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25 yrs Experience
LMBT # 8169


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Below begins an

endless list of

soft tissue conditions

 

Pain or stiffness anywhere.

Pinched nerves anywhere.

Circulatory restrictions.

And their relationships with

other areas of your body.

 

 

HEAD & NECK

headache

migraines

ringing in ears

sinus congestion

flashes of light-spots

facial pain

TMJ disorders

loss of smell-taste

neck stiffness-pain

throat tightness

apnea issues

swallowing difficulty

speaking-singing issues

 

 

SHOULDER & THORAX

shoulder stiffness-pain

chest stiffness-pain

breast pain

rib joint pain

upper back pain

respiratory problems

breathing difficulties

 

 

UPPER EXTREMITIES

arm weakness-pain

elbow weakness-pain

wrist weakness-pain

reduced dexterity

 

 

ABDOMEN & THORAX

abdominal pain

digestive problems

hiatal hernia

acid reflux

irritable bowel

bladder problems

constipation

reproductive issues

pelvic area pain

 

 

LOWER EXTREMITIES

hip stiffness-pain

thigh & leg issues

groin pull

knee stiffness-pain

ankle stiffness-pain

foot & toe pain

flat feet

 

 

STRUCTURAL ISSUES

vertebrae unaligned

cervical

thoracic

lumbar

rib joint "out"

scoliosis

sciatica

postural distortions

structural integration

disk herniation

TMJ disorders

cranial distortions

 

 

GENERAL CONDITIONS

chronic fatigue

fibromyalgia

arthritis

dizziness

balance problems

visceral & systemic

 

 

MENTAL & EMOTION

learning difficulties

memory loss

concentration issues

behavioral problems

anxiety

depression

irritability

 

 

ACCIDENT INJURIES

motor vehicle

sports

occupational

recreational

home projects

"falls" - various

 



The Well

Well... Well... Well...

Is it time
to get well































































MASSAGE  THERAPY  RESULTS  THAT  PROMOTE...

PEACEFUL  &  PRODUCTIVE  LIVING


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Determining the root cause of a condition...
and developing appropriate treatment strategies...
is the focus of this very special massage therapy practice...



Treatment goals with this unique Charlotte massage therapist tend to be more integrated, complete and therefore more effective.  This is a result of his greater level of training & experience.  Healing is a skillful art which is primarily based on science and heightened awareness.




 

OUR  HIGHLY  INTEGRATED  & COMPLEX  BODY...



Evaluation & treatment also needs to be integrated...

 

Just about all "diseases" and conditions are "Soft Tissue" related.  They present their symptoms in terms of complex relationships throughout your body.  Following symptoms leads us to the "Root Causes" of conditions... and to the development of more effective treatment strategies.  Joel Safran knows how to listen, evaluate and interpret what the body tells him.

 

Unresolved "issues" lead to further "problems"...

 

Unresolved Chronic Conditions lead to the development of other problems and "diseases".  Dysfunction in one area of your body affects Muscles, Fascia, Organs, Nerves & Glands in other parts of your body.  We need to think "Globally" in determining appropriate treatment strategies.  A therapist with advanced skills and "out of the box" approaches is more capable in finding and dealing with a condition's Root Cause.

 


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CHRONIC CONDITIONS

RESPONDING  WELL to TREATMENTS...

 Just a few of many examples.

 

The list of conditions responding well to treatment are endless.  Your Therapist's skill and experience is most important in achieving your desired results.

 

 

Headache & Migraine issues result from many different related areas.

TMJ Disorders are related to Structural Distortions in the body below.

Subluxations of Cervical & Lumbar Vertebrae can be gently Re-Aligned.

Scoliosis treatment involves much more than just the spine.

Shoulder & Neck structures must be treated as an integrated unit.

Rib Joint disorders respond more slowly... but they do respond.

Back Pain can result from Lumbar Facet Joint fixations.

Back Pain can result from a Liver/Ribcage fixation.

Sciatica is greatly misunderstood and ill treated.  Heal it here.

Digestive issues relate to Visceral fixations & Nerve impingements

Respiratory & Breathing issues relate to Visceral & Hard Frame fixations.

Reproductive issues often relate to Abdominal-Pelvic restrictions.

Knee & Hip replacement can be avoided with proper therapy.

CranioSacral restrictions result from Pelvic-Cranial fixations.

Golfers your slice or hook can be corrected.  Balance your body.

Tennis Players save your Knees, Legs, Arms... and the rest of you too.

Surgery most often in an inappropriate choice.

Speakers & Singers add power & clarity to your voice.

Motion is Life with flow, balance, grace and ease.  You need to move.



The list is endless...

For more conditions that respond well to treatment...

look at the left column list for starters...



 "I've told many doctors & therapists

the same things I have told you...

 

You have been the only one who

has Really listened & understood...

 

and have offered good options

for handling my concerns..."





INJURIES  ARE  MOSTLY  RE-INJURIES


Chronic Conditions result from soft tissue imbalances...

 

Imbalances develop into further weakness which, over a long period of time, develop into pain & structural distortion... like Scoliosis, TMJ disorders, Frozen Shoulder pain, Back pain, Neck pain, Carpal Tunnel type conditions, Migraine Headache... as well as many other conditions.

 

Fall & Motor Vehicle accident injuries improperly treated...

 

Patients who were improperly treatment by doctors, chiropractors and therapists have comprised a large number of people treated by this practice.  These people did not receive the quality of care they thought they had.  Their body then continued to compensate in negative ways.  Further weaknesses & imbalances developed and spread... becoming more complex and integrated throughout their body.  Working with Joel Safran, these people finally experienced the progress they initially desired.

 

Workplace, Home & Recreation injuries from "habits" & activities...

 

An unbalanced & weakened body is more accident injury prone from falls, auto accidents and sports injuries.  Poor computer habits are a major contributor to Neck & Shoulder problems.  The most dangerous time in the life of an Airline Pilot is often when he is cleaning the gutters around his home.

 

Anger, Fear & Stress create all sorts of Physical, Physiological & Emotional issues...

 

Over time, intense emotions such as anger, fear & reactions to stress often translate into physical and physiological conditions.  As a body "opens up", it is able to diminish the negative emotional effects stored within its tissues.

 

A "Band-Aid" approach does not last for long...

 

As the body attempts to compensate for these imbalances and injuries, other areas of imbalance and weakness develop.  The body is focused on "surviving" and finding ways to "keep on going".  It compensates for all the past development and layers of weakness and imbalance as best it can.  And finally, it can no longer compensate.  Dysfunction & Pain becomes established and unbearable.  When we do not pay attention... and "really" take care of "us", similar breakdowns can happen in our body.  Long lasting solutions are better than short term "fixes" or compromises.




"You have done more for me than

any other doctor or therapist of any kind"




 

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UNTREATED...  INJURIES

AND  CONDITIONS  GET  WORSE...




Untreated or improperly treated accident injuries and chronic conditions generally get worse.  The body's "Band-Aid" approach continues until it can no longer find ways to compensate for the mounting imbalances and restrictions.  Our treatment session goals are designed to properly evaluate and understand the uniqueness of each condition and each patients.  The older the injury, the longer it may take to achieve desired results.  But, the healing process should move forward.

 

Children generally respond much more quickly than adults.  They have fewer layers of compensation to deal with... and the extent of "integration" in their body is less developed.  Once distortions are properly treated in a child or adult, they have the advantage of developing and living a much more normal, healthy and productive life... Physically, Physiologically and Emotionally.




THERAPIES  USED  IN  THIS  PRACTICE


Neuromuscular Therapy  --  Craniosacral Therapy

Myofascial Release Techniques  --  Osteopathic  Techniques

Soma/Rolf Structural Integration  --  Joint Mobilization

Clinical/Medical Massage Therapy  --  Visceral Manipulation

Organ Specific Therapy  --  Muscle Energy Techniques

Flexibility, Health, Nutrition & Lifestyle Counseling

...and More...




GREATER  VALUE  FOR  YOUR  TIME & MONEY...

 

Basic massage benefits provide for the... improvement of blood and lymphatic circulation... breaking down of adhesions... some improvement in Range of Motion & flexibility... softening of superficial tissues... and "relaxation".  A few advanced seminars may provide another therapist with a bit more "therapeutic skill".  However, patients who have worked with Joel Safran, clearly understand and appreciate the greater level of Therapeutic Value they can expect and receive from him.

 

Five Times more regulated education & continuing education...

While regulated educational requirements in the Carolinas is 500 hours... Joel Safran has 2800 hours from Florida and from Ontario.  While licenses renewal requires 12.5 hours of continuing education each year... Joel has averaged over 80 hours per year during his 25 year career... and the subject matter of this additional education has been in the further study of advanced Osteopathic and Therapeutic techniques.

 

The advantages of a 'Multiple Modality' treatment approach...

Because chronic conditions quite often involve a multi-layered development, a 'multiple modality treatment approach'... employing Myofascial techniques, Neuromuscular Therapy, Craniosacral Therapy, Visceral Manipulation and other appropriate techniques is essential.  That is what a person can expect when making their appointment with SafranTherapies.

 

More thorough Assessment & Treatment leads to desired goals...

And while this "over 5 times more" education may be indicative of what Joel has to offer, his patients have been impresses with his ability to assess conditions, and ask "never before asked" questions.   This promotes greater understanding, and the development of treatment strategies that prove to be more productive & effective than what they have experienced from other healthcare professionals.

 

On an hour to hour basis...

treatments costs about the same as "just a Massage"...

A thorough and more beneficial treatment session will cost about the same (on an hourly basis) as a "just as massage".  That represents a much greater value for the more serious patient.

 




People working with Joel Safran have resolved

a wide variety of Physical Medicine issues

that were unresolved by the many doctors

and therapists they had seen for help



 

 

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THE  PATIENT'S

RESPONSIBILITY

 

 

 

 

 

 

"85 percent of success is based on just showing up".  This also applies to Therapy.  You can expect Joel Safran to go the "extra mile" for your benefit.  However, you also have an important part in the process... like showing up for treatments... and being supportive of what we accomplish during our sessions.  Your positive attitude and support between appointments is very important in achieving our desired goals.

 

During treatment sessions, we will discuss many things that will promote your better understanding of what we are doing and why... and what you can do during the week to help promote and maintain therapeutic progress.  A Patient's support and involvement is very important in achieving good results.  A good therapeutic relationship is a very positive experience for both the patient and me personally.

 



EXPECTED  RESULTS

 

Pain Relief

Improved Posture & Alignment

Increased Strength & Endurance

Improved Function & Performance

Reduced Effects from Stress

Improved Health

 

and an

enhanced physical, mental & emotional

sense of Well Being

 

 

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