May 7, 2012
-- The East Bay's Total Health Dental Care, the only Bay Area provider of whole person dentistry, now offers licensed chair massage for its patients. Enhancing its integrative approach to dentistry, massage therapy is the office's newest addition to a growing array of services designed to improve overall wellness. Both restorative and preventive, massage therapy helps patients heal faster and feel better, with significant reduction in stress and pain.
Massage therapy is a logical extension of whole person dentistry, which is based on the connection between oral and overall health. Total Health Dental Care is dedicated to improving total health through dentistry, and massage supports this mission. By relieving stress, improving circulation and increasing mobility - particularly for the mouth, jaw and neck - massage can make an enormous difference for patients who have just had dental treatment or are working through health issues. It can also strengthen immunity and help prevent disease, both oral and physiological. And massage feels good, which contributes to looking good, smiling more and enjoying a better quality of life.
Chair massage is the newest addition to a distinct set of health support services offered by Total Health Dental Care, which provides general, cosmetic, restorative and sedation dentistry. Patients also have access to a certified nutritionist for consultation, biophotonic scanning to measure antioxidant activity, lifestyle analysis to address areas like sleeping patterns and stress reduction, and recommendations for herbs and supplements. In conjunction with the dental services offered, these complementary services make a positive impact on each patient’s oral and total health.
"Unfortunately, dealing with stress is a huge part of people's lives these days, whether that stress comes from having a cracked tooth, coping with physical ailments, or managing relationship problems,” says Dr. Sepand Hokmabadi, DDS, the directing dentist of Total Health Dental Care. “As a whole person dentist, I understand how well massage can alleviate stress and improve oral and total health. Since complete wellness is our goal, I am more than pleased to offer this service to our patients.”
Chair massage is complimentary for all patients of Total Health Dental Care. They can be scheduled Friday mornings in either the Oakland or Berkeley location. Appointments are required.
Total Health Dental Care is located at 3017 Telegraph Ave., Ste. 300, Berkeley, CA 94705 and 1880 Pleasant Valley Ave., Ste. F, Oakland, CA 94611. For more information, call Total Health Dental Care-Berkeley at (510) 849-1500 or Total Health Dental Care-Oakland at (510) 654-5752. Email Dr. Hokmabadi at DoctorH@totalhealthdentalcare.com.