Long Covid or Post Covid Care at UTB

What is Long Covid or Post Covid Syndrome?

Long Covid or Post Covid Syndrome is a wide range of ongoing health issues which may be present just after initially recovering from Covid-19 infection or may onset long after "recovery". Even people who were asymptomatic or had mild symptoms can experience long covid. These symptoms can range in severity and length of time, with many not connecting the new ailment with their previous Covid-19 infection. The medical community calls these long covid symptoms Post- Acute Sequelae of SARS-CoV-2 infection or PASC.  According to the American Medical Association's website: Up to 10 million Americans are likely to experience long COVID, and of those who had COVID-19, 10–30% experienced at least one persistent symptom up to six months after their infection was cleared. Many of our modalities offered have been reported by clients helping to decrease their post covid symptoms helping them to regain function and quality of life. Let our providers support your body and facilitate wellbeing.

Read below for recommended services specific to Post Covid Syndrome

Listed below are many symptoms patients and doctors are starting to report and recognize as Post Covid Syndrome. Many modalities at our clinic have been helpful to our clients suffering with many of these symptoms.

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  • Fatigue Which Becomes Extreme and Chronic
  • Seizures or Brain Lesions
  • Dizziness or Wave Feelings
  • Loss of Taste or Smell Which Does Not Return
  • Headaches
  • Tachycardia
  • Joint Pain
  • Digestive Issues
  • High Blood Pressure or Homeostasis Regulation Issues
  • Organ Damage
  • Depression or Anxiety
  • Insomnia
  • Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome
  • Clotting or Micro Clotting Issues
  • Autoimmune Disease Like Symptoms
  • Chronic Inflammation
  • Muscle Pain or Weakness
  • Concentration or Memory Issues
  • Shortness of Breath, Breathing Issues or Scarring of Lung Tissue
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Though the world is still in the middle of this pandemic, information and data are emerging about the long term effects from surviving COVID-19. Our trained Therapists at Unlocking The Body are trained in several bodywork Modalities which have brought others suffering post covid infection success at managing their Post Covid Syndrome symptoms. Check out the modalities we suggest Post Covid infection:

What Treatment's Does UTB Offer To Help With Post Covid Syndrome?

Swedish Massage

Swedish Massage is a great place to start for your first visit in our clinic when seeking relief for Post Covid Syndrome. Booking a 60 minute session will allow you and your therapist to discuss your issues and sample some of the recommendations from your practitioner. Longer relaxing strokes are employed with Swedish Massage which will help your system with getting rid of waste as well as increase relaxation in your nervous system and decrease tension in muscles.  When in doubt start here and our trained staff will help guide you to the therapies they think would be most beneficial for your unique symptom presentation. 

Manual Lymphatic Drainage

Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) is a Manual Therapy Technique which can be utilized in conjunction with a Massage Therapy Session or completely separate. MLD is a gentle, lighter pressure, rhythmic technique helping facilitate waste exchange in tissues and assists the body to rid itself of stagnant interstitial fluid and toxins, boost your immune function, and provide essential opportunities to create a reset when recovering from many long term chronic systemic dysfunctions like post covid syndrome.  It is vitally important to the body that the Lymphatic System works at its optimum because no matter what the purpose or job a particular cell is, they all need nourished and cleaned. By opening up the bodies natural system of waste removal first and assisting vessels which drain into that system to actively move fluid, this modality has been shown to aid in general body detoxification. For more information about this technique check out this link to the modality page

Cupping Therapy

By creating suction and negative pressure, Massage Cupping Therapy is used to soften tight muscles, loosen adhesions, and separate layers of connective tissue to bring hydration and blood flow to body tissues. Massage cupping bodywork is versatile and can easily be modified to accomplish a range of techniques, from facilitation of lymphatic drainage to deep-tissue myofascial release. Cupping can be extremely helpful for breathing issues post covid helping to break up intercostal scar tissue and  diaphramatic dysfunction once cleared by a doctor post covid. In addition to the benefits on breathing, the suction also pulls toxins, pathogenic factors, blood poison, dead lymph and cellular debris from deep within tissues to the skin. These toxic agents are then more easily expelled from the body with the use of massage cupping. Click here to learn more about other benefits of Cupping Therapy.

Gua Sha Therapy

Gua Sha is a fascial release method which utilizes a stone tool to aid in the release of adhesions and scar tissue in the body. Post respiratory infection, pneumonia,  people who have breathing issues, or those who sit for long periods of time are especially susceptible to adhesions in their chest, diaphragm, and neck and intercostal muscles which aid in inspiration and exhalation. By using Gua Sha during a bodywork session on these areas one could have improved breathing ability by releasing these fascial restrictions. For more about Gua Sha click here

Craniosacral Therapy

Craniosacral Therapy is a light touch method of manual therapy focusing on fascia, connective tissues, the nervous system and movement of cerebrospinal fluid in the brain and spinal cord. By normalizing the environment around the brain and spinal cord and enhancing the body’s ability to self-correct, Craniosacral Therapy is able to alleviate a wide variety of dysfunctions. Craniosacral Therapy has helped decrease nerve, organ, brain, immune, digestive, and sleep issues in clients who have sought care post covid infection in our clinic. When one has tried traditional Western medicine and not had relief, this modality can sometimes be a help. For more information about Craniosacral Therapy at UTB click here

Myofascial Release & Adhesion Release

Tissue which has been stagnant due to prolonged illness or lack of movement can start to adhere and become less mobile, this can cause diffuse inflammation, perceived "tightness" in the body and can restrict proper lymph flow and circulation. Booking a session to focus specifically on the fascia has been helpful to many in their recovery post covid in our clinic.

Reiki or Chakra Balancing

Reiki and Chakra Balancing are energy modalities which use light touch to help realign energy centers and facilitate movement of energy in our systems. Since post covid symptoms are vague, unexplained, and little is known of why some have long haul symptoms over others, many of our clients use Reiki and Chakra Balancing to decrease their anxiety, heart rate issues, pain levels to feel more grounded and balanced. When traditional western medicine fails to resolve an issue, many have found symptom relief with energy modalities and Craniosacral Therapy specifically. For more information about Reiki and Chakra Balancing at UTB click here. 

Flotation Therapy

Flotation Therapy or Sensory Deprivation Therapy in our 12" deep epsom salt solution can provide relief for many ailments. Anxiety or decreasing your "fight or flight" response, sleep issues, inflammation, pain, muscle and joint stiffness, as well as mental clarity have all been reported after using our float pool For more information on Floating at UTB click here.  

Other Recommendations:

Post covid syndrome, or any long term ambiguous ailment can cause a diminishing sense of hope and leave one feeling stuck, In addition to care at Unlocking The Body, seeking out care from a Naturopath, Acupuncturist, or Chiropractor in addition to the Modalities we offer may be helpful.

When our body systems are supported and can function at their optimum our bodies can heal and recover better. If you feel hopeless and in need of a place to start we have many resources, even if you do not wish to seek care at Unlocking The Body, feel free to email us at: [email protected] if you would like the names of Providers in the region we work with and refer to.  

As always - Consult your Care Provider to make sure the modalities we offer are a good fit and indicated for your individual needs.