February 18, 2013
Start with this…Ice won’t hurt you as long as you only do it for 20 minutes and have a barrier of towel or shirt between it and your skin. You can ice several times with 40 min breaks in between “icings”.
Heat may make you worse! Using heat on a new injury, a flare-up, or after an intense treatment will bring more blood into an already inflamed and/or swollen area. If you bring more blood, it will swell more and get more irritated. Heat may feel good while it’s on, but an hour or so later your injury may get much worse. Just Ice if you are uncertain of which to do or seek a medical professional’s opinion after an evaluation.
February 18, 2013
If you are unable to get scheduled with Dr. Kristi, you should consider seeing Dr. Jason Scoppa. He is new to the office and he uses a similar, gentle technique. He also has great knowledge in nutritional supplementation and detoxing.
View His Website: Elemental Health.
February 28, 2011
Flourish has been busier than ever with our Living Social deal for massage! The bonus of this is hiring new people to help out! We now offer 3 different massage therapists. Jen, Darcee, and Andy and each has their specialty. Along with deep tissue and therapeutic massage, we offer craniosacral massage, cupping, ayurvedic work, and thai massage. If you have any questions about these techniques, please call the office!
January 4, 2011
Flourish is switchin3g over to schedulicity.com for all of our online scheduling needs so please discontinue the use of genbook.com. The new system gives you and us more flexibility so please feel free to try it out! We are trying to be sure we change all of our info over by January 3rd but we apologize if we miss anywhere the scheduling is posted. Please let us know if we miss any!!!! You can email email@example.com for any questions/suggestions. To schedule online now, please visit:
December 27, 2010
Living Social is running a Flourish deal on December 27, 2010! Tune in to livingsocial.com to see what great savings and unique opportunities we are bringing you!
August 1, 2010
In the last 3 days at the U.S. Senior Open at Sahalee Golf Course outside of Seattle I worked with a team of 2 other Seattle chiropractors to treat the low back pain of volunteers and a handful of legendary golfers. The opportunity to work at the 2010 U.S. Senior Open came from a long-time friend of mine (Harry Sese) who works with the Titleist Performance Institute to train better golfers. Dr. Sese worked on several golfers while myself and another chiropractor worked to keep the 3,000 volunteers capable of standing still at their posts on uneven ground and concrete structures. The low back pain epidemic highlighted the need for massage and joint care for the low back spine & musculature, hamstrings, gluteus muscles and even mid-back muscles and joints.
To view some causes of low back pain and possible exercises, click the link HERE
June 9, 2010
If you received one of the VIP card offers at the DList Magazine 3 Year Anniversary Party, you have two options to choose from at Flourish Chiropractic Spa.
1. $35 for an hour initial session which includes injury/stress consultation, hot stone heat therapy, 20 minutes hot stone massage, 10 minutes of focused deep tissue massage, and a chiropractic adjustment.
2. $20 for a 30 minute initial session which includes injury/stress consultation, 10 minutes of focused deep tissue massage, and a chiropractic adjustment.
For a description of these services, click HERE
To schedule an appointment, visit www.flourish.genbook.com and choose the initial session option and type “DLIST” in the comment section or just call 206-851-2242. Please bring the offer card with you at the time of service.
June 5, 2010
Local Seattle Rolfer and wellness blogger, Sukie Baxter, recently asked me if I would care to be a guest blogger on her site about the possible dangers of the HCG injection diet fad. I had a few patients of mine curious about the diet and decided to research it a little further to give them an accurate idea of how dangerous it could be. It’s really quite a brilliant discovery by the Roman doctor that started it all decades ago. But as I’ve pointed out to my patients,
Just because it’s been around for decades and has a great philosophical idea behind it, it’s not guaranteed to be safe.
To read more, visit Sukie’s blog and my posting HERE
June 3, 2010
There are many causes of knee pain. This post is to help you understand a few possibilities and to give you some at-home care ideas. Please consult a professional before attempting the care to be sure that you have a proper diagnosis and can safely perform the exercises.
As a Chiropractor trained in extremity care, I am capable of diagnosing knee problems or referring you for imaging like MRIs. Above is my video some of the common structures of the knee that cause knee pain.
Obvious one-time trauma (like a car accident or sport injury) may cause you meniscus tears, ACL, PCL damage or other sprain/strains.
Chronic wear and tear can cause tendonitis, bursitis and chondromalacia patella.
Vague knee pain, or pain that changes location: Muscle imbalances around the knee (hamstrings, quads, calves, etc.) may be causing this type of pain. In this case, I will write you a prescription for physical therapy to make sure you get stretching and strengthening training to correct your imbalance.
The type of knee injury you have will greatly dictate which type of treatment is your best option. After a full examination, I will discuss your options with you which include:
Chiropractic to help alignment and function
Massage to help balance and lessen inflammation
Physical Therapy to strengthen and balance
Injections to decrease inflammation
Surgery to correct severe injury that will not respond to conservative care
Foam Roller exercise to decrease knee pain.