Have you ever noticed that we have a slogan at Body Logic? As we transition into the new building, you will see it incorporated more and more throughout the space.
Move Better. Feel Better. Live Better.
The addition of the slogan occurred during a meeting with fellow business owners. We were all working together to define our business “cultures” in our respective fields. I must admit that ours came to us quickly. However, the true feeling behind the message is always growing and adapting as we continue to grow within our practice and lives.
Here’s some insight as to where the slogan originated. It is our goal to help you move better, so you can feel better, and in turn live better.
Movement. Motion. Mobility. Whichever word you use to describe it, the ability to move is an essential part of life. Movement occurs on some level in every living organism. It can occur in a very obvious manner such as running on the beach or on the microscopic level as nerves transmit impulses. For example, when the body recognizes elevated blood sugar and a message moves to the pancreas to release insulin. Movement is necessary.
Chiropractic has the ability to have a positive influence on the body in both categories. Spinal manipulation is proven to increase mobility in the vertebral joints (the “obvious” example) which allows for the spinal nerves to have a clearer communication with its destination (microscopic example).
Massage has an incredible impact on movement as well. Therapeutic techniques improve circulation including blood flow and lymphatic flow. Improved circulation affects not only the muscles and joints, but also the heart and other vital organs of the body.
Our goal is to optimize the ability to move in every body we have the pleasure of helping.
Movement accounts for many positive events within the body. One of the best examples is when endorphins, a group of hormones, are released during exercise. The term “runner’s high” describes the euphoric feeling experienced when those hormones circulate and activate the body’s opiate receptors causing an analgesic or “feel good” effect. The chiropractic adjustment is shown to result in feeling better not only due to the movement induced, but also because endorphins are released.
“Feel Better” also relates to the mental and emotional components associated with physical pain. The strain on an individual experiencing chronic or severely acute pain is enormous. Chiropractic and massage have the ability to provide, at minimum, temporary relief and, ideally, long term relief or successful management of chronic conditions. Providing pain free moments for an individual suffering from chronic pain is one of our greatest gifts. Having a positive effect on the sympathetic nervous system (our “fight or flight” center) allows a person to relax on the microscopic level. It is our goal to help everyone have a little “feel better” in their lives.
I was raised with the values of whatever aspect of life may be challenged, be true to yourself and choose the option best for your body, mind, and spirit. I wish this for everyone. Daily we are faced with challenges and choices. The result of our decisions has either a positive or negative effect on us. Moving better and feeling better provide for an environment capable of promoting more positive choices.
These decisions can be as simple as choosing to go for a walk and getting fresh air instead of sitting and watching mindless tv. Another example is choosing the salad instead of the French fries because your joints hurt due to the body’s inflammatory response to fried foods.
Chiropractic and massage clearly have the ability to improve movement and promote feeling better from the hands on care. We, at Body Logic, focus our energy on the individual person and work as your partner in achieving your health and wellness goals. Body Logic is here to help you move better, so you can feel better, and live better as you experience life at its fullest capacity.
…And that’s why we have our slogan.