Most anyone can benefit profoundly from Structural Decompression™; even young children have their Atlas or their hips out and can benefit from opening the channels that nourish the spine and brain. But the most common reason people seek out Structural Decompression™ is for relief from tension headaches, chronic neck and shoulder tension, hip pain and tightness, or pain/tightness anywhere along the spine.
More and more people are becoming aware of the importance of a properly positioned Atlas. In fact, many individuals come to the Atlas 33 Center because they already know that their Atlas is out and they have come to believe that Structural Decompression™ allows the Atlas to re-align itself with greater stability than any other modality. But the benefits are not limited to the Atlas vertebra. Structural Decompression™ is a comprehensive technique and frees up all the major soft tissue structures from head to tail (well, tailbone, that is) including a comprehensive release of the hips.
The Atlas vertebra itself is such a crucial neuro-intersection (actually THE most crucial neural intersection in the body) that a wide range of benefits have been reported from this correction alone. These include improved mental focus, relief from tremors, hormone re-balancing, relief from ADD/ADHD, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, and digestive disorders. Usually, the conditions in the above list are not the main reason for seeking a Structural Decompression™ treatment; these disorders can have multiple causes. They are listed here only to illustrate that not all of the benefits can be predicted.
People with the following conditions should NOT receive a Structural Decompression™ treatment: