Danielle Cook

Danielle Cook CMT, RMT  Danielle is a Certified and Registered Massage Therapist that graduated from the Institute of Business and Medical Careers in May 2009 with an Associates Degree in Applied Health and Science in Massage Therapy. She is also an AMTA member since 2009.  Danielle  enjoys working with her clients to help solve, prevent or reduce […]

Home of the 52.80 Massage

Most Massage clinics offer a discount for loyalty, We have decided to join the bandwagon! If you sign up for 1 massage per month for a whole year the price will only be 52.80 (savings of $195). Why is this such a great deal? Each session with this package includes paraffin on your hands and […]

What is the “Cold” Phase of Whiplash?

Cold whiplash is the stage after hot whiplash; it sets in when time has passed after an injury that has not been resolved (essentially, the hot stage hasn’t been dealt with, and the body dealt with it the best way it could without help). Sometimes people don’t even realize that they have suffered a whiplash […]

What is the “Hot Phase” of Whiplash?

It involves extremely hypersensitive tissues (these can be anywhere in the body) that are extremely aroused by the sympathetic nervous system.  It causes these tissues to become inflamed, and therefore to guard themselves which results in immobilization (which is essentially the tension that you feel when you can’t move your neck or shoulders without extreme […]

Cervical Core “Sleeve Technique” for Whiplash

Any sudden backward acceleration of the head, such as those caused by a rear-end impact or a backward fall, will violently overextend and injure the soft tissues of the anterior [front] of the neck. Once the inflammatory (“hot”) stage has diminished and the rest of the body has been properly prepared, your massage therapist can […]

Mobilizing the Neck

Did you know that the neck is more mobile than the rest of the spine? It also bears the burden of supporting the entire weight of the head. It bears this burden gracefully, but tension in the shoulders can actually shorten the neck and limit range of motion. If the head is jarred at a […]

Use of a Cervical Collar

Once relief from physical pain has been relieved from the neck such that positions other than simply resting are not painful, more treatment can begin. of well-planned and managed treatment may then begin. While rest is initially an effective treatment tool, in the long term it is not. In the majority of cases, whiplash benefits […]

History of Whiplash

The term whiplash was coined in 1928. There must have been auto accidents then, because the use of the cervical collar to totally immobilize the neck was the method of choice in the treatment of whiplash related symptoms. Fast forward to recent history. The current conclusion is that unless there is a severe level of […]

What is Whiplash?

Doctors will sometimes use the term “hyperextension injury” to describe it, but whiplash is a more visceral term to describe the trauma that affected the victim’s neck. The neck itself has abruptly completed a whip-like motion, bending first towards, then away from the point of impact. As the head moves rapidly in one direction, the […]

The Difference Between “Hot” and “Cold” Whiplash

Whiplash has both “hot” and “cold” phases. Hot whiplash is characterized as being more recent, usually less than six weeks post-injury. It typically involves the sympathetic nervous system,[fight or flight response] depicted by: arousal, inflamed and hypersensitive tissue, and immobilization and guarding. It can occur anywhere in the body. The guarding stage involves spasms and […]