NO. The Straighten Up procedure is a massage process that loosens tension in the muscle surrounding the atlas bone and whole body.
The head is comfortably supported as gentle 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.
Yes, once the Atlas is in place your therapist will use the massage device to further loosen soft tissue, knots and other notable points of tension around the body.
No, the majority of patients enjoy the procedure and find it deeply relaxing and meditative.
Although no one single scientific answer can be formulated, it is thought that childbirth or early childhood falls are commonly responsible. Later in life – sporting injuries, knocks to the head, car accidents and whiplashes may also contribute to the Atlas misalignment.
The majority of our 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.