Cranial Facial Release

A controlled approach and technique that works to unwind the body and help it return to a more optimum function by adjusting the cranial plates of the skull and relieving pinned up pressure that affects the nervous system and reestablishes the flow of cerebrospinal fluid to the body and the proper flow of blood to the brain.

Foundation Training

Dr. Melissa is available for private and group Foundation Training classes. To book please email drmelissa@oaklandlifechiro.com.

Foundation Training is a simple solution that gives you the means to change the way you move and correct the imbalances caused by our modern habits. Through a series of postures, poses, and movements, Foundation Training activates your posterior muscle chain, anchors the hips, decompresses the spine, and teaches you to take the burden of supporting the body out of your joints and put it where it belongs: in your muscles.

Essentially, Foundation Training is a re-wiring of the poor patterns ingrained in our bodies from modern lifestyles that cause pain, deterioration, and inefficiency. In as little as 10 minutes a day, you can reduce pain, increase strength, and a reclaim your health and vitality.

Home Visits

Not able to make it into the clinic, or would like to have adjustments in the privacy of your own home?

When the doctor is available she can come to your home. To schedule a home visit send a text with your name, address, and best phone number to reach you at and a few times outside of our normal office hours that the doc could come and make the visit.

 

Home Visit fees are $150 for new patients, and $100 for existing patients.

Pregnancy

We are ICPA certified in Webster technique. The Webster technique is a specific chiropractic analysis and diversified adjustment. The goal of the adjustment is to reduce the effects of sacral subluxation / SI joint dysfunction. In so doing neuro-biomechanical function in the pelvis is improved.

 “The ICPA recognizes that in a theoretical and clinical framework of the Webster Technique in the care of pregnant women, sacral subluxation may contribute to difficult labor for the mother (i.e., dystocia).  Dystocia is caused by inadequate uterine function, pelvic contraction, and baby mal-presentation.32 The correction of sacral subluxation may have a positive effect on all of these causes of dystocia.

In this clinical and theoretical framework, it is proposed that sacral misalignment may contribute to these three primary causes of dystocia via uterine nerve interference, pelvic misalignment and the tightening and torsion of specific pelvic muscles and ligaments.  The resulting tense muscles and ligaments and their aberrant effect on the uterus may prevent the baby from comfortably assuming the best possible position for birth.

In regards to pregnant mothers, Dr. Webster reported that when a mother sought care and her baby was in a breech position, the restoration of pelvic neuro-biomechanics with this adjustment also frequently facilitated optimal fetal positioning.  There are cases published in the chiropractic literature that support this theory. More research is needed and is currently underway by the ICPA.”

Thai Yoga Bodywork

Thai Yoga Bodywork is a traditional form of medicine used for over 2500 years in Thailand; it is considered an energy healing modality with profound physiological, emotional, and spiritual effects.

She is trained in the SomaVeda® lineage, a tradition deeply steeped with indigenous wisdom from this continent as well as Southeast Asian medicine ways. This work focuses on finding harmony and wholeness of mind, body and spirit, in the client and the practitioner.

You'll move through compression(like deep tissue massage), acupressure, range of motion mobilization and subtle energy healing techniques.  It is suitable for rehabilitation, pain relief, stress reduction and general relaxation.

“I have been a Shiatsu Bodyworker and a Tai Chi instructor for over twenty years and Leah's Thai Bodywork is some of the best I've experienced. I feel energized from the acupressure and fully stretched from the Thai she does with my body. I love & highly recommend her work!” — JANE POST, CLIENT

Upper Cervical Knee Chest

Dr. Melissa is Upper Cervical Revolution certified in KCUCS. “Knee Chest” is one of the most researched and scientifically studied upper cervical techniques. The chiropractors utilize spinal x-rays to detect a specific subluxation misalignment and then use digital thermography to help determine when to adjust and when not to adjust. This is an incredibly unique and powerful adjustment, developed and perfected by the developer of chiropractic himself B.J. Palmer.  Patients with symptoms such as migraines, high blood pressure, vertigo, insomnia, and even multiple sclerosis have shown drastic improvements while under upper cervical care.

 

HOURS: Chiropractic Care
    with Dr. Melissa Crago

 

MON:  8:00 am - Noon; 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

TUES:  3:30 pm - 6:30 pm

WED:  8:00 am - Noon; 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

THU:  3:30 pm - 6:30 pm

FRI:  By Appointment; Text for Availability

SAT:  By Appointment; Text for Availability

HOURS: Thai Bodywork
    with Leah Van Winkle

 

MON:  5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

TUES:  10:15 am  - 1:00 pm

WED:  5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

THU:  Not Available

FRI:  All Day

SAT:  After 11:30 am (Select Days)

ADDRESS

5330 College Avenue, Suite 210

Oakland, CA 94618

Email:  team@oaklandlifechiro.com

Office:  (510) 594-9994

Cell:  (510) 394-5035

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The best way to schedule an appointment is to use our online booking system, or send a text with your name and preferred appointment day(s) / time(s) to 510- 394-5035. We will find a time for you in the schedule ASAP!

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