Services

Chiropractic

For the past 35 years I have been fortunate enough to give the gift of health and well-being through gentle, low-force chiropractic care.

I use my hands to apply a specific low-force adjustment to re-align misaligned vertebrae (subluxations) and other parts of the body back into place. Low force Chiropractic is particularly safe for senioer citizens, infants, children and pregnant women.

The main concept in chiropractic is the Vertebral Subluxation. Subluxations can be caused by physical stresses such as accidents, poor posture and repetitive motion. Subluxations can also be caused from an overload of mental/emotional stress or chemical stress. Subluxations interfere with the spinal nerves ability to transmit the correct nerve impulses throughout the body. Subluxations can result in pain, muscle spasms, a loss of spinal suppleness and poor health. By correcting subluxations through chiropractic adjustments the spinal nerves are able to transmit the correct nerve impulses throughout the body so the body can heal itself.

I owe special debt of gratitude to Dr. Richard Van Rumpt. I had the good fortune of studying under this pioneering chiropractor for the later part of his life. He honored me by having me write his memorial for the chiropractic journals before he passed away in 1987. You can read the memorial tribute to Dr Van Rumpt that I wrote here.

Yoga

I began studying yoga over 35 years ago, at the age of 18. Initially the attraction was to the spiritual practice of yoga; the philosophy of yoga gave me answers that my religion did not. Later, I began to appreciate the physical effects of yoga through the practice of asana (body positions with breath awareness).

There are many yogic traditions. I chose to study Iyengar yoga. Iyengar yoga was created by its originator, BKS Iyengar. Mr. Iyengar lives in Pune, India. At his present age of 95 he continues his devoted practice of 75 years. He is acknowledged for his innovative use of props (such as blocks, belts, ropes, blankets and bolsters) to help support the body in precise alignment and to establish balance and symmetry. I have chosen Iyengar yoga as my yoga path and am fortunate to be able to teach others this powerful healing discipline. This method of practice is especially helpful for those with stiffness or for those healing from injury.

When I began my initial yoga studies I observed the difficulty some students had due to their inability to move through the stiffness in their bodies. I was excited to learn of this therapeutic style of yoga. Iyengar yoga makes the practice of yoga accessible for all.

I offer individual private instruction for a 30 minute session. The session will review ergonomics and posture to help support spinal alignment and yoga poses to strengthen and increase mobility. Private sessions are suited for those students who need to begin slowly on their way to healing and recovery.

I offer small group classes to beginning and continuing students.

Class Schedule (Six students maximum in group classes):

Sunday: 9:30am – 11:30am for Continuing Students
Sunday: 11:45am – 1:15pm for Beginners
Wednesday: 6:30pm – 8:00pm for Beginners
Tuesday and Friday: 2:00pm – 3:30pm Gentle Yoga at Down Under Yoga, Newtonville

Massage

Marylin Rinaldi, L.M.T. has over twenty years experience as a Licensed Massage Therapist. Her techniques include: Deep Tissue, Sports, Acupressure, Cranio-sacral, Reiki and Reflexology. Massage Therapy can provide anything from soothing relaxation to deeper therapy for specific physical problems. It can relieve stress and anxiety as well as improve energy and alertness. It is an excellent complement to chiropractic care, assisting in the balancing of muscle and skeletal alignment. Available by appointment.