Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Do you manipulate my spine?

A.  NO, The Straighten Up procedure is a massage process that loosens tension in the muscle surrounding the atlas bone.

Q. What does the procedure involve?

A. The head is comfortably supported as gentile pulses are delivered to the soft tissue surrounding the atlas bone. Once the muscles are loosened sufficiently the atlas will naturally find its rightful alignment.

Q. Is the treatment painful?

A. No, the majority of patients enjoy the procedure and find it deeply relaxing and meditative.

Q. How many sessions will I need?

A.  The realignment takes place in one session that lasts approximately one hour. I free follow up session is given 3 weeks to a month after the initial consult to validate the correction.

Q. Why is the atlas out of alignment in 99% of people?

A. Although no one single scientific answer can be formulated it is thought that child birthing or early child hood falls are responsible. Later in life sporting injuries, knocks to the head, car accidents and whiplashes may also contribute to the atlas misalignment.

Q. Post treatment, how will I feel straight away?

A. The majority of out patients feel improvement straight away. Others feel alignment took longer over two or three weeks. Although most discomfort disappears straight away a greater sense of posture may take over a month as the body incrementally straightens one day at a time.