A spa style massage is another proven way to manage your stress.  

​International Journal of Neuroscience
Volume 115, Issue 10, 2005


One on one instruction on meditation is often  helpful regardless of the source of the stress.  Sheri Beth Schafer has been certified by the Chopra Center to teach stress management through meditation.


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Emotional, physical and psychological stress can all affect pain.   Whatever condition you may have, stress will make it worse.  Reducing stress always results in better health.  It is our goal at Schafer Chiropractic is to maintain a calming atmosphere to relax the senses in order to allow your body to accept treatments and recover more quickly.  We have many different tools to help with stress reduction.  

Reiki  is  a healing technique based on the principle that the therapist can channel energy into the patient with or without laying of hands, to activate the natural healing processes of the patient's body and restore physical and emotional well-being.  Many people report improved stress levels even after one visit.  Schafer Chiropractic is lucky to have two excellent reiki practitioners.

Chakra Balancing  is based in Ayurvedic methods of natural healing,, just as meditation is.   If your Chakras are not fully in balance and open to functioning normally, various forms of stress can and will result.  

Int J Yoga. 2015 Jul-Dec;8(2):128-33. doi: 10.4103/0973-6131.158476.

Effectiveness of mindfulness meditation on pain and quality of life of patients with chronic low back pain.

J Pain. 2015 Jan;16(1):77-86. doi: 10.1016/j.jpain.2014.10.009. Epub 2014 Nov 3.

Effectiveness of jyoti meditation for patients with chronic neck pain and psychological distress--a randomized controlled clinical trial.