A Feel-Good Way to Health and Happiness

Getting a massage is one of life’s great pleasures, and sometimes the benefits go far beyond blissful relaxation. Those are the kind given by Jory Rives and Dr. Becky Altman.

Benefits of Craniosacral Therapy & Massage

  • Allows patients to ‘hold’ an adjustment longer
  • Helps ease the effects of headaches, tinnitus (ringing in the ear), TMJ disorders, and infant challenges ranging from colic to sleep problems
  • Massage in conjunction with being adjusted helps allow your muscles to relax so they can accept the change in structure easier.

Dr. Becky Altman, who grew up in Minnesota, earned a bachelor’s degree in biology before attending Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa. After graduating from Palmer, Dr. Altman took additional courses in CranioSacral Technique.  As Dr. Altman explains, craniosacral therapy involves manipulating the bones of the skull to treat any number of conditions. “Cranio” refers to the head or cranium, and “sacral” refers to the five fused vertebrae at the base of the spine (sacrum). “Craniosacral therapists are trained to feel with their hands the motion of the craniosacral system through extremely sensitive, gentle, and intuitive touch, thereby assisting the body’s natural corrective tendency.”

 

Jory Rives, LMT grew up in Kansas on a farm of 160 acres. We lived off of 17 acres with our animals and grew crops on the rest. Growing up I knew what accountability meant because the animals couldn’t feed or milk themselves. So I’d start my days before school milking the cows or staying up late because our pigs were giving new life to the earth. I grew up enjoying the little things. I still to this day stop and smell the flowers.  I also enjoy Gods beautiful creation of the sunrise and sunset.

“I knew it was the right step for me to continue my knowledge base in medicine because I took EMT training in high school and being with those patients it was very patch ‘em up and go. I wanted more to help people long term and with every day pain and find the result of the problem.  

Being a Clinical Massage Therapist is so challenging because the body is very complex. I love to solve the puzzle of why the body is compensating or if a trauma happened how to relive that pain and swelling through lots of different techniques. My favorite modality is what helps the patient most in that session. Deep tissue massage all the way to lymphatic drainage.
 I love working at South Jordan Chiropractic because the environment here is positive, inviting, and healing based. The atmosphere here is something unforgettable. I have never worked in a place where our team is so tightly knit. Where I have been given so many opportunities and learned so much about chiropractic, and health and wellness. I love learning and I am inspired to go back to school.”