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.  

One on one instruction on meditation is often  helpful regardless of the source of the stress.

Sheri Beth Schafer is a Stress Management Consultant.  She has been teaching meditation for 20 years and offers one on one instruction.

Sheri Beth also combines her knowledge of Meditation, Massage, Reiki and Ayurveda to create full stress relief programs based on your needs.


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

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Stress Management



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.