
Organ specific autoimmune disorders such as type 1 Diabetes affects the Pancreas, Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis & Graves’ Disease that attacks the Thyroid Gland, Pernicious Anemia that affects the Stomach, Addison’s Disease of the Adrenal Glands and Hepatitis of the Liver. Non-organ specific autoimmune disorders are Rheumatoid Arthritis, MS and Lupus, to name a few.
Massage Therapy studies illustrate beneficial effects of massage therapy on the immune system, increasing white blood cell activity, reducing pro-inflammatory cytokines, pain, inflammation, depression, improving the circulation of oxygenated blood, assisting the lymphatic system in removing waste, degenerated cells and stagnant fluids. (Moore 2009)
At the Sunshine Institute, Manual Therapy and Nature Cure Modalities are offered as part of a Holistic Health Care approach to Auto-immune Diseases. The Manual Therapy is applied with a lighter touch that will not increase systemic inflammation or painful fare up. Our Therapists apply Advanced Craniosacral Techniques focusing on the Nervous System, Endocrine System and Lymphatic System. Our Treatment Goals are to reduce pain, boost the immune system and to move fluid and waste out of the body.
Our Nature Cure Treatments for Auto-Immune Dis-ease may include Herbal Pastes, Herbal Packs, Medicated Oils, Far Infra-Red, Aromatherapy, Psychoneuroimmunology, Nutritional Counseling, Supplements, and Flower Essences.
Each Treatment is personally created to meet the specific individual needs of each client
Membership Discounts Available for people who are interested in weekly Treatments and weekly Classes.
Sliding scale for qualifying individuals.