Around 12 weeks into my pregnancy I started to see Dr Rushford, based on a recommendation from a friend. I have received chiropractic on and off for many years but it had always been the more forceful “cracking” type of adjustments which usually left me sore for a day or so afterwards. I thought this was just par for the course and that my body needed to “work through the discomfort” of an adjustment to come out more comfortable on the other end. After one such adjustment with another chiropractor during my early pregnancy, I left feeling that my body had been forcefully manipulated and that it was going against the nature of what was growing inside of me. After my first experience with Dr. Rushford I came to understand that my body not only had the ability to heal itself but that I could have a transformative and pain-free chiropractic experience. I honestly believe that the work I have done consistently with Dr. Rushford throughout my pregnancy has provided me not only with a comfortable and pain-free existence, but has really allowed me to tap into the nuances of my changing body on a deeper level. As a Doula and massage therapist who works primarily with women in pregnancy, I understand how uncomfortable and unhappy some women can be. Not only in the physical but in the emotional body of pregnancy. Our emotional health and connected nervous system are so deeply related to our physical well-being, which can only translate to our experience in giving birth. I cannot imagine how different of an experience my pregnancy would be had I not been given the ability to work through the tension and discomfort that my body had been holding onto. I am so grateful to Dr. Rushford and truly look forward to giving birth. I know that my body and spirit are tended to and prepared for this next transition in my life!
Shanti Mama Wellness
“Being diagnosed with and dealing with the chronic pain of fibromyalgia is bad enough, it is wonderful when you find something that actually works! After 6 months of constant pain, after two visits I had my first pain-free weekend. It was very emotional to finally feel some release in pain and since then, when not stressed out, my pain level has dramatically dropped. Thank you for taking the time to work with me!”
“Your services have helped me so much. Not only is my back pain gone, but I am so much more in tune with my mind and body. I hold my head up, walk with my shoulders back and sit up straighter. I am taking better care of myself. I have increased awareness of my breathing and what my body is capable of, I am more calm, less frustrated, not as quick to feel anger. I have a more positive outlook on life, and know that it is ok to take time to care for myself- it’s made me a better mother/wife in that I am calmer and can start to enjoy the simple things in life- watching the clouds, leaves in the wind.”
“Wow! Simply wonderful services, truly! From the wood chimes at the door, the scents, and moisture, your beautiful personalities- the elegance of your discipline having this care available causes a level of relaxation because I can get this excellent “back up”!!! and tremendous support that is completely in alignment with what I know and believe. I am aware of light and pleasurable sensations going up to my brain- a feeling of connections- awakening- vibrancy.”
.”While I feel I’ve been experiencing some stress while under your care, my ability to deal with it is much better than it was before”. My back is straighter, shoulders further back, less tension in my back and neck.”
– Lisa T.
“I really enjoy the work you are doing. It is such a peaceful atmosphere and has made my life more peaceful. I am much more aware of my body and mind now. My mind has always raced and now I sit down and actually have moments when my mind is so peaceful and at rest. It is so refreshing.”
– Kim K.
“I have experienced more ease and flexibility in my neck, especially, and in my entire spine in general. More insight, clarity, ease in returning to positive focus. I am more present in the now.”
“I have experienced more awareness and release of tension in my shoulders. Feeling more hopeful, empowered. Whole.”
“I have experienced improved posture and no longer have shoulder, neck and arm pain. I also have been more energetic. I feel physically, mentally and emotionally well.”
“My neck and back feel fluid and I notice an energy inside myself that I haven’t had in a long time.”