Myofascial Trigger Point Therapy

Myofascial trigger point therapy is a comprehensive rehabilitative manual therapy treatment approach designed to treat myofascial pain, which addresses postural distortions and movement dysfunction within the muscle (myo), and connective tissues (fascia) within the body. After conducting a thorough patient history, pain patterns are charted, movement assessments are performed, and structur... Read More

Myofascial trigger point therapy is a comprehensive rehabilitative manual therapy treatment approach designed to treat myofascial pain, which addresses postural distortions and movement dysfunction within the muscle (myo), and connective tissues (fascia) within the body.

After conducting a thorough patient history, pain patterns are charted, movement assessments are performed, and structural assessments are conducted. Restrictions and dysfunction within the connective tissue are treated, in order to restore optimal neurological function and tissue hydration to the superficial & deep fascia layers, ligaments, joint capsules, as well as scar tissue.

Myofascial trigger points are released utilizing compression on the trigger point during static, passive or active movement. Other forms of mechanoreceptor sensory input are effectively incorporated into the treatment, such as shear stretch, vibration, percussion, light touch, and more. Vapocoolant spray & stretch, muscle energy techniques, strain/counterstrain, and positional release, combined with passive, active and PNF stretches help to encourage the joints to return to their correct position, and the soft tissues to return to their normal resting length and function. Precipitating and perpetuating factors are addressed, and appropriate corrective home exercises are recommended.

Since this form of treatment requires movement during evaluation and treatment, it's recommended that you wear clothing you can stretch and move in, such as athletic shorts, tank top or sports bra. Please, no restrictive, thick or denim clothing!


Cranial Therapy

Cranial therapy is a deeply relaxing and extremely effective treatment approach, assessing and gently balancing the hydraulic cranial-sacral system, which generates our cranial rhythmic impulse. Empirical evidence substantiates the motion of the cranial bones, as well as the cranial rhythmic impulse. Our cranial-sacral system expands and contracts, similar to when we breathe, and is often... Read More

Cranial therapy is a deeply relaxing and extremely effective treatment approach, assessing and gently balancing the hydraulic cranial-sacral system, which generates our cranial rhythmic impulse.

Empirical evidence substantiates the motion of the cranial bones, as well as the cranial rhythmic impulse. Our cranial-sacral system expands and contracts, similar to when we breathe, and is often referred to as our "primary respiratory mechanism".

The brain and spinal cord are encased within a dural membrane, which attaches to the bones in the cranial vault, sacrum, coccyx, the upper cervical spine, as well as two of the suboccipital muscles. The dura connects these bones together as a system. Cerebrospinal fluid bathes and cushions the brain and spinal cord, carrying nutrients from the blood, and eliminating waste products from the brain. Improving cranial motion allows this pumping mechanism to circulate cerebrospinal fluid efficiently.

The bones in the face and jaw do not attach to the dura, however the occlusion (the way the upper and lower teeth fit together when we bite), can have a powerful structural and neural impact on the cranial vault. Treatment of the face & jaw can be very beneficial.

There are 12 very special cranial nerves that exit the cranium through tiny spaces called foramen on each side of the cranium. Alleviating sutural stress can help reduce irritation of the cranial nerves that exit through the cranial bones. Cranial nerves control sensation and movement of the eyes, ears, face, mouth, tongue, head and neck, heart rate, blood pressure, breathing, as well as digestion. Cranial nerve assessments can be performed, and cranial neuro-sequencing can often help to integrate and normalize cranial nerve function over time. Our special senses...sight, smell, taste, hearing and balance are all driven by cranial nerves. Improving cranial nerve function allows us to experience the world in a much more enjoyable way!

Each suture between the bones of this cranial-facial-cervical-sacral system has a unique articulation and physiologic motion. Restoration of the natural motion within this system restores homeostasis to the nervous system, and allows the body to return to a profound sense of well-being. As a result, there can be a reduction and/or elimination in headaches, migraines, neck pain, jaw pain, sinus issues, low back pain, SI joint pain & more!


Orofacial Myology

Orofacial Myology is a profoundly useful treatment that is rapidly growing in popularity, and is backed by compelling research. Orofacial Myology is a rehabilitative exercise program that addresses the way we use the muscles in our face, mouth and neck. It's like airway rehab. It works, and it's FUN! Problems with the position and movements of the lips and tongue can contribute directly... Read More

Orofacial Myology is a profoundly useful treatment that is rapidly growing in popularity, and is backed by compelling research. Orofacial Myology is a rehabilitative exercise program that addresses the way we use the muscles in our face, mouth and neck. It's like airway rehab. It works, and it's FUN!

Problems with the position and movements of the lips and tongue can contribute directly to pain & dysfunction including TMD, crooked teeth, orthodontic relapse, headaches, neck pain, forward head posture, snoring, mouth breathing, nail biting, thumb sucking, speech difficulties, and even hair pulling. Orofacial Myology can help!

The program always begins with a thorough one hour Initial Assessment to identify any specific orofacial myofunctional dysfunctions, and involves approximately 8 to 12 half hour follow up visits. Face, tongue, mouth, posture and breathing exercises are given at each visit, and all supplies for at-home exercises are provided. Exercises are recommended to be performed at home three times each day for approximately ten minutes. Detailed measurements are conducted at each visit to track progress, and new exercises are given at each session to advance the therapy.

On occasion, referrals to other health professionals for tongue tie, allergy testing and tonsil problems are required. After the 8 to 12 week program, a complete re-assessment is conducted before graduating from the program! Sometimes people will require further work, depending on the severity of their case, and on their compliance.


Massage Therapy

Let your tension and stress drift away with a relaxing therapeutic massage. Our licensed massage therapists have years of experience, and are the best of the best!


At-Home Sleep Studies

Our FDA-approved “WatchPAT” home sleep test is a simple, fast, accurate and reliable option for screening and detecting snoring, obstructive and central sleep apnea. It includes an easy to use device, that is worn like a simple wrist-watch & finger sensor, with no need for belts, wires or nasal cannulas. WatchPAT allow us to provide you with an affordable at-home sleep study, all in the comfo... Read More

Our FDA-approved “WatchPAT” home sleep test is a simple, fast, accurate and reliable option for screening and detecting snoring, obstructive and central sleep apnea. It includes an easy to use device, that is worn like a simple wrist-watch & finger sensor, with no need for belts, wires or nasal cannulas. WatchPAT allow us to provide you with an affordable at-home sleep study, all in the comfort of your very own bedroom, an environment that best reflects the patterns of your sleep habits!

The WatchPAT operates on advanced proprietary technology known as PAT, or Peripheral Arterial Tone, measuring sympathetic nervous system activation associated with Sleep Disordered Breathing. WatchPAT technology is accurate and comprehensive, also measuring oxygen levels, body movements, heart rate, body position and snoring intensity, and is the only home sleep test that also measures “True Sleep Time”, providing complete sleep stages and architecture. It is the most clinically validated home sleep test, with a documented correlation of 90%, as compared to in-lab polysomnogram sleep studies.

While it’s likely your physician will refer you for a sleep study, it’s not required. Just schedule an appointment with our clinic to pick up your WatchPAT. Then, take the equipment home and put it on when you go to bed. When you wake up in the morning, remove the WatchPAT and return it to our clinic, so we can download your sleep data for an immediate detailed sleep report. Your sleep report data will then be interpreted by a board-certified sleep physician, which will be sent to you and/or your referring physician within 3 to 5 business days. Your doctor will review the results with you, and if necessary, determine the best course of treatment.


Biofeedback

Do you suffer from chronic pain, fatigue, anxiety, panic, irritability, have difficulty with memory, or have trouble concentrating? A dysfunctional breathing habit could explain your symptoms. Find out with breathing biofeedback! Various circumstances and life experiences can influence how we learn to breathe, and these breathing habits can be a hidden cause for many uncomfortable sympto... Read More

Do you suffer from chronic pain, fatigue, anxiety, panic, irritability, have difficulty with memory, or have trouble concentrating? A dysfunctional breathing habit could explain your symptoms. Find out with breathing biofeedback!

Various circumstances and life experiences can influence how we learn to breathe, and these breathing habits can be a hidden cause for many uncomfortable symptoms…symptoms which are often mistakenly attributed to other causes. A breathing biofeedback assessment allows us to identify the circumstances surrounding any dysfunctional breathing habits, while we monitor your CO2 levels, muscle activity and heart rate variability with biofeedback equipment. This allows us to determine if breathing habits are linked to your symptoms. We will then utilize this data to customize an individualized learning plan, and over the course of several follow up visits, guide you back to a state of healthy breathing and improved well-being!

You can learn how to understand and self-regulate your most troubling symptoms in just 4 to 8 weeks! Research shows that just 4 weeks of biofeedback training allows for dramatic symptom management, better than therapy and medication combined. The results of biofeedback last long term & even get better over time! Biofeedback can be the stepping stone toward living a better life. Let us show you how. Contact Alfredo at 505-306-6553 or email him at alfredo.fullcircleabq@gmail.com.

Breathing biofeedback is a process that enables an individual to learn how to identify & change physiological activity for the purposes of improving health, reducing pain and improving performance. Precise instruments (capnometers, EMG, etc.) measure physiological activity such as CO2 levels, respiration rate, heart rate variability and other components of respiratory, autonomic & somatic biofeedback. These instruments rapidly and accurately "feed back" information to the user, often in conjunction with changes in thinking, emotions, and behavior,which supports desired physiological changes. Over time, these changes can endure without continued use of an instrument.


Sleep Solutionzzz

How's your sleep? Do you have trouble falling asleep? Staying asleep? Do you know if you snore or gasp for air during the night? Do you clench or grind your teeth, wake up with headaches, or suffer from fatigue? Pain, fatigue, memory and mood can be difficult to manage if sleep disruptions are interrupting your brain's ability to cycle through it's natural sleep stages. Once your sleep ... Read More

How's your sleep? Do you have trouble falling asleep? Staying asleep? Do you know if you snore or gasp for air during the night? Do you clench or grind your teeth, wake up with headaches, or suffer from fatigue?

Pain, fatigue, memory and mood can be difficult to manage if sleep disruptions are interrupting your brain's ability to cycle through it's natural sleep stages. Once your sleep disordered breathing is effectively addressed, your body can restore it's vitality instead of depleting it's resources trying to breathe and survive all night long. Getting a good night's sleep is crucial for overall health and wellness, at any age!

An estimated 85% of people with severe sleep disordered breathing remain diagnosed. The only way to truly find out if you have a sleep disorder is to do a sleep study. Our Sleep Solutionzzz program includes at-home sleep studies, so you can conduct the test in the comfort of your own bedroom, an environment that best replicates your actual sleep patterns. That's our starting point.

The next step in our program is Orofacial Myology, where we will begin your "airway rehab" exercises. Studies show this form of therapy can reduce snoring and mild to moderate sleep apnea up to 50% in adults & 62% in children. Face, tongue and breathing exercise progressions help to build strength and restore function.

Next, cranial therapy is a deeply calming form of hands-on bodywork that can help relax the nervous system, address cranial nerve function, gently treat sutural and dural strains within the cranio-facial-cervical system, as well as evaluate for TMJ and occlusal influences.

We also include a sleep kit with supplies to reduce insomnia, and support proper breathing during sleep. An oral myofunctional appliance is also included to support the airway rehabilitation process.

Our Sleep Solutionzzz program includes: an initial at-home sleep study to determine your baseline, orofacial myology assessment, 7 additional orofacial myology sessions, 7 half hour cranial therapy treatments, a sleep or snore kit, MyoMunchee oral appliance, and a follow-up at-home sleep study to evaluate your final results. Paying up front saves you $200! Valued at $2000, our Sleep Solutionzzz program is reduced to $1800.

Our Sleep Solutionzzz program is designed to identify and improve breathing dysfunctions in order to help you reduce pain, restore function, and promote sleep, so you get back to living your best life possible! Isn't it time you started sleeping better? Enroll in our Sleep Solutionzzz program today!


Skin Care-Exfoliating Treatments

Exfoliating treatments otherwise known as “peels” improve acne, diminish fine lines & wrinkles, and reduce hyper-pigmentation. Peels can vary in type and intensity (from lighter to deeper peels), but essentially they all remove dead skin cells on the skin’s outer surface, speeding up the cellular turnover rate, revealing smoother more radiant skin. Exfoliating the skin also improves the penet... Read More

Exfoliating treatments otherwise known as “peels” improve acne, diminish fine lines & wrinkles, and reduce hyper-pigmentation. Peels can vary in type and intensity (from lighter to deeper peels), but essentially they all remove dead skin cells on the skin’s outer surface, speeding up the cellular turnover rate, revealing smoother more radiant skin. Exfoliating the skin also improves the penetration and absorption of active ingredients in your skin care products. Consult with your Licensed Skin Care Professional to determine which treatment is appropriate for your skin type and condition. Each exfoliating treatment can be performed alone, or with a facial, which includes customized masque preparations, extractions & massage. In most cases, best results can be achieved with a series of 6 to 12 treatments, scheduled 7 to 14 days apart, followed by monthly maintenance treatments.
Combine with a rejuvenating treatment for a non-surgical face-lift…Ah!


Skin Care-Rejuvenating Treatments

Rejuvenating treatments do not exfoliate the skin, but penetrate into the skin, using light or sound waves, to stimulate and rejuvenate the cells of the skin. Rejuvenating treatments also aid in product penetration by driving active ingredients deeper into the skin. Each rejuvenating treatment can be performed alone, or with a facial, which includes customized masque preparations, extractions... Read More

Rejuvenating treatments do not exfoliate the skin, but penetrate into the skin, using light or sound waves, to stimulate and rejuvenate the cells of the skin. Rejuvenating treatments also aid in product penetration by driving active ingredients deeper into the skin. Each rejuvenating treatment can be performed alone, or with a facial, which includes customized masque preparations, extractions & massage. In most cases, best results can be achieved with a series of 6 to 12 treatments, scheduled 7 to 14 days apart, followed by monthly maintenance treatments. Combine with an exfoliating treatment for a non-surgical face-lift…Ah!


Skin Care - GM Collin Signature Treatments

Achieve the best results possible with our advanced GM Collin Signature treatments. Full Circle Wellness Center is the only exclusively authorized GM Collin skin care clinic in New Mexico. We provide highly sought after services, including Botinol, provided to celebrities at the Oscars each year.


Waxing & Tinting

Cirepil waxes are recognized worldwide as the finest in distinctive low temperature depilatory products, and facilitates exceptional hair removal services, surpassing all expectations! Gentle low temperature wax, is applied very close to skin temperature, and maintains the integrity of the skin. Innovative shrink wrap technology surpasses all waxes on the market. Less sticky and cleaner th... Read More

Cirepil waxes are recognized worldwide as the finest in distinctive low temperature depilatory products, and facilitates exceptional hair removal services, surpassing all expectations!

Gentle low temperature wax, is applied very close to skin temperature, and maintains the integrity of the skin. Innovative shrink wrap technology surpasses all waxes on the market. Less sticky and cleaner than traditional waxes, superior anti-irritant ingredients ensure less inflammation.


Cellulite Treatments

Improve your skin elasticity and smooth out the appearance of cellulite with our specialized body treatments! Ultrasonic frequencies, and red/infrared light penetrate through the skin and into the adipose layers to improve the lymphatic system. Combine with the full-body Synergie treatment, which works like a "body vacuum" and firms the skin and connective tissues. Our advanced skin care se... Read More

Improve your skin elasticity and smooth out the appearance of cellulite with our specialized body treatments! Ultrasonic frequencies, and red/infrared light penetrate through the skin and into the adipose layers to improve the lymphatic system. Combine with the full-body Synergie treatment, which works like a "body vacuum" and firms the skin and connective tissues. Our advanced skin care services are carefully selected and designed specifically for your individual needs. Enhance your sense of well-being by experiencing the individualized attention & personalized services that we offer. We help you look good & feel good from the inside out!


Health & Wellness Group Classes

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Select from a variety of fun & informative educational programs that we offer!


Classroom Rental

LOOKING FOR A PROFESSIONAL AND COMFORTABLE SETTING FOR YOUR NEXT PRESENTATION? Classroom Rental is available at Full Circle Wellness Center! FLEXIBLE RENTAL OPTIONS. Our 1200 square foot classroom is available for rent by the hour or day, for educational purposes including seminars, workshops, business meetings, continuing education courses or professional events. COMFORTABLE & FUNCTI... Read More

LOOKING FOR A PROFESSIONAL AND COMFORTABLE SETTING FOR YOUR NEXT PRESENTATION?

Classroom Rental is available at Full Circle Wellness Center!

FLEXIBLE RENTAL OPTIONS. Our 1200 square foot classroom is available for rent by the hour or day, for educational purposes including seminars, workshops, business meetings, continuing education courses or professional events.

COMFORTABLE & FUNCTIONAL. Our rolling tables each have their own power supply, and can be configured into a variety of arrangements, or wheeled to the side of the room to allow for floor space. Our cushioned rolling chairs have adjustable height & armrests. A large dry erase board is mounted on the wall, and a podium is positioned at the front of the room. The room has it's own thermostat, so temperature can be controlled independently. The bathroom is conveniently located next to the classroom.

HIGH TECH EQUIPMENT. Audio-Video equipment is available for rent, including a top-of-the-line wireless projector and dongle that can allow for connection to any device, electronic screen, laser pointer & slide show remote, along with free internet access.

CONVENIENT LOCATION. Our facility is located close to nearby hotels, and is easy to get to from I-25 and Paseo del Norte. There are also many restaurants to choose from in the area!

$300/day or $50/hour
For more information on reserving your event, contact Alfredo Hernandez at 505-306-6553 or alfredo.fullcircleabq@gmail.com

The process to rent the classroom is as follows:
1. Contact our Classroom Manager, Alfredo Hernandez at 505-306-6553 to request a date.
2. A Rental Worksheet as well as Rental Policies & Guidelines will be emailed to you.
3. Fill out and sign the Rental Worksheet, and Rental Policies & Guidelines form.
4. Once your event details are confirmed, a Rental Agreement will be emailed to you.
5. Submit the completed and signed Rental Agreement, along with the total rental amount, plus damage deposit, in order to reserve the date for your event.
6. See our Rental Policies for refunds, in the event of a cancellation.



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5701 Carmel Avenue NE, Suite B, Albuquerque
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