BrainSpa uses safe and effective technology.
Neurofeedback is non-invasive and has been proven in clinical studies to improve memory, concentration, focus, migraine/headaches, cognitive decline, autism, OCD, PTSD, pain, depression, TBI, Parkinsons, epilepsy, and personality disorders. We also have many clients that use the technology to help with stress, anxiety, depression, fear, and sleep.
BrainSpa uses neurofeedback to improve multiple aspects of your life. Whether you struggle with trauma, want to improve peak performance or anything in-between we are here for you.
Neurofeedback training is an effective, FDA-approved, safe, non-invasive, non-pharmacological intervention that should be considered as a type of therapy for mental health struggles because it promotes the healing, instead of masking, of a dysregulated brain. The goal of neurofeedback is not only to change how you think and feel, but also to change your brain on a biological level for better functioning.
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You shouldn’t have to live with things that stop you from reaching your potential. BrainSpa uses Neurofeedback, a safe and efficient therapy that has been around for decades to will help you improve your memory, increase attention, learning and focus, get relief from anxiety, depression, and the crippling cycles of trauma.
Neurofeedback is based on the theory that neuroplasticity, the brains ability to modify, change and adapt can be used to treat psychological and neurological conditions. Neuroplasticity can be a beautiful thing as children become an adult and learn to read, multiply, play sports, get a job, balance a checkbook, cook, get an education, and raise children of their own. But there is a down side that during that same time negative events are also shaping our views and effecting our brains. Many people feel that we are subject to these events and ‘are who we are’ but just as neuroplasticity allowed for negative changes, it can also create a new happy version of yourself, scars and all.
Neuroplasticity also applies to the genetic component of mental health. Even if you are ‘born this way’ brain training with neurofeedback can restore balance and symmetry to levels of neurotypical individuals of the same gender and age.
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Unfortunately if you have been exposed to the damaging effects of trauma, it can be crippling. We understand this at BrainSpa and Neurofeedback can help!
Medications can have their place in the short term, but only mask the symptoms and do not address the underlying brainwave abnormality. Healing the brain is the focus of neurofeedback.
Research shows that learning disabilities are more common than people realize, even affecting 3% of the population.
Neurofeedback is a natural approach that is backed by more than 50 years of research and it addresses the underlying factors that contribute to ADHD.
Beta waves are associated with alertness, but when maintained too long lead to feelings of fear and anxiety. Leaning how to increase alpha waves while reducing beta activity is critical.
Many complex factors contribute to declining memory, including brainwave imbalance. Memory loss is NOT just about age but believe it or not, improper brain activity can prevent the storage and recall of knowledge.
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Why Choose Us
Studies show neurofeedback can improve depression, anxiety and ADHD.
Neurofeedback is a therapeutic tool used to gain more control over the electrical activity in your brain. It is a safe and highly effective modality used to minimize symptoms associated with ADHD, depression, anxiety, sleep disorders, headaches and migraines, eating disorders, chronic pain, PTSD and many more.
Neurofeedback has been used for over 50 years for resolving a wide range of symptoms. The reason that BrainSpa is able to successfully treat more people than anyone else is that we focus on the symptoms you want to change and take a non-prescription and effective approach.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why Choose BrainSpa?
BrainSpa uses neurofeedback to improve multiple aspects of your life. Whether you struggle with memory loss or want help performing at your peak we are here for you.
Neurofeedback is a therapeutic tool used to gain more control over the electrical activity in your brain. It is a safe and highly effective modality used to minimize symptoms associated with attention-deficit disorders, depression, anxiety, sleep disorders, headaches and migraines, eating disorders, chronic pain, trauma, dissociative disorders, and many more.
Are there any negative effects from neurofeedback training?
There are no chemicals or magnetic energy inputs from Neurofeedback so side-effects are rare. You may experience short-lived negative effects after training, but these effects are mild and are usually gone the next day. The most common side effect is mental fatigue after a session because Neurofeedback is learning and learning uses a lot of energy. Other side effects such as dizziness are typically from medication but may be exacerbated by the improvements gained with neurofeedback. Usually, we can alter the training so that negative effects do not occur.
Does NFB replace counseling or medication?
No. Addressing symptoms of nearly all neurological conditions is multi- faceted, meaning there are many things that can be done to give the most positive outcome. For example, losing weight is multi-faceted because for best results you wouldn't go to the gym alone, instead adding a healthy diet, supplements, better sleep routine, and metabolic testing are ALL beneficial and will help you reach your desired goals faster and healthier (long lasting).
Neurofeedback is a facet for addressing neurological conditions as is counseling and medications. We encourage our patients to continue any treatments they find helpful! Neurofeedback is different from counseling or medication in the way it works but it can balance and improve brain function so you can engage in the counseling process more fully, allowing you feel healthier, more centered and to make more conscious, healthier decisions. With time and dedication, our clients could potentially decrease their medications or cease taking them all together.
What is neurofeedback therapy?
Neurofeedback is also known as EEG Biofeedback. BrainCore Neurofeedback is guided exercise for the brain. It is a learning modality designed to retrain dysregulated brainwave patterns.
What is a QEEG?
The QEEG (Quantitative Electroencephalogram) is commonly referred to as a 'brain map'. And electroencephalogram is a report of electrical activity within the brain that provides detailed information about brainwave activity and function.
How does the treatments work?
Sensors are attached to the specific training sites on the individual's scalp and then the computer records the brainwave activity. These sensors are non-invasive as there is no electrical current being put into the brain.
What is the cost?
Most insurance companies do not cover neurofeedback, unfortunantly, but we are HSA/FHA approved and do accept all major credit cards. We offer discounts on treatment packages, but all require a QEEG to determine the appropriate course of care. The cost of the exam is $250 and includes the Report of Findings on a seperate visit. At the second visit, fees for the recommended treatment will be discussed and the cost of the QEEG will be deducted from the price of the recommended package.
What should I expect during and after sessions?
Once the training protocal has been selected based on the findings of the QEEG, each visit will begin with a check up on how the client is feeling and tracking of recent symtoms. The neurofeedback training uses a state of the art computer based therapy system. Sensors are placed on the scalp in key positions that are determined through analysis of a customized QEEG Brain Map. The sensors are non-invasive and painless. The sensors simply receive the brainwaves emitted by the brain and carry them to the computer where they are amplified and recorded by the BrainCore software.
The BrainCore software automatically detects when the brainwaves are properly ordered and regulated. That information is fed back to the client in real time through a training media chosen by the client: a game, movie, or tv show. The neurofeedback program signals the client's brain when the brainwaves become dysregulated and unorganized, and once again when they normalize and become reorganized. This quite literally teaches and retrains the brain and creates new neural pathways.
After each session, some clients feel a bit tired and others feel a burst of energy. Some may experience a slight headache from the hard exercise session they just experienced. It usually dissipates very quickly. Nearly all clients report that each neurofeedback session is very relaxing.
How many times a week should I come?
We recommend a minimum of 2 sessions per week for treatment packages.
What can I do to enhance the results? What slows down progress?
We will review supplemental brain hacks that can enhance your results. These include cold showers, early morning light exposure, sauna bathing, setting and sticking to a bed time routine, and supplements.
We highly recommend avoiding alcohol during your training package sessions. Progress will be slowed down by not eating healthy and nutritious meals, not moving your body enough, and placing yourself in stressful environments.
Does my neurofeedback technician offer counseling?
No, we are not licensed counselors. Neurofeedback training is a tool for you to improve your brain health. We will monitor the symptoms and success of the training sessions, and will provide referral resources when asked or necessary.