Depression is one of the most common mental health disorders in adults, although it doesn’t affect everyone equally: Women are 70% more likely than men to become depressed. The team at Neurovella Brain Spa in Los Angeles offers advanced therapies that relieve symptoms of depression by retraining brain waves, eliminating stress and improving your overall wellness. Contact the Brain Spa at 855-855-BRAIN or schedule an appointment online to learn more about cutting-edge therapies that help lighten the symptoms of depression.

Depression Q & A

Neurovella Brain Spa

What causes depression?

Numerous things contribute to depression, including genetics, epigenetic changes, numerous neurotransmitters, electrical activity in the brain, trauma, stress, and the function of at least three different brain regions. Diminished neurogenesis may also have an important role.

While there’s no doubt that a brain imbalance leads to depression, discerning its exact cause is difficult. All of the causative factors, including the part of the brain involved, are different for each person.

How does brain mapping help alleviate depression?

The team at Neurovella Brain Spa use brain mapping to evaluate which area of the brain is under- or over-performing. A brain mapping session only takes about 20 minutes. You’ll wear a cap equipped with EEG sensors that pick up electrical activity in your brain while you complete activities on a computer.

The resulting brainwaves reveal how your brain functions while you complete cognitive tasks, pay attention, and process information. Your brain waves are mapped to illustrate each brain region’s functionality. This information guides neurofeedback treatment.

How does neurofeedback work?

Neurofeedback retrains your brain waves to function at optimal levels. Using specialized software, your brain activity is displayed on a computer screen in real time. The computer uses a video game to show whether you need to increase or decrease brain activity to reach optimal function.

As you control the game using brainwaves, you immediately see items move on the computer screen, reflecting the change you made in brain activity. Over several neurofeedback sessions, your ability to purposefully control the game improves, which rewires your brain to promote long-lasting changes that alleviate symptoms of depression.

What other brain spa therapies are available?

Virtual reality-guided meditation

Neurovella Brain Spa offers virtual reality-guided meditation using the advanced Oculus headset to stream virtual reality environments. Studies show that guided meditation performed while engaged in a calming virtual reality world can diminish symptoms of depression.

Immersive meditation chair

As you relax in their specialized chair, your mind relaxes to music, while multi-frequency acoustic vibrations reach all tissues throughout your body. The total effect relieves tension and physical stress and restores energy.

IV infusions

Intravenous infusions contain optimal doses of vitamins and antioxidants known to alleviate depression.

Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS)

TMS uses painless magnetic fields to stimulate nerves in the brain. It’s an effective, FDA-approved option for alleviating depression, especially depression that resists other types of treatment.

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